Four Hundred Years of Humiliation

Poutine-toting Champlain offends French-language group

A French-language rights group is demanding an apology from Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a controversial poster hanging at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The poster — used to advertise the embassy’s Canada Day party — featured a picture of French explorer Samuel de Champlain holding a plate of poutine, Quebec’s famous delicacy made with fries, cheese curds and gravy.