After Weinstein, sex scandals hit Quebec personalities

In the wake of vast media attention of the alleged abuse by Hollywood film producer,Harvey Weinstein, comes claims of misconduct against two major media personalities in Canada.

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  • Linda1000

    More proof that Quebec belongs in its own world as I’ve never heard of either of the two media/entertainment personalities mentioned in the article but I don’t ever remember listening to Radio Canada? What station number is it?

    • tom_billesley

      In Quebec, “international celebrity” extends to …… well, France.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Leonard Cohen remains beloved by the French, you are quite right on that score.

        You are aware, I trust, that Mr. Cohen’s fame extended to some English-speaking quarters as well. And that Mr. Cohen had homes in both Montreal and Los Angeles……

    • Justin St.Denis

      Because some people with whom you are unfamiliar actually exist, you say that they “live in their own world”? Interesting albeit extremely parochial perspective.

      • Linda1000

        I’d say generally many Quebecers are more parochial than me whether you are referring to my narrow viewpoint or some kind of religious church slant. Hell, Quebec still demands that one has to speak French in order to live in la belle province. My statement was an attempt to get another dig in at Quebec of course, since I’m a square head from Western Canada. 😉

        • Justin St.Denis

          In point of fact, Quebec is the least religiously inclined of any Canadian province.

          • Linda1000

            Really, how did they erase their Roman Catholics and what about all the cathedrals or big churches. You’re saying traditional Quebec is gone?

          • Justin St.Denis

            Yup. The larger convents (in Mtl. at least) have been converted into condo developments. We visited friends in such a condo just last month. Gorgeous. Ditto monasteries and larger churches. Gone. Pfft! Turned into co-ops and condos.

          • Linda1000

            I didn’t realize that and that’s more erasing historical buildings and Canadian history.

          • John

            Not if you include the *Raeliens* :o)

        • John

          Dig away! Geez, I’m a Quebecker ( billingual) and I take digs at this place all the time!

          • Linda1000

            Tell me some of the Quebecer jokes about the rest of Canada. I have two long time French Cdn friends and one of the best times I remember was visiting Quebec City with one of them and partying with her family. They did talk an awful lot though but definitely not boring. 🙂

      • deplorabledave

        Thin skin?

        • Justin St.Denis

          No. Nor am I from Quebec. I simply find Canadian parochialism self-defeating.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Oh shit, here we go again. Canada and Canadians bending over backwards to loudly express “Me too! Us too!” in a vain effort to grab a little spotlight – no matter how tawdry the issue. Canada and Canadians want to remind everyone that they are just as good as Americans at sex harrassment, although Canadians usually prefer to claim the moral high ground if there is any to claim. Sad.

    • deplorabledave

      Shouldn’t that be Quebec and Quebecois?

      • Frances

        They do tend to look more to the US than to ROC for their values.

        • Justin St.Denis

          You seem to think in rather broad strokes. Sad. The USA is so much more than that, as is Canada (and Quebec).

        • Linda1000

          I’ve never had that impression of Quebecers as they have always seemed to generally value being more protectionist and unique from the ROC and probably more so from the U.S., even the ones who live right on the border with the States. The ROC values – are you talking about Toronto trying to be NYC North, Vancouver which is actually becoming Hongcouver. Maybe Montreal is now Port-au-Prince North but at least the languages are almost identical.

          • Frances

            The impression I’ve always had is that their ties to the US are closer than to to the the rest of us Canadians – they will happily go southward and accept their culture, but come west and we had better provide French. Not all, but enough.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Last time I checked, Quebeckers are Canadians. As for the “ROC”, you just hold onto your hats. Canadians know no hobby horse they will not ride! Gian Ghomeshi wasn’t a “lone wolf”, so to speak. We’ll be hearing about the same shit going down in Canadian film/music production industries in a matter of days.