19 August 2009

Nothing like a good "family" feud


The simplistic narrative of the Conquest of Quebec is not universally accepted even among the conquered.

If the national question is, as some francophones like to point out, really a family feud, let's hear all the voices.

OTTAWA — The mayor of Quebec City apparently isn't interested in the French royal coat of arms that a French-language advocacy group in Gatineau, Que., wants the Canadian War Museum to return to the city.

Jean-Paul Perreault, president of Imperatif francais, last week demanded that the carved pine coat of arms that sat atop one of Quebec City's gates until 1760 be returned because it was "looted by violence" after the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

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