The Duchesses are back... with a vengeance
The Revengeance des Duchesses harkens back to a earlier era, when the Carnaval would bestow the title of duchess and duke on two lucky people. But four years ago, a group of people decided to revive the notion of a reigning duchess, but with a difference. The CBC's Allison Van Rassel spoke to some of the contestants last night. You'll hear Caroline Descostes, a volunteer and former 2012 Duchesses for St-Jean-Baptiste. Nadine Alain-Boulé is this year's Duchesse for Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Claudine Boucher, Duchesse for the Colline Parlementaire.
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