Quebec publisher wants more French music at Habs games
Calls on government to enforce CRTC francophone policy
A prominent Quebec publisher is calling on the government to force the Montreal Canadiens to play more French-language music at the Bell Centre.
Michel Brule, publisher of Les Editions des intouchables, circulated a petition demanding the Quebec and Canadian governments set a quota for how much francophone music is played in the arena.
Brule said he was shocked the arena's disc jockey played only one French song during Game 7 of the Habs' first-round series against the Boston Bruins.
The petition calls on politicians to create content rules similar to CRTC regulations, and demands French-language songs make up at least 65 per cent of the tunes that echo through the Bell Centre.
Brule says many people warmed to his idea and he collected 200 signatures in two hours.
He says the Canadiens' organization has "no respect" for francophones in Montreal.