“It’s not that a crackdown on English is without precedent, but lately the way controversies get framed in North American media is different.”
An opinion letter in the HuffPost frames the “Bonjour-Hi” debate as a non-issue. The writer contends it was an outsized reaction to the non-binding motion unanimously voted in the National Assembly. The controversy reflects a current tendency for media to elevate all crises to a similar level of urgency.
The author of this blog post also refers to the Montreal Gazette article featuring excerpts from a letter written to Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard by James Shea, president of the QCGN.