This is why Quebec and Montreal in particular are thought of in such poor terms internationally. Watch the DVD of Triumph the Insult Dog from Conan's old show where he lays in on the local french Canadians for being smug, arrogant, and out of touch with reality over separtism. Funny and sadly accurate...BTW I love Canada and Quebec and have family there and have visited several times but they really are the laughingstock of North America...
First off, I very much doubt your knowledge of Montreal and Québec allows you to call anything whatsoever about it 'accurate' as if your point of view was enough to put a seal on your own ******** perceptions of what the world thinks. In poor terms internationally? I hope this was a joke. Perhaps in poor terms with some English Canadians that cannot swallow that some people in one of the provinces refuse to acknowledge they live in the 'best country on the planet'.
I saw that Conan video and he did just like most Americans that don't know anything about Québec do, he applied what they believe are French stereotypes to them. Another clear showcase of it is the South Park video about 'French Canada'. It went over his head entirely that France and Québec aren't much the same.. but how could they not be.. don't they speak the same language?! Somehow, I doubt he'd make the same mistake between Americans and the Brits.
As for the Québécois being out of touch with "reality over separatism", I am amazed you'd rather trust a talking American dog's opinions on it than actually try to vary your sources, maybe taking a few coming from the separatists side itself. I'd really love to see you even attempt to argue that the separatists are 'out of touch with reality'. Can you please show me the light? I'm interested.
Someone already replied better than I would about Québec being the laughing stock of North America. From my Québécois point of view, living in that part of this continent that has likely the most progressive views on most social issues and an abyssal criminality rate, I beg to differ.
I have nothing bad to say about Boston other than closing everything at 2 a.m. sucks and that Matt Serra can lick my french balls. Patrice Bergeron is awesome. Raymond Bourque is awesome.
Another thing people have to remember is that we as a public hear about this investigation because Zdeno Chara is a public figure that people take interest in. I'm not a police officer, and I don't work in the justice system- but it's quite possible (and LIKELY, I would say) that there are plenty of cases that most people would consider just as pointless as this that just drag on and on because of red tape and such- we just don't hear about them because the press KNOWS that no one cares, and doesn't bother to report it.
Also, as has been pointed out already, another reason it's taken so long is because things were on hold during the playoffs- which is lucky for Chara, because non-athletes probably don't get those kinds of considerations in legal proceedings.
............and mishandle the puck and totally suck ,after last nights game the should put him in jail.Stealing a pay check WTF.Many here like to call out Pouliot,have u watched this 7M wonder play lately,again Wtf .And he still gets the Ice time because everyone else on D is even worse believe it or not.
Goes deeper than just college kids from my experience anyways.
More then college kids!
The company I work for has a branch in Montreal and I still haven't heard the end of it from these grown men. I tell them you should be embarrassed. It doesn't just make their fans look like babies who are truly too passionate and go overboard over a sport; but as well Canadian/Quebec Police look like a bunch of clowns wasting taxpayers money on this.
Not to mention the bed rep from the media. Just let it be over.