The Saint-Jean without a flag

La Saint-Jean sans drapeau

For the first time, the fleurdelisé was absent from the traditional spectacle of the national day on Tuesday. “The error” of the organizers has been denounced as on social networks by politicians in quebec.

Guy Nantel

Guy Nantel, a candidate for the leadership of the PQ, finds it is an error “deplorable” and a ” strong symbol of how one removes an identity to a people.”

“They removed the patriotic speeches, we took the name of St. John, and now it removes the flag “, he lamented in an interview with The Journal.

The office of the minister of Culture, Nathalie Roy, praised the artistic quality and the character “gatherer” of the show, but recalls that the organisers of the national Movement of Quebec and Québécois (MNQ) are “subsidised” and that they have the responsibility ” to enhance the value of our flag.”

The ministry of Culture, “laments the lack of flags of Quebec in the framework of this celebration,” says the press officer Geneviève Gouin, adding that the MNQ ” admitted his mistake “.

Other politicians have pointed to the absence of the fleurdelisé. The interim leader of the PQ, Pascal Bérubé, has posted on social media an animation of the flag by writing : “I have not yet seen our national flag in this wonderful show then I’m going to place one here ! “

The former mp pq’s Elsie Lefebvre has noted that ” we are here, in Quebec, make a spectacle of the national day without a flag “.

Error recognized

The director-general of the MNQ, Martine Desjardins, said on social media that it was a “mistake” : normally, flags are given to the crowd, but this year, the show was free to the public. The flag has, therefore, been forgotten. The organization refused the interview request from the Journal.

On social media, the organization of the national day was this fault of the French in trying to explain.

The producer of the musical performance, Sylvain Parent-Bédard, is explained. “With the crisis [of the] COVID, we have only had a few weeks with hundreds of variables to be unusual. Particular attention will be paid to the next show. The flag will be present, ” he said on Twitter.

Guy Nantel, however, has a different analysis. He believes that this de-politicisation of the national day is the demonstration of a victory of multiculturalism over nationalism.”

He notes that Canada does not hesitate to break out the maple leaf on the first of July.

The former minister pq’s Louise Harel, president of the committee of the fête nationale in Montreal, admits that, “it is with much regret that I myself have found that the flag was not present,” she told the Newspaper.

However, she regretted the words excessive “and stresses that” it is a serious mistake to confuse inclusion and multiculturalism “.

AN OVERVIEW IN OUR ARCHIVES, you can SEE THAT THE FLAG OF QUÉBEC HAS ALWAYS BEEN OMNIPRESENT ON The OCCASION OF the NATIONAL HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT… BUT NOT THIS YEAR.

2003, Quebec city, plains of Abraham“>

2003, Quebec city, plains of Abraham

2013, Quebec city, plains of Abraham“>

2013, Quebec city, plains of Abraham

2016, Montreal, place des Festivals“>

2016, Montreal, place des Festivals

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