Weekly survey: Quebec’s new music policy

The Quebec ministry of culture was put on hold with another government department and was “shocked” to hear—and that’s a quote: “shocked”—to hear someone singing in English. Actually, the word she used was “warbling.”

So Culture Ministry Nathalie Roy declared that 90% of all music used in provincial buildings be sung in French immediately. The other 10% can be in English and Indigenous languages.

Your thoughts, please. A good idea? A bad idea? Or let’s not make a big deal of this. Give that a think, give me your response.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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