Sunday, October 4, 2009

Quebec Filmmaker And Sovereigntist Pierre Falardeau Laid To Rest In Montreal

Jeremie Falardeau, front left, and his brother,Jules, front right, carry their father's casket into the church after funeral services for Quebec filmmaker Pierre Falardeau Saturday, October 3, 2009 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

From The Canadian Press:

MONTREAL — More than one-thousand people packed a Montreal church Saturday to pay their final respects to Quebec filmmaker and sovereigntist hardliner Pierre Falardeau.

He died of cancer last week in Montreal. He was 62.

Family members and colleagues, many choking back tears, recalled their former friend during the two-hour ceremony, which included signature Falardeau flourishes of strong language and stronger opinions.

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My Comment: Don MacPherson at the Montreal Gazette sums it up best ....

And another thing: Bernard Landry recalls that he often told avowed federalist-hater Pierre Falardeau, who died Friday: "Pierre, I think just about the same thing as you about just about everything, but I don't say it the same way."

So, then, what words would the former Parti Québécois premier choose to insult French-speaking Quebecers who vote No to sovereignty, as Falardeau did in his Elvis Gratton films?

Or to celebrate the death of former Liberal leader Claude Ryan, or to declare that the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, who included children in day-care centres in the World Trade Centre, deserved to die?

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