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PHT talks French-speaking coach controversy in Montreal

Randy Cunneyworth;

This Dec. 17, 2011 photo shows Randy Cunneyworth speaking at a news conference in Montreal after being named as interim head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. The Quebec government isn’t pleased about the hiring of a Montreal Canadiens coach who can’t speak French. The province’s culture minister says she expects the Habs to correct the situation. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


Yesterday, Brough and I appeared on NBC Sportstalk with Russ Thaler to discuss the ongoing Randy Cunneyworth/bilingual coaching controversy in Montreal.

Here’s the video, complete with Brough’s oral history lesson on Franco-Anglo socioeconomic disparities:

For further edumacation on this issue, read yesterday’s post -- Revisiting the Richard Riot to explain Habs coaching history. As Brough wrote, “you can’t really look at this issue in a vacuum. There are years and years of history and emotion behind it.”