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The Best of French Canadian/Quebecois

This month a Universal Music compilation celebrating Canada’s 150th was released. But unfortunately, it didn’t include one French song and many complained that it should at least include a few. This Spotify playlist includes the songs I would have considered had I compiled this CD set :

I’m sure I forgot a few but I’ll add them to the playlist later. Enjoy.

Cineplex To Play More Films In French

Television Radio Canada has reported that Cineplex will be playing more films in French in their theaters, starting with the newly acquired theaters in the Maritimes.

I’m bilingual so I enjoy the odd French film. But I’ve had to travel to Gatineau, Quebec to view them in a theater or had to wait until it was released on DVD, blu-ray or on iTunes. And many French films are not readily available for rental outside of the province of Quebec or online so sometimes I don’t get to see some of these films until they air on television.

I’m hoping that if Cineplex decide to build a theater in my general area that it will include a smaller theater dedicated to foreign films.

Zik.ca To Offer Streaming Music

Francophone music service Zik.ca will offer a streaming music subscription service on April 4th.

The Archambault.ca subsidiary will offer over 12 million songs to its subscribers, including a large repertoire of french music. No details as to the rates have been published yet.