A cruel and miserable soul, Pierre Falardeau was famous for urging Anglophone federalists to get out of Quebec.
He is also infamous for writing a particularly nasty article celebrating the death of noted Quebec federalist Claude Ryan.
"Finally, at last a good thing has happened! Claude Ryan has just died. Nothing left to do but to embalm him and close the coffin."Some other of his bon mots include a reference to David Suzuki; “a bearded little Jap.”
"Voilà enfin une bonne chose de faite! Claude Ryan vient de mourir. Ne reste plus qu'à l'embaumer et à fermer le couvercle." Pierre Faladeau
Here's a clip of him denigrating Anglos.
As for his racist comments, apologists chalk it up to sovereignist exuberance and compare him to a lovable old uncle who likes to use the word 'nigger.'
Of course the nationalists are offering platitudes and mark his passing with warm remembrances.
As Quebec television personality Guy A. Lepage put it ;
"In spite of his occasional slips, we all make them, he had all my respect"Former Quebec Premier Bernard Landry said he was deeply saddened by his death.
"Malgré ses dérapes occasionnelles - on en fait tous - il avait tout mon respect"
"I met him often and each time I told him that we all thought the same things as him, but we expressed it quite differently. This made us laugh a lot! " - Bernard LandrySo the ex-Premier believes in the same anglophobic filth as Mr. Falardeau! Hmmm...
Mr. Falardeau may have hated Canada, but had no problem accepting money from Telefilm Canada to finance his projects. When asked about the contradiction, in a television interview, he answered sheepishly that he "had three mouths to feed."
The animator then reminded him that he had previously chastised Francophone artists for taking part in Canada Day Celebrations. "Don't they also have families to feed?"
"You might be right..." answered Falardeau.
A deep thinker, this one.....
As they say in French - Bon Débarras!, good riddance.