The sad story of the death of five Canadians in Afghanistan weighed heavily on the hearts of all Canadians....well most Canadians anyway.While every other major daily newspaper in Canada placed the story on page one, not so for Montreal's Journal de Montreal.
How many deaths does it take in Afghanistan to make the front page of the Journal de Montreal?
Apparently five is not enough.
What story was more important? HOCKEY + NATIONALISM
As you can see, the newspaper ran a photo montage of the four Quebeckers who were named to Canada's Olympic hockey team, alongside a larger photo montage of Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis who were left off the team much to the consternation of hand-wringing nationalists.
By the way, the story on the Afghanistan deaths was on placed page 3 with the death of the journalist as a headline.