Monday, February 9, 2009

Ministere Des Affaires Internationales Du Quebec

Big howdy (bonjour!) to Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie up in Quebec. Francophonicized, that's "Ministere Des Affaires Internationales Du Quebec." Excuse moi, Monsieur Arcand, but why does your agency monitor Chicago News Bench so faithfully? Pourquoi surveillez-vous mon site Web? Mind you, I'm not complaining. I appreciate you as a reader, but I am curious as to why you, or someone in your ministry, spends so much time nearly every day combing through this humble blog site. Aucune offense. Je suis seulement d'un ton interrogateur. Perhaps I'll stroll into your Chicago delegation at 444 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 1900 and say hello one day soon and ask them. Shouldn't you folks be spending more time working on international relations and francophonie stuff? Take your press release from January 26, for example: MONTREAL, 26 Janv. /CNW Telbec/- The Minister for the Relations international and minister responsible for the Francophonie, Mr. Pierre Arcand, the new general consul of the Federation of Russia met today with Montreal, Mr. Alexey V. Isakov. The meeting related to the exchanges between Quebec and Russia and possibilities of development of those, in particular in the cultural and educational fields. (Bad translation by BabelFish; Full release in French!) That's important stuff there, sir. Meeting with a Russian official as though Quebec is a real country. I am honored that your ministry considers Chicago News Bench worthy of your time and attention. But don't let me distract you from matters of state. Merci beaucoup! CNB RSS Feed