Wegierski: The 2007 Shane Doan controversy in Canada

Mark Wegierski recalls a rare Canadian victory over “political correctness” fifteen years ago. The news in Canada around April 2007 had been convulsed with the issue of Shane Doan, then the captain of the Canadian team at the World Hockey championships. He was accused of uttering an anti-French slur years before that – and therefore was supposedly unfit to be the captain of the team. Fortunately, massive public resistance put the efforts of various mostly Quebec Liberal and Bloc Quebecois politicians on ice, so to […]