Who is Véronique Cloutier?

Wéronique Cloutier?

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I'm not the one asking the question. It is Louis Morissette, Véro's husband, who asks this funny question in the latest issue of the magazine… Véro, published by Louis Morissette.

Morissette “is worried about the future of Quebec cultural content, which is gradually disappearing in the face of the American giants”. 

La The question that Louis Morissette asks in this column is relevant: why does the young generation of Quebecers drink in American culture so much that they no longer know the great French-speaking stars? 

It is indeed worrying. But what are we doing to save our culture?

THE MORISSETTE

Yes, I think Louis Morissette is leading the way.

Yes, I find it funny when, on Radio-Canada's vero.tv site, you can find programs produced by Louis Morrissette, starring Louis Morissette and the little Cloutier-Morissette family, all paid for with our taxes.

But that doesn't take anything away from their talent. And Louis Morissette regularly writes hard-hitting editorials. 

In this most recent piece, which has been widely circulated on social media, Morissette actually talks about a generational change. 

While his generation was as interested in American culture as it was in local artists, the new generation tuned into Netflix, Spotify or Amazon… abandoning Quebec productions.

He asks the question: “If Véro has difficulty maintaining the interest of his own children for a CHANNEL THAT BEARS HIS NAME, I am very worried about the interest shown in our work by the young people of Laval, Sainte- Julie or de Beauport. »

Well, between you and me, I don't think Quebec's “culture” is in danger if young people don't listen to Passion dust, a series on renovation with Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse. 

But I understand what Morissette means. Young Quebecers are increasingly foreign to their own popular culture, disconnected from their roots.

In my opinion, we had the perfect illustration of this cultural alienation when Jean-Marc Vallée died tragic at age 58. For a whole generation, he was only the director of Big Little Lies and not that of the cult film C.R.A.Z.Y.

In his text, Louis Morissette proposes “to build a rescue program for Quebec popular culture” by pushing local culture in schools. Good idea. But you know what Victor Hugo said: “Education is given by the family; the instruction is the State which owes it. »

If a young person never sees his parents read a Quebec book, listen to a song in French or follow a series from here, he repeats the same pattern. 

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Wéronique Cloutier?

SAVE THE CULTURE

In closing, I have a question for Louis Morissette. If he is sincerely worried about the invasion of American culture, can he explain to me why there are so many translated American series on vero.tv?

During my visit to the site yesterday , I spotted An exemplary woman (French version of The Good Wife), An exemplary struggle (French version of The good fight), Rizzoli & Isles (an American crime series), Younger (a comedy series from the creators of Sex in New York) and Shrill (a American series). 

So, Louis, maybe we could start by cleaning up our own backyard?  

Who is Véronique Cloutier?