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Canadian Comic Receives Death Threats

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(Montreal) Quebec comedian Sugar Sammy performed under police protection at Sherbrooke University Thursday night after a death threat was called in prior to his performance. Audience members had their bags checked at the door, and police escorted him out of town after the performance.
Sugar Sammy is provocative in his performances, especially towards the language laws in Quebec. His latest advertising signs pushed a lot of buttons.
In any advertising within the province, French must be dominant. He has deliberately tweaked the noses of the language police with his latest promo ads which featured him asking for a citation from the same language office, in English.
A complaint was promptly filed by lawyer Francois Cote, who opined that in public, French is permissible, but the English language should be for "the private sphere".
Sugar Sammy was born and raised in Quebec.
Sources:
http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/don-macpherson-comic-sugar-sammys-apparent-defiance-of-quebecs-language-law
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/11/29/chris-selley-sugar-sammys-punchline/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/sugar-sammy-gets-death-threat-before-sherbrooke-show-1.2861488

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