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Montreal tourist season at risk over tuition protests | News | National Post

 

As stand-up comedy is often conflated with some sort of critical, political project, it is easy to forget that it is at its base an entirely commercial enterprise. The gatekeepers that deliver the stand-up product are at all times preoccupied with producing the optimum conditions for big sales. Case in point, festival president and founder spoke out against Montreal’s student protests this week, noting that they might keep tourists away from the city’s festivals:

You work hard for years to build a good image. Montreal has a good image, as a fun city, a place where you go and enjoy life and you’re going to have a great party time. What’s going on now is not scary but certainly troubling. – Gilbert Rozon

Montreal tourist season at risk over tuition protests | News | National Post.

 

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