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L'état, c'est... qui? How different Quebec groups are reacting to Queen Elizabeth's death

French Canadian Flags Waving in Old Montreal Quebec
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In the days since Queen Elizabeth II’s death, residents of Britain’s former colonies and current Commonwealth are reflecting on her legacy. Canada will observe a federal holiday during the state funeral for the Queen on Monday, but some Canadian residents will not spend the day in mourning. We're talking about the mixed reactions in Canada, and Quebec specifically, to the queen’s passing.

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Broadcast live at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.