Legault: All French-Canadians are Catholic

On his official visit to California, François Legault made one of those statements that will be remembered: all French-Canadians are Catholic.

CBC radio noted this morning that in Quebec, about three quarters of the populace claim to be Catholic, but I wonder how many actually practise the religion any more. People say they’re Catholic meaning their parents or grandparents were Catholic, or maybe because they’d find it too difficult to admit they have no beliefs. They’ll check a box on the census, but almost nobody lets the Catholic church tell them how to live.

The governor of California refused to be drawn into a discussion about religious symbols, too.