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[Media Monday] The Sweater, by Roch Carrier

This is a children’s story by a Quebec-born author named Roch Carrier. A quote from this story reads: “We lived in three places: the school, the Church, and the skating rink. But our real life was on the skating rink.” This quote is seen as striking such a chord in Canadian culture, that it was chosen by the Canadian buy herbal viagra Mint in 2001 to be placed on the back of our five-dollar bills.

Roch Carrier as a boy, brought up as a non-conformist by wearing a Maple Leafs sweater in 1940s rural Quebec.

Here is the story, forever preserved by The National Film Board:

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