Being bilingual should be enough to get you past the OQLF bouncers at CLUB NOUS, the pure laine nightclub, frequented by the likes of Jean-François Lisée, Bernard Landry, and Mathieu Bock-Côté. But it’s not. Because SPEAKING FRENCH will never be enough for people like Lisée. You have to BE FRENCH if you wanna be a part of their NOUS. Membership has its privileges. But people like you and people like me—people who live in what Mathieu Bock-Côté derisively refers to as “Le Québec de Sugar Sammy”—need not apply. Because this really isn’t about language. Maybe it never was.
—John Faithful Hamer, From Here (2016)