Plains play downplays politics, scores points

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Photo: Photo: Scott French

The two young protagonists, brothers Phillipe (left) and Nicolas Gobeil Bouchard provide some much needed comic relief in their portrayal of the 1759 Battle of the Plains.

Predictably, political posturing among Quebec federalists and nationalists has made headlines throughout Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations this summer, with each side using “petit politiques” to score marginal gains for their respective teams. Apparently politics, like football, is a game of inches.