The Quebec Minister of Culture fell short of saying that Cunneyworth should be let go because he doesn't speak French. The media in Montreal is up in arms. I find this very interesting. I respect the concept of maintaining your culture, but I thought Canada has both languages in the book (English and French). Is in up to the media to learn English in a bilingual country. Also in this era were the players themselves come from different countries, the important thing is that the coach can communicate with the players. For this purpose English has been the universal language . The coach should be hired by his ability not by which language he speaks as the only measuring stick. For that matter how would Francophones like to see French Canadian coaches not hired by an English speaking team because of language. This doesn't happen because most French-Canadian coaches know English also because they need it to have a job. The next thing we hear will be that the Florida Panthers require a Spanish speaking coach because the latin media in South Florida wants there press conference in Spanish.It is unfair and discriminatory to call for the firing of any person based on their language. I'm sure that if anyone asks the players, they have no trouble communicating with Cunneyworth.