Sunday, January 29, 2006
Two Montreal radio hosts, famous for their hoaxes on well known people, pulled off another one. This time it was French President Jacques Chirac who was on the receiving end. One of the hoaxers managed to convince Chirac’s office that he was Stephen Harper. Chirac, being diplomatic, took the phone call to offer his congratulations to the newly elected PM of Canada. The lengthy phone call included the radio host adopting an outlandishly exaggerated French Canadian accent and telling Chirac that Canada’s new ambassador to France would be Richard Z. Sirois (a French Canadian comedian). When the radio pranksters finally confessed to Chirac who they really were, Chirac burst out laughing.