The Montreal Canadiens announced the appointment of the 23-year-old from London, Ont., as the team’s captain on Monday.
Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade told reporters in Thetford Mines that it would be a good thing if Suzuki learned French, adding that living in Quebec is an opportunity to learn the language.
Parti Quebecois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon also praised the hockey club’s decision _ describing Suzuki as a “very good choice” for captain.
But he said its important for the Habs captain to learn French because the position involves a bond with a Quebec fan base that has offered unconditional support to the team for generations.
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