WW Update4,443 posts since 6 Feb 2007
MétéoMédia, Canada (French), 2017; interesting that many news anchors in Quebec emulate Parisian French pronunciations, while meteorologists tend to use a purely Quebecois accent -- this is similar to the situation in German-speaking Switzerland.

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MétéoMédia, Canada (French), 2017; interesting that many news anchors in Quebec emulate Parisian French pronunciations, while meteorologists tend to use a purely Quebecois accent -- this is similar to the situation in German-speaking Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmu2mxdt2Zg


Probably more down to the location of the channels. Meteo Media comes from the Weather Network's studios in Oakville, Ontario. The local French Canadian accent in that region is heavily influenced by North American English. Most news programmes in the French language come from Quebec itself.
WW Update4,443 posts since 6 Feb 2007
MétéoMédia, Canada (French), 2017; interesting that many news anchors in Quebec emulate Parisian French pronunciations, while meteorologists tend to use a purely Quebecois accent -- this is similar to the situation in German-speaking Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmu2mxdt2Zg


Probably more down to the location of the channels. Meteo Media comes from the Weather Network's studios in Oakville, Ontario. The local French Canadian accent in that region is heavily influenced by North American English. Most news programmes in the French language come from Quebec itself.


I don't know about that. Sandra Sirois, the meteorologist in that clip, is from Montreal, and that certainly sounds like a typically Quebecois accent. In any case, I doubt that most of their French on-air staff would be natives of Ontario just because the channel happens to be based there. (After all, even when CNN was heavily centralized in Atlanta, its on-air employees weren't Georgians or even Southerners for the most part.)
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