Ice Hockey is Canada's Dancing with the Stars

Remember when the White House agreed to push forward President Obama's speech about U.S. involvement in Libya last month because people really needed to see Dancing with the Stars? Something similar has happened up north, where Thursday's French language political debate was moved forward to avoid conflicting with a Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins playoff game. From the Toronto Star:

"When you have the Canadiens playing against the Boston Bruins at the same time that you have a national political debate, a very large number of people are going to chose to watch the Canadiens play," [NDP Leader Jack] Layton said Sunday.

Good call. And I'm not even much of a hockey fan, but that's way cooler than getting bumped for Dancing with the Stars. Canada wins this one.

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