Madonna makes history in Quebec

Madonna is scheduled to perform September 1st in Quebec city at the Plains of Abraham, the site of the 1759 battle between the British and French. Although music icons such as Sir Paul McCartney, Celine Dion and Sir Elton John have given concerts at the historic location, they didn’t charge admission. The Material Girl will not only be the first performer allowed to charge admission; but the park is offering the space to her for no charge. This has caused officials to come under fire, because a National Battlefields Commission policy stipulates it’s “generally forbidden” to hold commercial activities. Joanne Laurin, a spokesperson for the Commission, told The Globe and Mail, “We accepted it because we presume there will be major economic benefits for Quebec City.” André Juneau, who ran the Commission for 14 years, is against the decision, saying that they should at least have charged Madonna a fee to go towards improving the park. “It isn’t right,” he said. “I would never have agreed to do it for free. You can make an exception for one case, but then they should have to pay. Otherwise, you open the door to anyone who wants to organize something commercial on the Plains.”

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  1. eeeeeeerrrrrrr... • March 16, 2012 @ 1:53 PM

    Shocker,Quebecers is loaded with frogs!

  2. zzzz • March 16, 2012 @ 3:41 PM

    I don’t understand why they’re making such a huge exception for her. This is just so wrong…such a disrespect to our veterans.

  3. Olive • March 17, 2012 @ 12:28 AM

    Thats not fair! Sir McCartney, Celine Dion, and Sir Elton didnt charge admission, and they are some of the biggest stars EVER. Madonna may have been the pop icon of the early 80s or so, but that doesnt mean she can go and tample on OUR lands and make us pay just to see her lip synch. And its not fair that she gets it free. Like come on. Amen zzzz. This is SO disrepectful to the veterans and the soldiers that fought for our country decades ago. Shame on u Quebec City

  4. Dave • March 17, 2012 @ 4:15 PM

    She has millions, why should she get the venue for free? This is ridiculous.

  5. Germain • March 18, 2012 @ 7:56 AM

    I saw Metallica there last summer, I paid the festivals admission only of 60$. I would have gladly paid more than that to see them. for Madonna, even it it was free I would not go, she’s a ho.

  6. jjjones • March 19, 2012 @ 8:30 AM

    If they aren’t charging her then I hope the price of the tickets are lower because of it.

  7. Elena • September 1, 2012 @ 11:26 AM

    It’s clear they made an exception because there will be thousands of people going to see her and Quebec will benefit from that. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like her, thousands (70,000) disagree with you and will cause a good economic impact in the area, it’s a win win. And how exactly is she been disrespectful to perform there? If you don’t like her fine just don’t go, there’s thousands of people that will be happy to pay for a ticket, and go let your bitterness in life somewhere else

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