Unwilling to let BGL steal the political spotlight, Habs D Andrei Markov has announced he has been named by the Parti Québécois as their new deputy leader in charge of immigration. Markov, a recently-named Canadian citizen, has been secretly taking French lessons in light of comments from an Anglo journalist. PQ leader Pauline Marois sought out the Habs D and recruited him upon hearing the news that Markov had already mastered the essential phrases "deux bières s'il vous plait" and "vive le Québec libre," and to count to 50% +1 in French. She knew he would have some free time considering the injury that will prevent him from the starting the season with his teammates. "With his new-found love of smokes, beer, and an independent Québec, we knew Andrei was the perfect choice to represent the next generation of Québécois," said Marois.
Bertrand Raymond was said to be pleased with the news.