Head to Head: Montreal - Boston

Tuesday, 29.04.2014 / 9:56 AM

Act of rebellion

MTL: Patriots’ War (1837-38)

A long-standing conflict between British loyalists and French-Canadian settlers boils over. The fallout of the resulting armed conflict would shape the history of the country now known as Canada.

BOS: Boston Tea Party (1773)

Aggravated by the British policy of taxation without representation, American revolutionaries dump quantities of heavily taxed tea leaves into the Boston Harbour. The USA would declare independence three years later.

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Higher education

MTL

Six universities in the urban area (three French, three English); 248 000 students

BOS

Over 100 colleges and universities; 250 000 students

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Glutton’s delight

MTL

Foie gras poutine

BOS

The Norm Burger

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Sweet treat

Montreal

Tarte au sucre

Boston

Boston cream pie

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Biggest goal

Montreal

Guy Lafleur’s “Too many man on the ice” goal against Boston in 1979.

Boston

Bobby Orr’s Stanley Cup winner against St. Louis in 1970.

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Voice of the team

Montreal

Ginetto “Mme. Reno” Reno

Boston

Rene “Fistpump” Rancourt

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Accent

Montreal

“I’m looking for my khakis.”

Khakis: A type of pants worn in the summertime

Boston

“I’m looking for my khakis.”

“Khakis”: Small metallic tool one uses to start an automobile.

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