Are lesbian nuns a Canadian Heritage Minute?

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      Would you consider lesbian nuns in love a part of our Canadian heritage?

      They haven't been officially endorsed but an enterprising Canadian filmmaker might convince you they are. (After all, who doesn't love a lesbian nun?)

      The Historica-Dominion Institute releases the official Heritage Minutes (called Historica Minutes: History by the Minute), which are 60-second short films that portray moments in Canadian history. Numerous parodies have been made.

      Quebec director Dominic Poliquin offers his own queer-tinged take on the Heritage Minutes (entitled "Heritage Moment") with some short films that closely mimic the Historica Minutes style.

      Poliquin previously released a "Heritage Moment" that paid tribute to the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada in 2005, featuring an Anglo RCMP officer proposing to a Sûreté du Québec policeman (played by Poliquin).

      (2 Frogs in the West director Dany Papineau makes an appearance as a photographer.)

      This time around, he offers a female take on the same subject.

      It follows the long-lasting love between two women (played by Sandra Croteau and Jennifer Jobin-Shaw) who develop a mutual attraction as nuns in a Montreal convent in the 1950s.

      While England and France are on their way toward finalizing the legalization of gay marriage, Canada became the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage back in 2005.
      The Netherlands led the way in 2001 by becoming the first country to do so. However, only 10 other countries in the world have followed suit. (Only nine American states have legalized it as the debate rages on south of the border.)