As long as you don't live in Quebec, you won't have to put up with many Frenchies. Our cereal boxes have two languages on them, though.
I think Chretien is great. Maybe not so great as a leader of the country, but he's still pretty cool. He ordered a bunch of protesters pepper-sprayed when he got tired of listening to them whine, and he punched someone in the face a few years ago when they "got too close."
Someone broke into his house a few years ago, too, and his wife knocked the burglar out with an Inuit carving.
"Don't fuck wit me, eh?"