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Legault's on Twitch, Plante has an album, and other Quebec April Fools' highlights

Left: Twitter/Francois Legault (Photo by Emilie Nadeau)
Right: Twitter/Valerie Plante Left: Twitter/Francois Legault (Photo by Emilie Nadeau) Right: Twitter/Valerie Plante

April Fools' Day -- better known as poisson d'Avril in Quebec -- is upon us.

Some of the province's familiar faces got into the spirit Saturday with a few light-hearted social media pranks.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault, for one, launched himself on the live streaming platform Twitch, frequented by gamers.

Meanwhile, Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante promoted her 12-track album, 'Mon Montreal.'

The Habs got in on the action too, promising fans they'd play in their "reverse retro" blue jerseys for the rest of the season. 

And we can't forget how, a few days before April 1, radio host Jason Rockman impersonated Gene Simmons on the airwaves at ÉNERGIE 94.3 FM, apparently convincingly enough that the Kiss frontman had to clear things up on Twitter. 

Interim Quebec Liberal Party leader Marc Tanguay announced he was leaving political life in favour of furniture design. 

And Parti Quebecois launched its own microbrewery beer line. 

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