Villeneuve received death threats in Montreal
9 June 2012 – Former Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has received multiple threats from Montreal's protesting students. The protesters in Montreal have used F1's arrival in the city as a chance to have their voices heard as the Quebec government proposes a significant rise in tuition fees.
On Thursday, Villeneuve was quoted as saying: “I think it is now time for these people to wake up and stop complaining. It has lasted long enough now. They probably never had parents who told them 'no' at a certain point. This is costing the city a fortune, it makes no sense. The people should now grow up.”
According to CBC News, Villeneuve has now received multiple death threats via e-mail. The 1997 title winner is expected to be back in the F1 paddock on Saturday.