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Old 06-28-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Not sure I agree with that. The racism in Canada can be much more subtle than violence or organized hate (cross burnings, swastikas, etc). It's practiced in job screenings, customer service dealings, and other "quiet" ways. Believe me, the only people who don't think there is inherent racism in Canada are white people, who for the most part are oblivious to it.
I agree, but if I try to work for an Indian run gas station forgetaboutit
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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No first nation indians are the original canadians the rest of us a re just immigrants
This is incorrect. First nations people were the first legitimate inhabitants of the territory now known as Canada but they never referred to themselves as Canadians. They were Mohawk, Iroquois, Haida, Dene, etc.

The name Canadian was first invented to describe the original French-speaking settlers of this part of the world. No one else.

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french-candians should have been force to learn english a long long time ago
And then people wonder why I think the way I do...
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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Well french canadians never described themselves as Canadians given that the word Canada
"The name Canada comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement"
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They described themselves as Quebecois and still deny they are Canadian, fly the fleure de lili french flag. There is nothing Canadian about them, haven't integrated, don't speak english, fly a foreign flag.

Your ignorance is silly, the word Canadian was used by Iroquois

Yes you should speak english like everyone else, we can't have everyone speaking the language of their immigrant ancestors or the place would be a mess, all quebecers should be banned from speaking french under penalty of prison
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Well french canadians never described themselves as Canadians given that the word Canada
"The name Canada comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement"
wiki

They described themselves as Quebecois and still deny they are Canadian, fly the fleure de lili french flag. There is nothing Canadian about them, haven't integrated, don't speak english, fly a foreign flag.

Your ignorance is silly, the word Canadian was used by Iroquois

Yes you should speak english like everyone else, we can't have everyone speaking the language of their immigrant ancestors or the place would be a mess, all quebecers should be banned from speaking french under penalty of prison
Ignoring the anti-French sentiments in your post, you don't seem to know much about Canada's immigration history. We can have people speaking the language of their immigrant ancestors. Immigrants of some groups were promised that by the Canadian government when they were soliciting immigrants back in the the 1800s.

Your last line puts you firmly in the cuckoo category.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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Yes you should speak english like everyone else, we can't have everyone speaking the language of their immigrant ancestors or the place would be a mess
Lol, the irony.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:55 AM
 
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Ignoring the anti-French sentiments in your post, you don't seem to know much about Canada's immigration history. We can have people speaking the language of their immigrant ancestors. Immigrants of some groups were promised that by the Canadian government when they were soliciting immigrants back in the the 1800s.

Your last line puts you firmly in the cuckoo category.
This country is too desperate
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Well french canadians never described themselves as Canadians given that the word Canada "The name Canada comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement"
Uh....yes they did. If I remember history correctly, Cartier not only called the Iroquois Canadiens, but also the colonists, who after all, lived in the colony named Canada. Anyone immigrating to, or born in New France (Canada) after that, were called Canadiens. The term Canadien was then used to set apart the French peoples in Canada, from the French in France. French-Canadien.

Later, Canadian applied to everyone in the Great Lakes region, and eventually, the entire county.


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They described themselves as Quebecois
I really don't think so. Why would they? Unless they lived in Quebec City. "Quebec" as an actual defined area(except to describe a straight in the St. Lawrence by the Algonquin - kebec), to the best of my knowledge, did not exist until British rule. It was the British who named it Quebec, after Canada's then capital. Even then Quebec extended all the way to Illinois and Michigan.


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french-candians should have been force to learn english a long long time ago
Maybe you should have been forced to learn English a long, long, time ago?

Anyway, too bad the Brits passed the Quebec Act, huh?

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fly the fleure de lili french flag. There is nothing Canadian about them, haven't integrated, don't speak english, fly a foreign flag.


What the hell are you blabbering on about?

Does this flag fly in France?




Does this image upset you, or what? Oh no! The flag of THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC!!!!! AH! Seperatists!!




Hey, what's British Columbia up too? Aren't they Canadian? Traitorous bastards!





This one is going to really ruffle your feathers. Here is what's flying in my city





btw, you've got the most french looking screen name on the board.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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What a dumb argument going on here! If you were born in Canada, you are Canadian! If you were born in Quebec, you are still Canadian but stupidly denounce it. I went to Quebec once and will never go again. English is the language of Canada isn't it? Except Quebec. Non parle englais? No get my money.

There are no hyphenated Americans in the US except African-Americans. No one goes around saying "Italian-American", "Norwegian-American", etc. We who were born here are AMERICANS. Then we say where our ancestors were from. There is no census in the US that asks you to check anything hyphenated except "African-American". It just doesn't exist. They are as "African" as I am...not. Even if their ancestors were slaves, THEY are NOT "African".

Racism? The only ones who keep it alive are the blacks. They got their "emancipation" in the 1860's and they got their right to vote and civil liberties back in the 1960's, wth more do they want? They ARE treated equally but that's not enough. I'm not saying ALL blacks are this way but the civil rights leaders keep the young and the poor all riled up that "whitey" is stompin' on 'em. THEY can call us all the racial slurs they want but God help a white person for doing the same! It's against the LAW!

I hope the Canadian government stays the way it is for the sake of Canadians. Living with "reverse discrimination" sucks.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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What a dumb argument going on here! If you were born in Canada, you are Canadian! If you were born in Quebec, you are still Canadian but stupidly denounce it. I went to Quebec once and will never go again. English is the language of Canada isn't it? Except Quebec. Non parle englais? No get my money.

There are no hyphenated Americans in the US except African-Americans. No one goes around saying "Italian-American", "Norwegian-American", etc. We who were born here are AMERICANS. Then we say where our ancestors were from. There is no census in the US that asks you to check anything hyphenated except "African-American". It just doesn't exist. They are as "African" as I am...not. Even if their ancestors were slaves, THEY are NOT "African".

Racism? The only ones who keep it alive are the blacks. They got their "emancipation" in the 1860's and they got their right to vote and civil liberties back in the 1960's, wth more do they want? They ARE treated equally but that's not enough. I'm not saying ALL blacks are this way but the civil rights leaders keep the young and the poor all riled up that "whitey" is stompin' on 'em. THEY can call us all the racial slurs they want but God help a white person for doing the same! It's against the LAW!

I hope the Canadian government stays the way it is for the sake of Canadians. Living with "reverse discrimination" sucks.

Are you high?

To your first point:


You guys even have the Hyphenated American - definition of Hyphenated American by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
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1.An American who is referred to by a hyphenated term with the first word indicating an origin in a foreign country, and the second term being "American", as Irish-American, Italian-American, African-American, Asian-American.
I mean, what do you say about the first line in this guys post??

http://www.city-data.com/forum/30238426-post311.html

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Let me just start off by stating that I am an Italian-American, since my profile's been made private
To your second:

...I don't know what to say. Your paragraph speaks for itself, I suppose.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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To each their own. Since I am the American living here and don't just go by something I found on the web but live life everyday here, you don't think I know what I'm talking about?
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