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Old 07-02-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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exactly..English is by far the dominant language in this country, sometimes at the expense of other languages. So why he would want to make it somehow 'equal' in one province where its not is beyond me. I wonder if he would have the same passion for the subject of making French equal in the ROC (good luck with that one)
Excuse me, but there is no need for a minority anywhere else in Canada to have to fight for the ability to have "equal to French" size of the language on a sign, is there? Nor is there any fuss made over signs totally in Chinese if that is the way the proprietor of a business anywhere else in Canada wishes to advertise with his signage.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Excuse me, but there is no need for a minority anywhere else in Canada to have to fight for the ability to have "equal to French" size of the language on a sign, is there? Nor is there any fuss made over signs totally in Chinese if that is the way the proprietor of a business anywhere else in Canada wishes to advertise with his signage.
Well, this may only be the beginning of something (or not), but in my book it still constitutes something of a fuss:

English should predominate in Richmond signs. Many Chinese agree. UPDATE | Vancouver Sun
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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There is another example about how whatever is being done outside of Quebec regarding the two languages is never good enough or due to some nefarious ulterior motive while what is being done inside Quebec, and done very deliberately, is being done for only the very best of moral imperatives.

Your dissconnect on this issue is ingrained and complete.
See that village in the top left-hand corner? Gotta stamp it out!

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Old 07-02-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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PDW and friends. Here is the emerging new attitude of your "brothers" in the rest of Canada and the US about your "plight" in Quebec.
And of course we can all take it as very indicative that you are choosing to boast about this with more than just a little bit of self satisfaction.

I refer you back to an earlier post of mine this thread that cautioned against that very self satisfaction assuming too important a feature of your well being as the pendulum WILL have it's way with you.

Our "brothers" as you so eloquently call them in your condescending manner, have no dog in the hunt today but your governing party will disabuse them of their political correctness in due time. It's "in their genes" inevitable.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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See that village in the top left-hand corner? Gotta stamp it out!

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Give the crap a rest A/J.

No one desires stamping out the use of French language anywhere on this planet today. No one desires the stamping out of a thriving and interesting culture.

Forcing compliance in the usage of a language either spoken or written, falsely claimed as protecting either, is an admission of failure and doomed to repeat the very thing you are supposedly railing against. We are talking about the goose and the gander here.

Today is your day but the methodology you've chosen has guaranteed tomorrow will be someone elses.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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Well, this may only be the beginning of something (or not), but in my book it still constitutes something of a fuss:

English should predominate in Richmond signs. Many Chinese agree. UPDATE | Vancouver Sun
So you would use an example of elected leaders maintenance of the freedom of the individual business AGAINST what the popular electorate opinion would be and equate that to Quebec's leadership pandering to the stridency of the Separatists?

I see.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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Today in the world there is about 200 millions french speakers mostly in France Belgium , Luxembourg, switzerland , Monaco Quebec and New Brunswick where i come from for the most part of Canada , Haiti ,Libannon ,French Antilles, French Polynesia, French Guyanna in South American, and other DOM (Department of Outre Mer) like Ile Maurice in the Indian Sea Seychelles islands and so on ......and a lot of countries in Africa..... Vietnam was french before the war, there is still some speakers in Laos and Vietnam (older generation), they were part of Indochine (french possession in that area)

Projections are that by 2050 there will be about 700 Millions french speakers around the world. The Increase will be in Africa from the former French Colonies ..... Economic Developpment and better condition of Life ..... that said, there is also the french friendly countries that either were influence in the past by the French ....the main difference between the french colonial era and the other colonial countries, was that French has a tendancy to fall in love with there new environnement, blend with the local population like they did in Canada with the indians, and although they were a colonial force at the time, there goal was not to strickly conquere the land and it s population ( some exception of courses) but to learn from them and of course teach them new tricks...... France aspirations were mostly to expand it s influence in Europe.

Paris one of Europe's foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the turn of the 18th century. Paris was the focal point for many important political, social events, knowledges. Science

French Influence may be in decline, but French Languages around the world isnt ..... Empires over time never stayed ..... they all vanished, Rome, French, British, American is on his way down.... the result is Inevitable ..... what is important, is what we leave to humanity, and it s development......

Ref to this Wiki article Francophone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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