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Old 09-09-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
I believe there must be an exception for cars (and also home appliances) as my car definitely has English only wording all over the place on the dash. So do my washer and dryer, and my stove, fridge and microwave. And DVD players and TVs as well.

All of which I bought in Quebec.
Maybe time for you to make a complaint to the OQLF, All this English plastered all over cars sold in Quebec could spell the death-knell for the Francophone culture in Quebec.

 
Old 09-09-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Canadian cars only have kilometers printed on it. One of my friends from Kitchener met with me some years ago, and his Toyota Camry was exclusively marked in km. Not that you're gonna read this, seeing as I'm on ignore since I call you out on your silliness
Most models with a 'standard' (i.e. non-electronic) speedometer have both kph (larger type) and mph (smaller type). All cars I've driven in my life (mostly Japanese brands) had that. My current car is a Mazda that was manufactured for the US market, and it also has both; no modification had to be made when I imported it.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
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I believe that YOU know what is best for you, not some elite bureaucrat.
That's a nice way to reduce a much wider debate into a little bumper sticker slogan. The fact is, no government bureaucrat has ever decided "what is best" for me, or my family, or my job, employer, etc. In Canada, there is a tradition of maintaining the social order and the "good society" through governmental involvement in society, but not interference to the point of dictating how individuals should live their lives.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
I believe there must be an exception for cars (and also home appliances) as my car definitely has English only wording all over the place on the dash. So do my washer and dryer, and my stove, fridge and microwave. And DVD players and TVs as well.

All of which I bought in Quebec.
Unless I'm mistaken, language laws apply to the packaging, not the product itself.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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Originally Posted by aliss2 View Post

Now, safe to say, I think America's situation of women getting no paid maternity leave or hobbling back to a work desk at 2-6 weeks when they are still in stiches, leaving a newborn in a daycare all day long without their mother who has not even established her nursing supply, is hardly impressive.
They don't have to be back in 2-6 weeks. They can always take an unpaid leave of absence for 12 months.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Maybe time for you to make a complaint to the OQLF, All this English plastered all over cars sold in Quebec could spell the death-knell for the Francophone culture in Quebec.
I am sure someone has already. As barney said, I am pretty this is not covered.

BTW in south America, France, Italy, Spain, etc. a lot of these same things have English only wording on them as well.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Aloverton
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Is Boise a relatively progressive city? I know Obama lost Ada county in both elections, but the mayor is a Democrat. I'd love to visit sometime though I hear it's very scenic up there.
I don't evaluate the area in terms of its domestic political temperature, and try to avoid even being in the room when people use the name of either major party (or the usual slang terms for them), so I'm no help to you on that. It's doubtful I'll even register to vote here.

Scenic it is, and more so as you venture out. Big state, though. I think it's about eight or nine hours to Creston, BC, which is the gateway to the Kootenais and Cranbrook.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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Quick question, just to be clear: Is "trolling" any topic that you either disagree with, or don't wish to discuss?

My point is that because of high taxes and a HUGE Government Industrial Complex millions of dollars a year that could stimulate the Ontario economy are unnecessarily stimulating the economies of Buffalo and the Detroit suburbs. ........
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Well let's see.

Your last thirty-plus posts have not been in the Canadian forum. You've been active in Politics and Other Controversies, which is mostly US politics. You have not addressed Canadian subjects in that forum.

Suddenly, and without warning, you appear in the Canada forum; complaining about "quasi-socialism." (Upon discussion, your view has been disproved.)

I'd suggest that you were trying to get a rise out of us Canucks, thus the "trolling" accusation.

I'd further suggest that if you don't like the way we do things in Canada, that you simply ignore us. If you think we're somehow socialist; well, you can think that way. We're not, and I'm unsure what I can say to make you think otherwise. Regardless, your assertion is wrong; we Canadians do not live in a "quasi-socialist" state by any definition, we happily and willingly live in the situation in which we currently find ourselves.

I further believe that your appearance here is simply to stir up something that I'm not willing to get into. I also believe that my fellow Canadians will back me up.

Folks?.
I have to agree with ChevySpoons. When you come to the Canada forum on the pretext of discussing the price of a Lexus and lead into the topic using a provocative title that starts with "Is Canada so much more expensive than the US, due to it being quasi-Socialist?" and end the op with a patronizing question "Why do Canadians embrace a Huge Government Industrial Complex? Is it because, it's all they know?" - what is anyone supposed to think? It means you didn't come to ask a friendly question. See, I don't think you could care less about the price of a Lexus in Canada. I've read your other posts on CD too in the politics and controversies forums and seen how aggressive and insulting you have been so I can only come to the conclusion you're a fanatical religious/political fruitcake who came to the Canada board for the sole purpose of being provocative and patronizing to try to stir up resentment and to show us ignorant quasi-socialist Canucks how much more superior you and your ways are.

That's trolling.

Furthermore, why should you care about Canadian money stimulating the economies of Buffalo and the Detroit suburbs? It's not your problem and since you live in America, if you care about it then you should be grateful rather that ungracious and patronizing about Canada stimulating the economy anywhere in USA ..... which Canadians do in many places in USA. Every day.



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Old 09-09-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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No, it has nothing to do with socialism. It is about economy of scale. If you sell fewer units, the production cost and profit margin on each one is higher.

Also, the geography. In order to distribute product and service to the population of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, goods have to be shipped and logistics supported along a 5,000 mile long distribution line, which is as far as from Dallas to Buenos Aires.

Actually, socialism would keep overall prices down, because a larger number of the population actually consume goods and services if they have relief money to do so, which creates a labor demand.

Today must be "talk civilly to a troll day".

Last edited by jtur88; 09-09-2013 at 02:08 PM..
 
Old 09-09-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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The whole topic is rather vacuous and i suspect its only point is a southern hard core rightie getting a rise out of calling Canadians quasi socialist..
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