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Old 01-09-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It would be an interesting social experiment to see what would happen if the rest of Canada enacted an English version of Bill101 and had language police to enforce the linguistic laws,i'd suspect there would be a rather large and disgruntled francophone demographic moving to Quebec.
It's apples and oranges because except for New Brunswick, francophones outside Quebec don't have anything close to the institutional support network (public and parapublic) that anglos in Quebec have.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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No lol - the customer service is horrible ... Oddly enough one of those marketing companies called me to do a survey on the LCBO and I spoke to that fact with complete clarity.
But their buyers are damn good!
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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It would be an interesting social experiment to see what would happen if the rest of Canada enacted an English version of Bill101 and had language police to enforce the linguistic laws,i'd suspect there would be a rather large and disgruntled francophone demographic moving to Quebec.
Ironically, this would be the best thing that ever happened for the Quebec independence movement.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Ironically, this would be the best thing that ever happened for the Quebec independence movement.
I dunno. Except for northern New Brunswick, the signs in francophone communities outside Quebec are almost all in English only anyway, so not sure what a Bill 101 aimed at them would change!
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I dunno. Except for northern New Brunswick, the signs in francophone communities outside Quebec are almost all in English only anyway, so not sure what a Bill 101 aimed at them would change!
Imagine the headlines in Quebec: "Evil Anglos force helpless Acadians to assimilate". Under the headline, they could show a cherry-picked picture of a teary-eyed Acadian schoolgirl being escorted into her school. The PQ would wet their pants over that. The PQ feeds off of fear of assimilation, and an Anglo Bill 101 would be a political gold mine.

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Old 01-09-2015, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Rum mixed with coke? What kind of coke are we talking about here? Explains a lot...lol! I'm kidding, don't get mad.

Your scorecard is this

1,000,000 Canada (especially Toronto)

.0000001 U.S.

You mad?
Cuban Rum mixed with Coke...

Cuba Libre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ok I must admit that I don't have lime lol... Anyway 3 CUC is approximately 3 buck American for 1 litre of Rum... its the cheaper light rum but does the trick lol..

Actually I have a soft spot for Canada for sure but I think you'll find on the whole if you look at ALL my posts i'm more balanced about the U.S than you are about Canada.. Toronto - I like it - really is a great city and in many ways underrated as an appealing place other than simply size or that it is the business capital of Canada.. I think most who would visit and get to know it and realize what it offeres- starts to grow but is my heart truly with Toronto as in my fav city in the world... Nope - but you need to dig into my post history to find the places that really melt my heart - they aren't in N.A at all... Having said that, I would list S.F and Montreal on equal terms as Toronto in terms of N.A cities that tug at my heart.

Believe it or not - I LOVED my visit to D.C... After NYC and S.F bar none my favourite city to visit in the U.S.. I found Ford's theatre absolutely entralling.

Mad? no are you lol... honestly this is an online forum... I'm sure most of the peeps in here are truly nice people..
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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But their buyers are damn good!
Essentially I think this is the most important thing.. I don't go to the LCBO for a customer experience though I will admit SAQ employee's recieving Sommelier training is a very nice touch.. Looks like both could learn from one another in different ways - usually the way
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Rum mixed with coke? What kind of coke are we talking about here? Explains a lot...lol! I'm kidding, don't get mad.
Oh just saw the coke part lol.. umm no I don't touch drugs but I do have any occasional drink which is ok!
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:33 AM
 
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It's apples and oranges because except for New Brunswick, francophones outside Quebec don't have anything close to the institutional support network (public and parapublic) that anglos in Quebec have.
I think you miss my point.
francophones outside Quebec arent legislated into posting only English signs or sending their kids to English schools or having to take English proficiency exams to ply their trade, or having your francophone culture actively eradicated.Etc. it just happens to be predominantly English outside Quebec,you can still use French to your hearts content in all aspects of your life.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Cuban Rum mixed with Coke...

Cuba Libre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ok I must admit that I don't have lime lol... Anyway 3 CUC is approximately 3 buck American for 1 litre of Rum... its the cheaper light rum but does the trick lol..

Actually I have a soft spot for Canada for sure but I think you'll find on the whole if you look at ALL my posts i'm more balanced about the U.S than you are about Canada.. Toronto - I like it - really is a great city and in many ways underrated as an appealing place other than simply size or that it is the business capital of Canada.. I think most who would visit and get to know it and realize what it offeres- starts to grow but is my heart truly with Toronto as in my fav city in the world... Nope - but you need to dig into my post history to find the places that really melt my heart - they aren't in N.A at all... Having said that, I would list S.F and Montreal on equal terms as Toronto in terms of N.A cities that tug at my heart.

Believe it or not - I LOVED my visit to D.C... After NYC and S.F bar none my favourite city to visit in the U.S.. I found Ford's theatre absolutely entralling.

Mad? no are you lol... honestly this is an online forum... I'm sure most of the peeps in here are truly nice people..
Bah I am more of a Captain Morgan's Deluxe Dark Rum person
Deluxe Dark - A blend of dark Caribbean rums, aged in white oak barrels, only available in Canada.
Captain Morgan DeLuxe
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