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Old 04-01-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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Not everyone agrees. Some people are in favour of any cuts to public spending, regardless of the consequences.
If there were no consequences then, in the perfect world, the number one thing I would cut from the government is THIS guy. The chinchilla in the picture used to be his mistress who go turned into a chinchilla by his wife's spells.

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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I don't think I need to explain why recklessly cutting government expenses, especially key ones such as those in education and health services, can lead to problems in the future.
Recklessly? Couillard is taking responsibility for Quebec's economic woes. It's a dirty job, but someone has got to do it.
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:03 AM
 
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Wonder how much could be saved if the department of language police(OQLF) were abolished.?
No chance, easier to defund education , healthcare, social programs and raise taxes.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:32 AM
 
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You know what, jambo? I've thought that given that the current Couillard Liberals are apparently the most federalist government Quebec's ever had, what they could do is abolish French classes in school. Then it could be replaced with important things, les vraies affaires as some would say, such as more English classes, since apparently speaking perfect English is the most important thing we need to thrive in this globalised 21st century world. Anyway our minister of Culture once said that even after taking all those French classes, no one can be sure whether they speak it correctly or not. So I add, if that's the case, then why do they even exist after all? Yeah, if the government decides to do this, there'll be a lot of protests, but in any case they apparently do need to cut funding in education and people will complain whatever they do.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Montreal > Quebec > Canada
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Wonder how much could be saved if the department of language police(OQLF) were abolished.?
No chance, easier to defund education , healthcare, social programs and raise taxes.
The Office de la langue française's budget is $23M for the year. And the vast mojority of this $23M isn't spent in the small department that acts on complaints, but is instead spent on promoting French. That's peanuts in the grand scheme of things.

By comparison, Quebec's Health Ministry spends this every... 8 hours!

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Old 04-02-2015, 05:03 AM
 
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The Office de la langue française's budget is $23M for the year. And the vast mojority of this $23M isn't spent in the small department that acts on complaints, but is instead spent on promoting French. That's peanuts in the grand scheme of things.

By comparison, Quebec's Health Ministry spends this every... 8 hours!

Every bit helps, If cuts are to be made start with the frivolous expenditures first.The school board my wife works for is getting their budget slashed by $8.7 million, not a frivolous cut IMO.
Personally i'd rather see monies put into healthcare and education than financing language police.

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Old 04-02-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The Office de la langue française's budget is $23M for the year. And the vast mojority of this $23M isn't spent in the small department that acts on complaints, but is instead spent on promoting French. That's peanuts in the grand scheme of things.

By comparison, Quebec's Health Ministry spends this every... 8 hours!
Most of the money is actually spent on various programs helping businesses and business owners who might not be naturally oriented towards French try and comply with the laws and adapt to life in Quebec.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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A prime example of their benevolence toward busness.=
Big-box stores could shut down over Quebec language threat: Expert | Canada | Ne

You must comply,resistance is futile.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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A prime example of their benevolence toward busness.=
Big-box stores could shut down over Quebec language threat: Expert | Canada | Ne

You must comply,resistance is futile.
Article from 2012.

Also, did you just use Walmart and benevolence in the same post?
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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Article from 2012.

Also, did you just use Walmart and benevolence in the same post?

While the article was from 2012 it was a valid example meant to portray the extent of the OQLFs linguistic zealotry.
The legal case was either a loss for the OQLF or the case is still pending as i'm seeing no change to the names of these big box stores.
Also the word benevolence was in reference to the OQLF and not to Walmart.

Another way the government could save a ton of money is scrap this government subsidized $7 a day daycare.
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