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Old 09-06-2019, 01:52 AM
 
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My question is, could an Anglophone Canadian have sued Air Canada if all of the seatbelt signs and instructions were written only in French. Would the language law have worked the same way?
Arethere any examples outside of Quebec of Anglos being so litigious over such a triviality?
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Arethere any examples outside of Quebec of Anglos being so litigious over such a triviality?
Anglos outside Quebec have no problems getting served in their language. Though they do sometimes complain about bilingual requirements for jobs. Especially in Ottawa and NB.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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How hard can it be to design a pictogram showing a seat belt being unbuckled? Safety-sensitive areas should be labeled with pictograms as much as possible, especially on airplanes that will be flying to different countries and carrying passengers who speak and read different languages. Thus, for example, the drawing of a person running out a door is better than having a sign saying EXIT (or SORTIE) in cases where some of the passengers aren't able to read and understand those words.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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No. He actually founded a famous burger chain.
Should have been a gin distillery.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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No denial but some sort of evidence would be welcomed AJ, more than your sweet sentiment
I totally agree with AJ. Canada is woefully numb to our own history. Especially the efforts of our military in global conflicts. There's a lot to be proud of, and very little is touched upon. Heck, hardly anybody remembers the "Canadian Encyclopedia".
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:07 PM
 
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I totally agree with AJ. Canada is woefully numb to our own history. Especially the efforts of our military in global conflicts. There's a lot to be proud of, and very little is touched upon. Heck, hardly anybody remembers the "Canadian Encyclopedia".
I think even if most Canadians may not be fully aware of Canada's history, when the time comes, the country has and will always come together. In WW2, just when Canada's population was only 11 million, over 1 million Canadians (many of whom were recent immigrants) served in the military in various capacities. That is 1 out of every 10 persons. I think we are all too quick to dismiss the average Joe's ignorance, but when the next occasion arrives, I'm quite confident that the vast majority of Canadians will come together again under a unified goal. This is really the true strength of a liberal democracy (vs. authoritarian countries that slam patriotic nationalist propaganda in your face on a day to day basis).
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:25 AM
 
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How hard can it be to design a pictogram showing a seat belt being unbuckled? Safety-sensitive areas should be labeled with pictograms as much as possible, especially on airplanes that will be flying to different countries and carrying passengers who speak and read different languages. Thus, for example, the drawing of a person running out a door is better than having a sign saying EXIT (or SORTIE) in cases where some of the passengers aren't able to read and understand those words.
To placate those who dont understand how a seatbelt worksor have linguistic issues =
https://www.google.ca/search?source=...j0.TC2Ni8OPNYI
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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First of all, as someone outside of Canada who hasn’t been there in many years, what is the sentiment towards Quebec in the English-speaking provinces? Based on some of these posts, I’d say it’s indifferent at best or maybe even hostile. It’s to my understanding that Quebec is really middle-of-the-pack among Canadian provinces in terms of population and economy and that if they left there’d be concern about the Atlantic Provinces leaving. Now I know about the independence movements and how it kind of ebbs and flows with the times, but is there a fear there that they couldn’t survive independently?

In terms of the AC case regardless of the couple's intentions, it brings national and international attention to Canada's bilingual status. Most western countries don’t have two national languages, so this isn’t a familiar dilemma. It sounds like Québécois want to preserve their culture and language and that means there will continue to be struggles in Canada with the French for a long time.
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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In terms of the AC case regardless of the couple's intentions, it brings national and international attention to Canada's bilingual status. Most western countries don’t have two national languages, so this isn’t a familiar dilemma. It sounds like Québécois want to preserve their culture and language and that means there will continue to be struggles in Canada with the French for a long time.
Canada is not bilingual in the sense that everyone speaks English and French its more like Canada is English speaking except in the province of Quebec where French is the predominant language.
As for what the English feel toward Quebec? from the dozen or so friends and family living outside Quebec its a couldnt care less what the whiny Quebecers do ,hurry up and separate eh ..
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Canada is not bilingual in the sense that everyone speaks English and French its more like Canada is English speaking except in the province of Quebec where French is the predominant language.
As for what the English feel toward Quebec? from the dozen or so friends and family living outside Quebec its a couldnt care less what the whiny Quebecers do ,hurry up and separate eh ..

I would strongly disagree that most Canadians outside Quebec have a "hurry up and separate" attitude.


It is true they don't think about Quebec and the separation issue much, but they would still prefer Quebec not separate. But if Quebec wants to go that route, while most think it's the wrong idea most wouldn't stand in Quebec's way.
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