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Old 05-03-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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I've been wondering if anybody knows anyone (non-francophones) who grew up and lived in Montreal or somewhere else in Quebec and then left the province because the French language discouraged them, or they couldn't get good at the language, or any other similar reason?

I've actually been considering this myself, but only because I'm currently having some trouble finding a job with my "okay" French skills. I now know I should have paid more attention to the French classes throughout elementary and high school, instead of just seeing them as just another class to take. Now it's really coming back to bite me.

EDIT: Sorry, I meant, Quebec
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Tons (I mean hundreds of thousands) of people have left Quebec over the years because of the "French" thing. It is not a new phenomenon, and has been around for as long as anyone can remember.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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The largest one in recent memory is CP Rail.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The largest one in recent memory is CP Rail.
They never cited that as a reason but it probably was one of the factors.

Most of CP's business is now in the West and this has been the case for quite some time.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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The largest one in recent memory is CP Rail.
What is the CP Rail, exactly?
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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What is the CP Rail, exactly?
Canadian Pacific Railway. A freight train company!
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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What is the CP Rail, exactly?
I'm guessing your user name doesnt reflect your actual location..
Yes Anglophones have left Quebec by the Hundreds of thousands along with their companies,their money and the future =their children over the last 40 years,mainly due to Quebecs ongoing threat to separate from Canada, also to a lesser extent the demand for being at least bilingual if not totally French in the job market,most just up and leave for greener English pastures.
For those of us Anglo's who for what ever reason chose to stay have reaped a reward of living in one of N.Americas most beautiful and culturally diverse cities,I've tried many other places over my 63 years but i keep coming back to Montreal
http://www.lovelettertomontreal.com/

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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Actually, I was born, raised and still here in Montreal. I was just never interested in learning those kinds of things.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Amazing that in your upbringing,education and subsequent employment here in Montreal that the legacy of the Canadian Pacific Railroad and its impact on the history of Montreal and Canada is unknown to you..
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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They built a hotel or two along the way.

Chateau Frontenac, Palliser in Calgary, Banff Springs, Chateau Lake Louise, Hotel Vancouver, The Empress in Victoria...
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