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Old 11-04-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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I actually believe quite strongly that Montreal should remain a city that functions predominantly in French.
Would you report an offense to the language laws ?
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Would you report an offense to the language laws ?
I might.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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(Assuming you're not lying) I'll bet it's just like the Americans in Arcade Fire wearing red squares during performances. Or this American telling Canadian anglos what to think.
People have a right to their opinion. There is no single way of anglophone thinking anymore than there is a single way of francophone thinking.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:19 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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People have a right to their opinion. There is no single way of anglophone thinking anymore than there is a single way of francophone thinking.
American immigrants telling anglophone Canadians that they don't belong in Quebec's culture is offensive, sorry.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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American immigrants telling anglophone Canadians that they don't belong in Quebec's culture is offensive, sorry.
Nah, it's fine.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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American immigrants telling anglophone Canadians that they don't belong in Quebec's culture is offensive, sorry.
Did Mr. Lipson really say that in those terms? I think not.

And I any event, why do you guys always cheer and applaud when Americans chime in in support of your views, but scream "interference" when they don't see eye to eye with you?

Also noteworthy is how you guys, in the spirit of reciprocity, scrupulously refrain from commenting on internal American affairs. Right?
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:55 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Because one side is about artificially propping up one language at the expense of another while the other side is about just leaving people alone.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Because one side is about artificially propping up one language at the expense of another while the other side is about just leaving people alone.
If there is any language that is artificially propped up in Canada it's English in Quebec.

Anglos are maybe 5% of the population of my neighbourhood and the most common languages after French are Arabic and Portuguese, and yet there is bilingual signage (French and English), flyers and announcements everywhere.

There is much much more bilingual stuff here than in places just across the river in Ontario where francophones are 35-40% of the population.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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How many here are actually Canadian anglos currently living in Quebec?

I swear I way more debate from anglos who left Montreal years, if not decades ago, than from those who live here in Quebec right NOW.

"We" are actually adjusting quite fine, it's not that big of a deal. Maybe if you leave Quebec (or Montreal, since I find the anglos on this forum seem to act like Montreal represents the entire province), you sit there and stew and gripe about things... hyper-focusing... we're doing just fine. A few annoyances here and there, but what the heck do you expect when you are a small minority?

The only ones who have actual grief here are the ones who refuse to learn French. Well, whatever, enjoy your bubble while it lasts.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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If there is any language that is artificially propped up in Canada it's English in Quebec.

Anglos are maybe 5% of the population of my neighbourhood and the most common languages after French are Arabic and Portuguese, and yet there is bilingual signage (French and English), flyers and announcements everywhere.

There is much much more bilingual stuff here than in places just across the river in Ontario where francophones are 35-40% of the population.
Its bilingual because thats the the nature of the two official languages of Canada,we have to put French signs where there are no French and English signs where there are no English.. If you want to drop the bilingualism i doubt you'd get much flak from the English community anywhere in Canada,In fact if we dropped all the linguistic laws,bills, charters rules and regulations. you'd find out real quick which of the two languages are propped up and which one can survive on its own merits.
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