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Old 12-09-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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You are right, Luis not sure what i was thinking as i got all wrapt up in trying to be tactful.
Theres no place for garbage like Bill101 in a modern free society, If your culture cant stand on its own merits and strength of culture let it die of its own mediocrity rather than inflict endless rules and regulations on everyone else in an attempt to artificially keep it afloat..
You guys have fun patting each other on the back telling yourselves you're 100% right.

I'm outta here for a bit!
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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You guys have fun patting each other on the back telling yourselves you're 100% right.

I'm outta here for a bit!
Its not about being right or wrong in this case, its about all of us expressing our opinions on the topic..
Just like my opinion i can question the relevancy of Bill101 you can defend the need for it with your opinions...

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Old 12-09-2013, 01:27 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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All true, but ultimately the best word to describe Bill 101 is "unnecessary".
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Very unnecessary, specially for tax payers. Only an extremist and a fanatic would be ok with their tax dollars going to such nonsense. And its not just about English anymore. Their anger has spilled over to target others now.


Administrators at the Hôpital Rivière-Des-Prairies were forced to call staff meetings this month to explain language law restrictions after a hospital employee complained about two co-workers who would converse in Creole during private conversations from time to time....
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:03 AM
 
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Administrators at the Hôpital Rivière-Des-Prairies were forced to call staff meetings this month to explain language law restrictions after a hospital employee complained about two co-workers who would converse in Creole during private conversations from time to time....
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I heard that story this week, amazing,, do these linguistic gestapo ever stand back and think two people speaking Creole on their private time might not be something to make a big fuss about?I guess not as here in Quebec its all about linguistic purity,French is the name of the game all others need not apply...
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:28 AM
 
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But they don't even speak French in Quebec. They speak Quebecois. It sounds vaguely like French.
I wish Quebecers (and North Americans in general) would realize that they have culturally diverged immensely from their European ancestors. Accept it and move on.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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But they don't even speak French in Quebec.
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And you say this based on what authority?
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:05 AM
 
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But they don't even speak French in Quebec. They speak Quebecois. It sounds vaguely like French.
I wish Quebecers (and North Americans in general) would realize that they have culturally diverged immensely from their European ancestors. Accept it and move on.
"Vaguely like French " is wide of the mark.

Quebec French - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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"Vaguely like French " is wide of the mark.

Quebec French - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I any event, it doesn't matter if people in Quebec speak Swahili or Klingon if that the language most of them use for everything and always have.

And also, I suppose that many varieties of English spoken in North America can be said to be "vaguely like English" as well...
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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But they don't even speak French in Quebec. They speak Quebecois. It sounds vaguely like French.
I wish Quebecers (and North Americans in general) would realize that they have culturally diverged immensely from their European ancestors. Accept it and move on.
French is French no matter the accent/dialect.

N. America is not Europe btw
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