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Old 03-13-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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This is what happens when there is no assimilation.


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Old 03-13-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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This is what happens when there is no assimilation.
Exactly. English speakers and speakers of other languages in Quebec should all have assimilated to French, and then there wouldn't be these problems.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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This is what happens when there is no assimilation.
Assimilation? Give me a break. This is government intervention my friend, something I KNOW you loathe. Especially making a british restaurant rename their menu items from fish & chips to poisson frit et frites.
That's pushing it. I'm all for keeping the french culture there but this is too much.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Assimilation? Give me a break. This is government intervention my friend, something I KNOW you loathe. Especially making a british restaurant rename their menu items from fish & chips to poisson frit et frites.
That's pushing it. I'm all for keeping the french culture there but this is too much.
A lot of "small government conservatives" on here, like the OP, would love it if the US implemented Quebec style language policies and enforcement . Quebec even tried passing laws, don't know if it was successful or not, to deliberately force all students in public schools to speak in French only during school hours.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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This is what happens when there is no assimilation.
No, this is what happens when you try to force assimilation. The Quebecois are fairly militant about preserving French.

This thread does remind me though that if I ever go to an Italian restaurant in Quebec to say, "Je voudrais les pâtes..."
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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Assimilation? Give me a break. This is government intervention my friend, something I KNOW you loathe. Especially making a british restaurant rename their menu items from fish & chips to poisson frit et frites.
That's pushing it. I'm all for keeping the french culture there but this is too much.
Doesn't say Americans.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Doesn't say Americans.
I have no idea what you're saying here.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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A lot of "small government conservatives" on here, like the OP, would love it if the US implemented Quebec style language policies and enforcement . Quebec even tried passing laws, don't know if it was successful or not, to deliberately force all students in public schools to speak in French only during school hours.
Don't put words in my mouth.

I do think immigrants should assimilate to the country they are taking up residence.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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No, this is what happens when you try to force assimilation. The Quebecois are fairly militant about preserving French.

This thread does remind me though that if I ever go to an Italian restaurant in Quebec to say, "Je voudrais les pâtes..."
Not sure how their immigration system works but here there is a naturalization & assimilation process.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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A lot of "small government conservatives" on here, like the OP, would love it if the US implemented Quebec style language policies and enforcement . Quebec even tried passing laws, don't know if it was successful or not, to deliberately force all students in public schools to speak in French only during school hours.
There is no law on this in Quebec, although some schools may have something of this nature as part of their internal "rules".

Note that in probably 95% of the schools in Quebec this isn't really an issue anyway.
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