Discussion in 'Canada' started by Said1, Apr 19, 2005.
Stole it from another board:
I'm in love!
I forgot to post the link, it's to another board, I hope that's ok. Anyway, if you read a few other posts, you will see why I found PE so easy to understand.
Yes its pretty funny and tragic too. For those quebeckers who are not francophone the rug is slowly being pulled out from underneath us. The irony to me is the laws they use to save the french language when the francophones can barely speak it and write it. My own kids do not loof to quebec as a place they want to stay in. Its inevitable though quebec will be a seperate country soon and canada will be stronger for it.
That's the truth, bairly understandable slang, and.....well, you know what they think of anglaphones.
Have the language police been scrapped from the provincial budget yet?
No the language police still exist and I its quite an embarassement to most francophones. Its a snitch law where anonymity is garanteed for any good citizen who spots offending english words. A letter is then sent out to the business threatening them with fines if the english is not removed.
So how can I look at my french speaking coworkers and not wonder if they have "snitched" on someone?
Its almost as though english words are a perversion to them. But in 20 years, in spite of these stupid laws, english will be even more prevalent, that is the power of the english language.
Total insanity. I lived in Alberta for many years, coming to Ottawa was a real culture shock, linguistically speaking of course. Sheltering Quebecers from the english language (by LAW!!) will only prove to be detrimental in the end, the limitations imposed on them from bill 101 are seemingly endless. Speaking english is definetly "useful", speaking french properly would help too.
How's the bloc doing, seems like they're making a come back.
The poll's indicate the Bloc will do well in the upcoming election. Recently the supreme court ruled not to allow francophones in quebec the right to decide which language their kids cold be schooled in. I find it sad that bill 101 has trampled on the right to decide but most francos are too naive to understand this point. They are so afraid to lose french that logic and reason take a back seat in decisions.
I had a feeling that was the way things were looking. Lots of anti-Lib protests ect. I never thought I'd see the day when I would be worried about that.
I thought this was already the case, with the exception of children who's parents went to english public schools. Has something been revised to include that? What about private education?
Talk to francos here, and they say the same sort of things "I'm franco first" even though they were born in Ontario or elsewhere. Pinheads.
I wonder what the employment status of Quebecers working in Ontario if they did seperate? Would be good for the economy in Ottawa, but would virtually bankrupt Hull/Gatineau ect.
If the parents have the money for private school have the right to decide the language of education but not fot the public system.
For families coming to quebec from other provinces they have the right to decide. I have the right to decide because I was schooled in the English system.
Xenophobia is alive and well in Quebec and it is always a case of us and them. That will never change in my opinion.
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