so, Quebecer complains of only English-only service at McDonald’s on Montreal’s South Shore The manager (an English speaker who speaks French) replied: “We are in Canada and in Canada we speak English. If you don’t speak English, that’s your problem!”
you know what
The manager was right.
Quebec is located in Canada and the main language of Canada is English.
When you settle in Quebec, you settle in an English-speaking province of the country.
That’s it, that’s it.
French is no more important than Urdu or Mandarin in Canada.
The Myth of Bilingualism
As long as Quebec remains part of Canada, French survival is threatened.
for what Because Quebec is the only province to be singled out and ordered by the guardians of the constitution to not respect the “historic rights” of its linguistic minority.
New Brunswick is not the only bilingual province in the country. This is Quebec.
Official bilingualism is a myth that allows Quebec to vilify itself while pursuing measures it deems too “discriminatory” to protect Quebec’s majority language.
In Montreal, a business called “Hello. hi“.
God of Ori! The gentleman said “hello”! Said a word in my language!
Thank you Andi! Thank you!
I know what people are going to say to me: another angry sovereignist taking an isolated anecdote and ripping it apart.
did you notice
You walk into a store and an English-speaking clerk speaks French to you? This is a fundamental movement. Persuasive data.
A case in point is that young Anglos are all bilingual.
You walk into a store and the English-speaking clerk can’t speak French to you? This is a case that proves nothing.
There is nothing to worry about.
You are getting angry about nothing.
I am the unlucky one in Simonac because I experience every day the same “episodes” that a McDonald’s customer experienced in Greenfield Park.
“We are in Canada, Canada English, blah blah…»
In shops, but also in vaccination centers and hospitals.
There is only one solution
For people coming here, Quebec is Canada’s “neighborhood”.
Like Griffintown in Montreal or Limoilou in Quebec.
Canada is everywhere – on their passport, on their currency.
All over the walls of the airport where they landed.
Quebec, for them, is not a gateway destination.
Becoming a country is the only way for people around the world to understand that Quebec has its language, its past and its culture.
With our passport, our currency and our airports.
Until then, it’s — best case — “Hello hi“.
or “In Canada, we speak English“.
And when we dare to complain, we’re told it’s just a case of …