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Quebec language minister calls
for moderation

Sun News QMI Agency [Canada], by Staff

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 2/24/2013 11:25:22 PM

Montreal -- Quebec´s language minister said Saturday that her office will "review its process" after a series of embarrassing language inspections at Montreal businesses caught international attention. Diane de Courcy acknowledged that 13 countries reported on the story about an inspector with Quebec´s language office, the OQLF, who told a Montreal restaurant owner that the menu was too Italian because it didn´t contain the French translation for the word "pasta." After heavy public criticism and embarrassing international attention, the OQLF relented and admitted its inspector showed "an excess of zeal." "We will from now on apply moderation, but also judgement,"

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What is it with the French being so paranoid about letting other languages "corrupt" their own?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/24/2013 11:38:54 PM     (No. 9194287)

Holy crap! You mean we got an entire *country* of Bloomberg-class-busy-bodies just North of the border?

The horror! The horror!

But hey...take our NYC Mayor! Please! He´s your kind of buffoon! (sorry for the lack of French translation...)


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/25/2013 12:42:56 AM     (No. 9194320)

The French have ceded everything so far. They might as well give up their language too and speak Farsi.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harper, 2/25/2013 2:11:41 AM     (No. 9194379)

The Froggies do this every time they are caught out when the light comes on. They will get their revenge later, quietly in the dark. Spoilt child Quebec is a prime example of liberalism gone crazy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Babsathome, 2/25/2013 2:36:48 AM     (No. 9194395)

I have spent considerable time in French Canada. Over the years I have watched their infrastructure slowly crumble as they moved away from the Nation. In the beginning there was excitement and plenty of pride. Then I noticed snide remarks during the French language portion of a given tour aimed at the English that were totally absent during the English recitation. Lots of little things but last trip to Quebec City I brought my youngest child. Her reaction was she never wants to go back. This made be very sad because I love it there and have many happy memories.
My daughter lives in Italy now and has spent long periods in France and Spain so language wasn´t the problem. I think she had a hard time understanding why the citizens of Quebec were defensive and so Separatist while sitting smack dab in the middle of their country.the logic escapes her. I being so old try to understand that the québécois of the seventies thought they were doing the right thing. What a mess! Now they must send their children off to English speaking Summer Camps if they can afford it to educate them for better jobs outside the Province.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/25/2013 6:29:30 AM     (No. 9194462)

Canada needs to get ready for a flood of American refugees once Obama starts the drone strikes here.

Of course you could just stay here and enjoy a FEMA camp.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimS, 2/25/2013 6:38:39 AM     (No. 9194469)

Looking back to the War of 1812, it was a lucky thing that US forces were decisively beaten in their attempt to defeat and annex Quebec.
We have enough victimology here with blacks (NAACP, Southern Povert Law center, JJ, Rev. Al, etc) and hispanics (La Raiza) and muslims (CAIR). We don´t need French whiners too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 2/25/2013 7:15:06 AM     (No. 9194508)

I KNOW that Italian restaurants in France use he word ´Pasta´!

These people are ridiculous.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/25/2013 7:31:00 AM     (No. 9194529)

In the USA we need an American word for "Taco". The continued use of "taco" offends me. s/

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/25/2013 9:12:33 AM     (No. 9194690)

A couple months ago they were saying dogs must understand commands in French too. I think a few pooches lifted their hind leg on the language police. Restaurant owners should do the same.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: freightdog, 2/25/2013 11:27:59 AM     (No. 9194971)

Since the beginning of time, this is how bureaucrats behave when they have too much time on their hands and the power of the state backing them.

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