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All today’s news is about protest, it seems. A march through Montreal Saturday denounced the presence of English in the city as several hundred people and a horse walked through downtown streets.
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I think she prefers to be called by her name (pauline marois)
Next thing you know they’ll be mounting a campaign to expunge any and all forms of non-French media. Just a matter of time.
I am behind the separatist movement and will always want Quebec to be it’s own country. BUT even me think this march is completely stupid. MTL is a large north american city, English will be part of our daily live. Deal with, speak french the best you can and convince the non-francophone people to love the language.
Marching in the street is provocation on this subject is provocative and useless.
Has anyone ever seen a person younger than 50 in those marches? Seems to me that it’s a crowd of hateful retirees – probably just looking for someone or something to put the blame on for the failures of their lives. Yeah, McGill is the reason.
P.S. The video embedded in one of the articles is painfully stupid, I couldn’t watch all the way through.
@ Fred: At a PQ assembly last year, forget where it was, but you had a hard time spotting anyone in the crowd who didn’t have grey hair. You can assume the SSJB and such has a similar fanbase.
Amazing to see so many comments claiming English makes Montreal’s economy better. Meanwhile, 100% francophone Quebec City has almost full employment and no ghettos.
QC is a government town. There is an over bloated civil service in this province. That’s why there is good employment there.
Exactly, same reason Ottawa is so clean and pretty and irrelevant. Plus of course Quebec City tries to fuck Montreal every chance it can, Montreal being merely a city of students & immigrants.
If you ever wanted to know what happens to old soldiers after they’ve won the war, look no further.
quatzelok: English may not make the economy better, but it sure doesn’t hurt! :)
Mississippi, Detroit, and New Orleans are hurting for work and money. Maybe they speak too much French in those places?
Come on, qatzelok. Now I know you’re trolling! First off, I don’t see anyone mentioning that English makes Montreal’s economy better, before you brought it up. Second, you’re telling me that you think that speaking the same language as the 300+ million other people on this continent is a bad thing?
OK qatzelok, I’ll bite. What about Trois-Rivieres, Marseilles, Ile de la Reunion to name a few. Not exactly English places and neither are they bastions of employment…
So what’s your point qatzelok?
My point is that Anglos have nothing but “MONEY!” to boast about, and it’s not even their own money. It’s the money Anglo bankers have that makes them “proud.” Anglo countries typically have the worst social programs and income equality. But they tell themselves that the non-stop Naziism of their constantly warring non-culture is “best in class” because “banker wealth.” Anglos say this in a vocabulary they have honed from watching media and following a PC vocabulary, of course. This just makes it more difficult to cure.
You truely are all over the place… Most of your “facts” are also dead wrong:
Worst social programs – Afganistan, CIS countries, Africa, Desiland, SE Asia, etc. thats more people than in “anglo” countries
Income inequality – China, Russia, Desiland, Africa, etc. Thats more people than in “anglo” countries
Oh yeah, and Quebecers don’t claim to have a best in class culture while deriding other cultures and smothering the Native American/Canadian culture… Right…
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