Metro fracas blamed on language
A young woman says a female ticket clerk assaulted her in the metro on Monday after a dispute over language escalated to blows. Wondering if the STM has security footage of the incident.
Once again the STM is up against a dilemma. Their policy is that nobody should ever have to speak anything but French, but their policy is also that employees should be polite. Is stonily refusing to speak English (even if you can) ever going to be a polite thing to do?
Meanwhile, the new language minister says bilingualism should not be a requirement to get hired for a job. I assume generally if you’re hiring people, you don’t include frivolous requirements. Can the government pass a law to dictate the skills asked for in job placement ads?