Language stories, like we need more
Stories about language are on the plate today, though I’ve been posting other things first. The Gazette’s Don Macpherson examines how the Lachine Hospital transfer story was based on language, and he annotates his argument with a lot of links, too.
J-F Lisée says the STM never called up the OQLF to verify their interpretation of Bill 101, which has been that no worker can be required to speak English as part of their job. Lisée also blogs about Notre Home and the varying responses he’s had from anglos and francos – illustrating the piece with caricatures of himself from various editorial cartoonists. But he ends with his credo: French is a minority language on the continent and thus, permanently endangered; francophones must limit the use of English here. That’s how it has to be.