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TIME Magazine Profiles Quebec’s Orwellian War On English And How It Is Doing Irreversible Damage

TIME Magazine Profiles Quebec’s Orwellian War On English And How It Is Doing Irreversible Damage | French-Quebec | Scoop.it
First published in TIME Magazine International (April 8, 2013) by Hillary Brenhouse  |  NEW YORK  ☛  To live in Quebec is to become accustomed to daily reminders that French in the Canadian province is the most regulated language in the world.
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COMMENT • Why the French are right to resist global English

COMMENT • Why the French are right to resist global English | French-Quebec | Scoop.it

One of the odd stories to come out of the French-speaking province of Quebec last year was the announcement that intensive English courses would be offered to students in state schools. Odd, because in the past half-century, much of the Quebecois identity has been built on resisting English. Last autumn, the Montreal newspaper La Presse revealed that two real estate executives had made presentations in English to a Montreal-based pension fund, violating the province’s language laws, which give workers the right to a French-speaking environment.


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Colten goemaat's comment, September 27, 2013 12:20 PM
I think that Quebec should have English class in schools because they live and are right by a English speaking nation.
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Quebec entrepreneur denied non-French business name

Quebec entrepreneur denied non-French business name | French-Quebec | Scoop.it
Xavier Ménard wanted to call his new graphic design company Wellarc, which is a combination of the French words for web, language, logo, artistic and company.
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Carter Roose's comment, September 27, 2013 12:29 PM
That is unbelievable how they wouldn't let him have a business cause of then name. That is the stupidest thing ever.