Quebec Language

Bilingualism Is a Threat to Canadian Democracy

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

In the aftermath of the publication of my most recent editorial -- "Let Them Learn French": Canada's Bilingual Elite Hold All the Power" -- I've been widely denounced by all manner of pundit, much of Quebec, and even our old pal Gilles Duceppe. On the other hand, I've also heard from numerous Canadians applauding me for finally confronting one of this country's most sacred taboos head-on.

Education Can Solve Quebec's Language Debate

Nishaan Sharma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Nishaan Sharma

The PQ should focus on using education to preserve its culture and language. Almost 80 per cent of Quebecers identify themselves as Francophone. Thus, it's a failure of education when someone who was born, raised and educated in Montreal tells you that he moved to Toronto because it's impossible to find a job in Montreal. The issue should not be that French was required of them but that, over the course of their educational career, they were not properly taught the language and its value -- economic and cultural. The new Ontarians will not phrase it this way, of course.

My Autistic Son Can't Speak French -- Should He Leave Quebec?

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living
Linda Mastroianni

We live in a province where language is a huge issue. I can't even begin to tell you how many times people have said to me "Oh your son doesn't speak French?! Do you realize you live in Quebec"? Really, thank you kindly for pointing that out. Do YOU realize my son is autistic and for the first five years of his life barely spoke?

Quebec Teen Told Business Name Is Too English

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Business

A teenage Quebec entrepreneur has a few choice words for the government after being told his company’s name is too English. When Xavier Menard, ...

WATCH: They Speak English, 'Then We Punch Them In The Face'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics

The Language Police are at it again – and this time, they’re going ‘under the cover.’ In the YouTube comedy that follows Quebec's 'Pastagat...

PQ To Military Families: Too Bad

CBC | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics

The Quebec government is refusing to back down on a controversial part of its new language bill, which would have a major impact on Quebec’s militar...

WATCH: Quebec Language Police Kick Anglo A**

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada

It's the not-too-distant future and Sgts. LaJoie and Bourgignon are patrolling the mean streets of Montreal. Their first call? ANGLO OFFENDERS. ...

New Quebec Language Police Target? 'Steak'

CBC | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Politics

More Montreal restaurateurs are speaking out about the demands imposed by Quebec's language police over signs and menu items that are not in French. ...

Another Quebec Restaurant Bites Back At Language Watchdog

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - One of Canada's most famous restaurants has come forward with its own tale of troubles with Quebec's language watchdog, days after a flap o...

Quebec Language Police Targeted Restaurant Over What?!

CBC | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Politics

Quebec's language watchdog is backtracking after demanding a chic Montreal Italian restaurant change its menu because Italian words such as "pasta" we...

Should Quebec Shame Me Out of Speaking English?

Jenn Gearey | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Jenn Gearey

My ancestors were among those who discovered La Nouvelle France; "Drouin" was my paternal grandmother's last name. I love Québec and I stand up for it. I wish I could say that my petit nation thought I was the ideal Québecois. But no, I feel like Madame Marois wants to turpentine the Anglo off of me or have the French Québecois alienate and exile me. There are many of us Québecois who are not pure laine, but Québec is the only place that is home to us. If people of all religions, of all races, of both genders can live together in harmony in this province, why can't Anglos and Francos?

Brands To Fight Quebec Government Over French Signs

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Several major retailers are taking the Quebec government to court over the provincial language watchdog's insistence they modify their comm...