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Old 08-19-2012, 11:22 AM
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Yes Quebec City is 99,9% speaking french, they don't live along English Canadians unlike Montrealers so their English is so-so. But then again it's a minority who wont be able to serve you in english. Or maybe it's more about the road signs, whatever.
Exactly. Everyone I came across knows and will speak English well enough, but all the signs are in French. It only became a real issue when I was in Montreal. I was on a Metro train that sat in a station for 15 minutes and all of the announcements were in French. I had to ask someone what was going on.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:19 PM
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Grew up and live in a part of Italy where the main language is actually german. We kind of in a similar situation then in Quebec. We are part of Italy but don't feel like italians. Also here there are people that would like being separated from Italy or even a return to Austria where we historically belonged until WW 1.
The difference between over here and Quebec is that we have everything in two languages. From signs to announcements on trains. Most people are speaking german and italian.
I personally don't understand why Quebec is so french and isn't more open for being a place where two languages are accepted. On the other side I can understand it they simply want to keep their history and culture alive. I personally think Canada should be proud of being a place that has two languages and both cultures live together without problems.
Besides that I think nationalism is something not necessary. You should be proud of your heeitage, culture and history unrelated to where you live.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:58 PM
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I personally don't understand why Quebec is so french and isn't more open for being a place where two languages are accepted. On the other side I can understand it they simply want to keep their history and culture alive. I personally think Canada should be proud of being a place that has two languages and both cultures live together without problems.
It's mainly because 82% of the population was speaking French in 2001 - it became 79% in 2006 and it's probably dropping again when the numbers for 2011 are released. During the same amount of time, Montreal passed from 52% French to 48%. And only 39% of Montreal's children in elementary school speak French which is an assimilation rate of 20% - yes, 20% of the population has lost the language.

It's not all pink, numbers say we are getting assimilated and some pressed the panic button. We do see what happened with the Bretons in France in only 100 years, they went from all speaking Breton to no one speaking the language. Assimilation is fast. Look at the Irish who now all speak English, or the Scottish.

It would be cool to have both languages getting along together but it can't happen, by the only fact that anglo-canadians are annoyed by the French who trying to protect their language. Anglo-Canadians in general are just wishing we would stop speaking the language.

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Old 08-19-2012, 04:48 PM
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:35 PM
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^They are! Been picked up plenty of times in Montreal and in Quebec City... was the best. Moving to Montreal next year... some of you guys don't know what your missing.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:38 PM
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:39 PM
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Moving to Montreal next year...
Nice, but what for? Most of the time Montrealers move to Toronto... not the opposite.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:47 PM
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:49 PM
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:12 PM
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#2, Guys never kiss each other but if they're gay, it's only woman-woman or woman-man that do it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:23 PM
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:12 AM
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:02 AM
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:41 PM
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CFL is good live, especially while downing some cold ones.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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CFL is good live, especially while downing some cold ones.
Shame on me, I never went to a CFL game in my life, just watching on TV.
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