Quebec to tighten language law, force retailers to add French descriptions to names

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Canadian way? Jul 22, 2015

In these days, Canada is likely to be serious with bilingual expression. Many countries with multiple official languages may learn of this movement to qualify local product names, signage, government notifications etc.

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Merab Dekano  Identity Verified
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You cannot judge if you've not been there Jul 22, 2015

I’ve spend weeks in Canada, more specifically, near Montreal. I only met one (1) bilingual person. The remainder of the people were all basically monolingual, i.e. French speaking. Their English was very poor, generally. And they were not willing to speak it.

To my understanding, they are French speaking anyway. It would not do them any harm to learn English tiny bit better. It’s not a political statement, just business.

By the way, they have a charming accent when they speak French and even some words are quite different from the continental French.


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Consequences Jul 23, 2015

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