Quebec hit with another international black eye.You can't get much more international exposure than an article in TIME MAGAZINE and the following harrowing account of Quebec's linguistic crusade against English which served to embarrass Quebec internationally once again.
The article has received over 2,000 comments, so it isn't as if the piece went unnoticed.
Read the story: Time Magazine
Credit to the many readers who pointed out the story.
"Public hearings on Bill 14 create polarized debate"-CBC
"As the public hearings on Quebec’s controversial Bill 14 continue, there is no lack of opinion coming from all sides of the language debate.
Bill 14 proposes to amend Quebec's language charter by tightening restrictions around the use of English. If passed, the bill would give language inspectors the power of search and seizure, and it would allow the government to remove the bilingual status of some municipalities.
One of the province’s largest labour federations, the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), called on the government to send a strong message that French is the one and only official language of Quebec.
Jacques Létourneau, president of the CSN, spoke during Tuesday's hearing.
In order to highlight French's decline in the province, Létourneau pointed to Montreal, where people can work in English, shop at the local dépanneur in English and even be served at a café in English.
“The signal we are sending to the world is not only that in Quebec we live in English first and in French second, but also that, in the end, one can live here in English only,” Létourneau said."Link
"Quebec exporters call Bill 14 absurd" - CJAD radio"Quebec's association for manufacturers and exporters is calling some parts of bill 14 inapplicable and even absurd.
"It's major. It's major," Audrey Azouley said about the bill's impact on business.
The director with the manufacturers and exporters of Quebec had some harsh words for the National Assembly hearing on the new legislation." Link
hardliners titans embarrass PQ government
I daresay that Mario Beaulieu and Jean-Paul Perreault, Quebec's über-pastas-chasers are the best thing that ever happened in defense of English.
"Hugo Sheabbeare's presentation before Bill 14 committee
Watch Anglo MNA Geoff Kelly rip into him after the presentation.
Here's a reply from Mark Bergeron, leader of the Equality Party. Link