"More French in the ceremonies"

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"More French in the ceremonies"

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Complaining about not enough french in the opening ceremonies...are you kidding me. As far as I am concerned they did not need any native crap or french. Can anyone tell me how much money the natives have contributed to the olypmics? All they do is demand more and more but never give. Quebec wants to seperate from canada...but oh wait the olympics are here so yup now is a good time to be part of us and shove french down everyone's throat. Just seperate and go away. I hope because of the whining the committee takes away all the french crap from the closing ceremonies. Out of all the athletes, families, etc, how many speak or even care about french language. THIS is BC, not quebec. Quebec can't even put english signs up, but demand it in BC... :127:
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tacosalad wrote: THIS is BC, not quebec. Quebec can't even put english signs up, but demand it in BC... :127:


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I agree, when English is given equality in Quebec then they can complain. Until then go away!
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Don't ya just love how the Olympics promote mutual understanding, tolerance and inclusion. :127:
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steven lloyd wrote:Don't ya just love how the Olympics promote mutual understanding, tolerance and inclusion. :127:


I lost my tolerance for French speaking Canada when I visited Montreal and was treated like cr*p!
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Oh Tablenackle!

Dem dare pesky francophone!

Promote demselves and der culture. How dare dey.

Everone cept anglo english canadien have culture.

Too bad fer dem.
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Bsuds wrote:
steven lloyd wrote:Don't ya just love how the Olympics promote mutual understanding, tolerance and inclusion. :127:


I lost my tolerance for French speaking Canada when I visited Montreal and was treated like cr*p!


I've been through that too.

Can't help but feel that some folk really need to look up the term "equality".
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LoneWolf_53 wrote: Can't help but feel that some folk really need to look up the term "equality".

Well, we could but you know that term isn't necessarily synonymous with mutual understanding, tolerance and inclusion right ? (if that was a point you were trying to make)
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steven lloyd wrote:
LoneWolf_53 wrote: Can't help but feel that some folk really need to look up the term "equality".

Well, we could but you know that term isn't necessarily synonymous with mutual understanding, tolerance and inclusion right ? (if that was a point you were trying to make)


I was sort of thinking about politicians and some of the stupidity citizens get subjected to in the name of a label that isn't even applied properly.

I've always had a major issue with Quebecers using a hard core stance toward English signage yet the rest of us all across the land are forced to put up with French on packaging etc.

If Canada is supposedly bilingual then a good start would be to enforce the same rules across the nation or scrap the whole stupid concept in the first place.

English is viewed as the universal language and if French people can't grasp that reality then tough.
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language issues aside, I do agree that the opening ceremonies could have been more inclusive of French Canadian culture and history.

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tacosalad wrote: THIS is BC, not quebec. Quebec can't even put english signs up, but demand it in BC... :127:

This is Canada.
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NAB wrote:language issues aside, I do agree that the opening ceremonies could have been more inclusive of French Candian culture and history.

Nab


:ohmygod:

What? Should it include Wolfe and Montcalm? Maybe that would be a good place to start.
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flamingfingers wrote:
NAB wrote:language issues aside, I do agree that the opening ceremonies could have been more inclusive of French Candian culture and history.

Nab


:ohmygod:

What? Should it include Wolfe and Montcalm? Maybe that would be a good place to start.


LOL flaming... Ya can only cramb so much into a couple of hours :dyinglaughing:

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LoneWolf_53 wrote: I've always had a major issue with Quebecers using a hard core stance toward English signage yet the rest of us all across the land are forced to put up with French on packaging etc. If Canada is supposedly bilingual then a good start would be to enforce the same rules across the nation or scrap the whole stupid concept in the first place.

NAB wrote:language issues aside, I do agree that the opening ceremonies could have been more inclusive of French Canadian culture and history. Nab

nolanrh wrote: This is Canada.

Agreed
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NAB wrote:language issues aside, I do agree that the opening ceremonies could have been more inclusive of French Canadian culture and history.

Nab


I honestly have no recollection of it as I didn't watch but nonetheless can't help but wonder if all the other cultures were taken into consideration when the Olympics were held in Montreal?
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