Posted in the Embrun Forum
#1 Aug 6, 2008
Correct me if I am WRONG! But is this not Ontario that we live in! Yes there is alot of French speaking people here, and I am sure that most of them do speak English and understand it!
If the business owners do not want to put a Bilingual sign in front of there store, then they should be able to have it just in English. If they want to attract the French speaking people in to there store then it is there choice to put a English and French sign up, or what ever languages that you chose. It is also double the cost to put it in both! Is the French speaking community paying for the French words?
I am an English Speaking person from Alberta, we have been here a year. It was not our choose to come here, we have found that it is a good place to live, and raise your children but come on people!!!! Can we not get over the language problems, if you want to be server and read your French signs, and only in French then go live in the province of Quebec!
Yes! I have lived there as well (Quebec City)! as a child and as a teenager . That was about 25-26 years ago, it was very hard but I had to do the best I could, with my English and the little French that I knew.
There is no English sign on the stores in Quebec, Sorry! Big named stores Signs are in English (Wal-Mart, Zellers, ETC:) Because there is no French translation!
I could go on and on but I am going to stop on this topic. I think it should be up to the storeowners if they want to do both or just one language.
Did you know: The First and Only Bilingual Province in Canada is Official New Brunswick!
#2 Apr 14, 2009
I am a french and english speaking Canadian. If the business owners in Russell want to only have English signs, then let it be!!!!
Ontario always need to have all their signs in both English and French but does Quebec have their signs in both languages? No, they do not! So, why should we?
If French residents do not like it, move to Quebec.
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