Indo-Canadians want official status f...

Indo-Canadians want official status for Punjabi

There are 115 comments on the India eNews story from Feb 25, 2008, titled Indo-Canadians want official status for Punjabi. In it, India eNews reports that:

“We have now to work with law makers and legal experts on the issue. It may take some time, but we are now committed to getting the deserving status for Punjabi”

From correspondents in Americas, 02:02 PM IST The Indo-Canadian community in Canada has decided to approach the federal government to accord Punjabi the status of being a Canadian language. via India eNews

Join the discussion below, or Read more at India eNews.

Harpreet

Woodbridge, Canada

#22 May 17, 2008
SHARKBOY wrote:
<quoted text>
SOPHIE, WHY DONT YOU GO HIKING YOU WHITEWASHED SONOFABITCH. WELL ANYWAY SHARKBOY SAYS IF U DONT LIKE THE EAST INDIAN COMMUNITY, PEOPLE LIKE ME WANT TO KICK YOU OUT OF OUR COMMUNITY... AND THE NEXT TIME YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT STUPID SHIT IMMA BRING MY TEXAS RATTLESNAKE AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS AND THAS THE BOTTOM LIIINE, COS SHARKBOY SAID SO!
Calm down shark boy
Harpreet

Woodbridge, Canada

#23 May 17, 2008
SHARKBOY wrote:
IM NOT PUNJABI (I WISH I WAS), IM HALF EAST INDIAN SO I WOULD LIKE AN EAST INDIAN LANGUAGE TO BE AN OFFICIAL STATUS!
I'm Punjabi and it rocks!
Made in Canada

Duncan, Canada

#24 May 26, 2008
I'm punjabi (100%) born in Canada and I agree with the Roshni, not reason to make Punjabi a official Language here in Canada, it's not even a official lauguage in India, just in a few states and Pakistan.
may

Abbotsford, Canada

#26 Aug 27, 2008
dfdf
James W Miller-Cousineau

Surrey, Canada

#27 Sep 9, 2008
Independent Federal Candidate - Newton-North Delta

Canadians of all cultures and races are welcomed to make requests and that is what makes us such a great country. When I say "US" I mean Punjabi's Chinese, French, whatever. I do feel that money needs to be spent to address health care, education, public safety etc which benefits ALL OF US. We do not need to spend money on another official language no matter what the language is but it never hurts to ask. I am caucasion and know the importance the Chinese, Punjabi's and all ethnicities have contributed to our country and I wish we could find a higher level of tolerance and acceptance for each other here. We ay be speaking about Punjabi, English and French here but the important thing regardless of language is that we all learn how to communicate more effectively with each other regardless of what language is used to do so.
Buzz

Surrey, Canada

#28 Sep 9, 2008
You have got to be kidding? When will it ever end, welcome to uber left wing Canuckistan! Every single "special" interest group on the planet is home here, its like we are the UN of freaks, drugies, slackers, unions, weirdos perverts..the list is endless! ENOUGH!!!!!!!
This guy is a fraud

Langley, Canada

#29 Oct 4, 2008
This guy talks out of his backside and is a criminal!!

James Miller, who is campaigning under the name James W. Miller-Cousineau, was charged with sexual assault, interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual exploitation in Surrey Provincial Court on Wednesday. Mr. Miller is running in the Liberal-held Newton-North Delta riding that includes part of Surrey and Delta, B.C., just southeast of Vancouver.

Mr. Miller, 37, a single father with four sons and two grandsons, was arrested Tuesday night by Delta police. He was bailed out after his court appearance Wednesday and will appear on Oct. 15 to set a trial date.
James W Miller-Cousineau wrote:
Independent Federal Candidate - Newton-North Delta
Canadians of all cultures and races are welcomed to make requests and that is what makes us such a great country. When I say "US" I mean Punjabi's Chinese, French, whatever. I do feel that money needs to be spent to address health care, education, public safety etc which benefits ALL OF US. We do not need to spend money on another official language no matter what the language is but it never hurts to ask. I am caucasion and know the importance the Chinese, Punjabi's and all ethnicities have contributed to our country and I wish we could find a higher level of tolerance and acceptance for each other here. We ay be speaking about Punjabi, English and French here but the important thing regardless of language is that we all learn how to communicate more effectively with each other regardless of what language is used to do so.
Tim bit nation

New Westminster, Canada

#30 Oct 4, 2008
Well Yonah Martin (of Conservative party - a party known to have lots of certified lunatics on the loose eg. Stockwell Day)is promising the recognition for Korean communities in Vancouver if she's elected.

More discussion is here:

http://www.topix.com/forum/ca/vancouver-bc/TN...
Obama is a Marxist

Surrey, Canada

#31 Oct 4, 2008
I cannot believe Canuckistan is not more of freak show that it already is. Canada (I am a fourth generation Canadian) is truly an ultra left wing secular Marxist/socialist toilet..that never flushers where every freaky special interest group on the planet has special status or is seeking it! Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are of course the worst but it is epidemic from sea to shining sea. Soon "the worlds greatest generation" will be almost gone and the upcoming "worlds worst generation" is on the way with their freaky ultra left wing secular Hollywood liebral stylized ideology as the new religion much like all of these envirosexual/metrosexual idiots are. Just pick up the georgia straight any day and thumb through it..that will give you an idea of what left coast Canadians are now like..shame..shame.
Milly grewal

Canada

#32 Dec 17, 2008
Holly Leslie Silly all you guys stfu , we came from india and we still are more succesful then most canadian born people look on the street youll rarely ever see a brown homeless person look at all the big buisnesses we all have our hand in something if your bitch asses are gonna sit on the computer and complain about you paying couple hundred dollars extra in taxes in your whole life then get a better job cause noone gives a fuck i dont here noone else complaing you guys are just a bunch of ractist haters
Against racism

Canada

#33 Dec 17, 2008
Keep on eye on your Kelloggs box, it could get complicated real soon!
In the US they have groups like KKK and the Black Panters in Canada we have Indo Canadians. It is in my view the largest organized racist group in the world. They are dangerous as they have killed people and blown up airplane out of the sky. They would rather kill their wife's, son and daughters who refused to be racist, They have Indo Canadian racist elementary schools, secondary ... they also have a banking system and control a large portion of the transportation, farming and lumber. Indo companies only hires non Indo in desperation times when no Indo can be found to take the job. Building homes by hiring indo's only because they hate everyone else.
The Sihk temple services are not multi cultural and are held in incomprehencible tongues.
Would a Sikh remove his turnban in respect of fallen Canadian soldiers? NOT
Would they remove they turban if visiting a Catholic Church ... Not. Would they allow you to visit a Temple and not cover your head and remove your shoes ... NOT
Would they demand special rights and privilige... of course wear the turban where ever they want such as riding a motorcycle or construction site. So what happens in the air force or with the Indo space program do they refuse to wear the helmet in space? NO because that would be silly and would not help that racist movement. But to make the Punjab language official now that would benefit this buch of racist.
LOLOL

Vancouver, Canada

#34 Dec 24, 2008
You idiots. If any minority deserves it, it's gotta be the Chinese. They have the most population and contributes more than their share to the economy. Sure, they're not the blue collar guys you see building houses but they're the ones buying all of it up. Without them, a lot of folks would be out of jobs.
CSA

Bowmanville, Canada

#35 Dec 24, 2008
Dal wrote:
First of all Lelslie Marshall, What benefits of Canadian culture are you talking about to acquire? Punjabi or are you talking about Chinese or French? Like it or not Leslie, Canada is a multi-cultural country. We thrive on multi-culture and are proud of that. Remarks like yours give our "Country" a negative light. As far as your comment Paul, yes we as the Indo-Canadian community have given a lot to our Canadian society. What have you done Paul? Except making negative remarks of a specific community. HYMMMMM...
This is just further proof that multiculturalism is insanity.
pathan

Cranbrook, Canada

#36 Dec 26, 2008
Made in Canada wrote:
I'm punjabi (100%) born in Canada and I agree with the Roshni, not reason to make Punjabi a official Language here in Canada, it's not even a official lauguage in India, just in a few states and Pakistan.
i agree
Sardar

Canada

#37 Dec 28, 2008
Sophie wrote:
I am from the Indo-Canadian community and I would like to point out that many in this community have given us a bad name ... drug dealers, wife beaters, Khalistanis, terrorists, etc; etc; ....
Every ethnic community in Canada has contributed to Candian society and where would we be if the largest ethnic community, the Chinese also wanted official language status for Mandarin or Cantonese? I left India because tax dollars were spent on such petty things instead of more important things like putting a roof over the heads of the homeless, etc;
Two official languages are enough for Canada ... the rest can be spoken at home.
Sophie every community have bad apples does not make whole community bad. People should read "Soft Target" written by Canadian Jouranlist. It shows that Indian Intelligence groups meddled in Sikh affairs, so called Khalistanis were on Indian governmet payroll. When canadian gorvernmet protested, Indian government cancelled one of its large pipe contract in protest. One should be proud of their heritage, it also makes one strong Canadian. More language we can speak for advantage we have world wide in conducting business, gathering intelligence.
Little Green man

Vancouver, Canada

#38 Jan 18, 2009
OK it hsd been said that Indo Canadian represents 3% of Canadian Society yet so many companies are 99.9% Indo ... How could this be? No one else will work for them or is it because they simply dont hire anyone else! Even T******** has gone that way, Last week I was there and couldnt help but notice that the three Indo girls working the counter never considered that giving up the punjabi gosips would be good customer service!And then the service was lousy, maybe becvause I was not brown!
****** gas Stations too are ofter totally Indo controlled No whites, no reds, no yellows ... All brown! Could this be racism or should we just call it cultural?
CSA

Canada

#39 Jan 19, 2009
Little Green man wrote:
OK it hsd been said that Indo Canadian represents 3% of Canadian Society yet so many companies are 99.9% Indo ... How could this be? No one else will work for them or is it because they simply dont hire anyone else! Even T******** has gone that way, Last week I was there and couldnt help but notice that the three Indo girls working the counter never considered that giving up the punjabi gosips would be good customer service!And then the service was lousy, maybe becvause I was not brown!
****** gas Stations too are ofter totally Indo controlled No whites, no reds, no yellows ... All brown! Could this be racism or should we just call it cultural?
The term "racism" is a Marxist invention. When Whites engage in favoritism toward other Whites (and therefore discrimination against non-whites), it’s called “racism”. When other groups engage in favoritism, it’s called “ethnic solidarity”. When Whites object to Jewish favoritism, it’s called “anti-semitism”. When you buy into these word games, it’s called being a useful idiot.
Little Green man

Canada

#40 Jan 22, 2009
Thank you CSA for enlighting me. I feel smarter now. I should check this out at Hotforwords.com
Atag

Vancouver, Canada

#41 Feb 14, 2009
Well there has been lots said on this forum that does not conform to the notion of requesting an official status for Punjabi language. First of all since Canada has been in existence there have been Punjabis here. the only reason their number didn't grew as other races, such as whites or chinese because of racist policies of governments in early 1900's and Komagatamaru is perfect example of that. Second, Punjabi's have contributed a lot to the development of this country myself as a second generation Punjabi training as a doctor can attest to the fact that we are an integral part of this nation. Third, requesting an official status doesn't mean that Punjabi is any better language than Chinese, English or Canada...its just an approach to have our kids an opportunity to learn it in schools. Lastly, I want to point out to all those people who keep saying that Punjabis came to this country well aware that this is English speaking country so they should adopt English....but were English not aware that before them Canada was not an English speaking country. yet they imposed english language and culture upon the aboriginals of Canada and the residential schools are prime example of that.
I believe language can strengthen the culture and through culture we can build sensible tolerate communities. The family and communal values are best learned through one's mother tongue.
So stop bashing languages and cultures and be tolerant. lets build smarter communities on good values, not on hatred and ethnic bashing.

Just my two cents.
howsad

Canada

#42 Feb 15, 2009
LESLIE MARSHALL AND ALL OTHERS THAT ARE AGAINST IT.
GET WITH THE TIMES. u must be really old and the rest of you are all probably just not able to learn . Yes. I am sure you could never learn that language even if you tried. First of all why do we have French, Chinese and Spanish.?? hmm.. whats that difference in adding Punjabi. Slowly over time we must adjust. We must be able to adapt. And it's sad. Our society nowadays... you all cannot adapt. Such boxed in lives. Then you you should move out!!!! Punjabi should become an official language thank you very much. Poor OLD LESLIE MARSHALL. what country do you come from anyways?

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