Just love your article , so true . I was born in Québec city when Quebec was proud to be part of Canada , that made me Canadian by birth and I am still a Canadian and always be , Quebecois is not for me i am ashamed to be called so .
Thank you for your support,Michel. I appreciate it!
Awesome......I'm there with you 100% from neighbouring Ste-Catherine. I'm Anglo, my girlfriend is French from Ontario and our 9 yr old son is perfectly bilingual. Her daughter is 15 and although isn't perfectly bilingual, she's very good in English. All that to say we're a multi-national household and we love this province too. Oh, I'm also of Italian decent. You go girl. :)
Bobsco, Hello from accross the 132! Thank you for your support, new friend! Means a lot to me, we are all in this together! Much love!
Hi Christina, im from Germany and a permanent resident in Canada. I live since 97 in the provinze of Quebec and i find it so sad whats going on here. My Husband is canadian, billingual, he is born in Montreal. We have two Kids, both go to the english School, where they have 40 % lessons in french (compared to french schools, where they have appr 1 hour a week english)I don't understand why we need a language police. My Husband, even born here with french Parents, feels canadian and not like a Quebecer, he is so angry with the situation. Couple of Years ago someone told me that my kids are Quebecers, i told him my kids are canadians and he argued with me....but hey, my kids have a canadian passport....and a german also. In germany we have places where lots of people from the Turkey live....they only speak there mothertongue, have store's etc and some of them dont even speak german...which i think is not right. but germans dont have a language police. When i met my husband and followed him to canada, it was easier for me to speak in english. and since thats canada's language, i tought it would be enough. over the years i learned to speak some french too, but have trouble pronouncing the words, so english is just easier for me. usually i don't have trouble, people are nice and friendly, even if they dont speak english. but i guess it depends of the person, like i don't demand french people to speak english to me, i ask nicely and in return they are nice too. anyway....i like living here and i hope the french and english and other nationality's can live in peace together.
Hi Doro, Thank you for sharing your story. I am proud to have people like you standing by me in this fight for peace & equality!My father is half German, (My last name may have given that away) and it's one of the next languages on my list to learn, right now I can only count and say a few phrases.Thanks for your support!!
Bravo, Christina. I was born in Quebec and although I have lived elsewhere in Canada and in Europe, I have returned home to Quebec to raise my family. I am a bilingual anglophone. My children will be "at the very least" bilingual. This is our home and our francophone brothers and sisters need to stand with us against the hatred and discrimination before the wall being built between us grows too high.Hugh Fraser.
Thanks for the support Hugh! Beautifully put; the wall is getting higher every day & we need to tear it down!
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Hi Christina: Wanted to take the time to thank you for your article to the Gazette and to tell you we need many more outspoken Canadians in our struggle to keep our country from being torn apart by these separatists. Our rights and freedoms are of utmost importance and should be reinstated immediately if not sooner in Quebec. I wish you all the luck with your blog and hopefully people will follow and contribute to it in good faith. Please join as many organizations as you can that are trying to put a stop to the on-going harassment of our communities and hopefully we will find a way to put an end to this separatist movement that is killing our province and our country.
Just read your article via a Facebook post. I moved from Quebec 15 yrs ago for personal reasons. My daughter lives there still and I doubt would ever leave. You are an inspiration to many, why can't others have the same vision, why is it so hard to imagine living in harmony? It would be a much nicer place to live and could be the envy of others. I think you should think about politics too, a hard road for sure but too few with your determination and vision bother to get involved anymore. Keep writing, you need to be heard or read. You are a class act and have my respect.