English speaking patient kicked out of Quebec hospital..........

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by staropeace, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    You've got to wonder if this is a case of a few people (or one hospital even) being extremely rude rather than a whole country though. I hope he does lay an official complaint however and it would be nice to see it being followed through.
     
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  3. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    You cannot have anything in English in the businesses in Quebec....no English signs or anything. They are part of Canada so why do this? My gawd, in Newfoundland, I would go visit the French island of St. Pierre...it is only seven miles off the coast...it is part of France but still accomodates english speaking people.
     
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  4. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Quebec is technically part of Canada actually, but they just think they are a "Whole Other Country" :kiss:
    They wanted to separate at one time and be their own country
     
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  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    They are always pissed off about something or other. How can you be pissed off ALL the time?
     
  6. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    It's my fault. I visited once and asked for pasta. They've never gotten over it.
     
  7. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    You should have asked for poutine lol.
     
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  8. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I added to the trouble when I asked if they were French Canadian.
     
  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...hell, I ask people HERE to speak to me in English!....
     
  10. Siegrid

    Siegrid Member

    French Quebecers have hundreds of years of being pissed on by the English in this province to be pissed off now. Up until the 60's the French couldn't get decent jobs and were treated like dirt by the English ruling (business) class. Many things have changed since then. I am an English Quebecer but I am bilingual, you have to be to survive here. My parents spoke hardly any French, but when they were hospitalized the staff bent over backwards to communicate with them.
    The story you read in the paper was reversed back then.
    Two wrongs do not make a right.
    I am NOT happy with our government here, but unfortunately things are what they are. This story is a rare thing, though, but it's one of those things that gets sensationalised right away.
    I am not very good at expressing myself, but I though maybe a little explanation was needed concerning the history here.
     
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  11. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    You are just great at expressing yourself @Siegrid!

    My father was French from Quebec but unfortunately never taught us French. I heard my Dad speaking French to my Grandfather who only spoke French so I did develop an ear for it. When I took a six month French course in Quebec many years later I picked it up very well.

    Perhaps if my Mom had not been from Scotland and if Dad was not always at work, we might have learned a bit of French at home. Lucky you to be bilingual!
     
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  12. nate_watkins

    nate_watkins Simple-Minded Member

    That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French.
     
  13. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    :clap: See? We've missed your one-liners! :biggrin2:
     
  14. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Brilliant. Nice to see you!!
     
  15. nate_watkins

    nate_watkins Simple-Minded Member

    I just thought I'd throw in a Stephen King reference... :0:

    Thanks, it's nice to see you too! :cool:
     
  16. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    So - where have you been then? o_O;)
     
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  17. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Soon they will kick you out.
     
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  18. nate_watkins

    nate_watkins Simple-Minded Member

    I was in Quebec, but had difficulties... I don't speak French.
     
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  19. never2muchfun

    never2muchfun Well-Known Member

    As my ex (From Quebec) always used to say, "How could you told me, Eh?"
     
  20. Siegrid

    Siegrid Member

    We are probably going to have elections (again!!) this coming april, if Marois has her way and she is once again pushing separatism. I am really afraid that she might win a majority government After what happened with the student strikes 2 springs ago, I think she may have them on her side and with her idiot 'chartes des valeurs' charter of values she managed to make an aweful lot of Quebecers xenophobes.
    I am too old to want to pick up, sell the house and move, but my son has been considering moving to Ontario, mostly because of the taxes here. We are the highest taxed province in Canada:blue:
     
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