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Someone else wanna step up and tell us how great Canada is?

Quebec language police nab Montreal bar for vintage posters
An Irish pub in Montreal will fight an order from Quebec's language watchdog to take down antique advertising posters from its walls.

The Office de la langue francaise (OLF) issued the order to McKibbins Irish Pub on Feb. 6, informing the tavern it was violating Quebec's language charter by displaying the imported vintage posters.

The wall hangings include vintage advertisements for Guinness and St. James Gate Dublin, imported from Ireland.

McKibbins owner Rick Fon told CBC News he will not take the posters down because they serve as decoration, not to advertise beer.

The OLF said it received a complaint about the pub and sent an inspector to investigate the downtown watering hole.

The inspector ruled McKibbins' bilingual menu, bar service and vintage posters do not respect article 58 of Quebec's language charter.

The OLF was not available for comment on Thursday.
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Well at least it isn't press 2 for english...............
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i hate canada..my dad lives there..I could have told you the place sucked.

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Now is that because they are of French extraction or because they are Roman Catholics or does it take a subtle combination of both to fester such zenophobic? zealotry?
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Now is that because they are of French extraction or because they are Roman Catholics or does it take a subtle combination of both to fester such zenophobic? zealotry?
Has it perhaps, occurred
to you it might be THEY who are xenophobic, racist, intolerant, zealots with a separatist mentality, who want to drive a wedge around the place and outlaw the English language in that Canadian province, and secede from Canada?

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We seem to have a bunch of Mezkin haterz 'round these parts, who maintain the same English-only mentality, so that stuff ain't unique to the Frog-speakers.
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Like what did you misunderstand in my post?
I thought I made myself clear enough
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Good to see other countries have their share of inordinately stupid rules. It will be the insanity of bureaucracy that finally pulls everyone together.

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Wow, there is a waste of taxpayer dollars. An inspector of language policy. Nice. Ask any Newfie wat tey tink of French language and metric. Tere's an hearfull.
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We seem to have a bunch of Mezkin haterz 'round these parts, who maintain the same English-only mentality, so that stuff ain't unique to the Frog-speakers.
Just what exactly is wrong with, and bothers you so much about, requiring US citizens and residents to speak English while they are in the USA?

"Explicame, por favor".

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