Wednesday, August 12, 2009

British Names On Street Signs Grate In Montreal

In 2006, the English on street signs in the Montreal area of Mount Royal area, were painted over after long battle with city. This year a city councillor is asking to "Frenchisize" existing English. Richard Friedlander for National Post

From The National Post:

Councillor wants McGill, Amherst 'Frenchisized'.

Montreal's French identity is being eroded by the creeping influence of the English language, examples of which include street signs that are graced with the names of genocidal British conquerors, says a Montreal city councillor.

In order to curtail the invasion, Nicolas Montmorency, an independent councillor in Montreal's east end municipality of Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, is proposing the city rename Amherst Street, named after the former commander and chief of the British army who captured Canada, Jeffrey Amherst.

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Update: Amherst St. should have French name: councillor -- Montreal Gazette

My Comment: Nicolas Montmorency is proud to be an English bigot .... what more can I say.

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