Thursday, September 10, 2009

Despite Language Zealots, Montrealers Get Along -- A Commentary

From The Montreal Gazette:

The Société de transport de Montréal, which runs city buses, has chosen to hide behind narrow legalism, at least for now, in the aftermath of last Friday morning's incident on the 66.

A driver ejected 20 passengers from her bus that day after one of them had the temerity to ask her for the time - in English. We hope the STM will be more forthcoming about its policy and practices after its own investigation is complete.

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My Comment: I call this an over the top optimistic view on the language issue that has no relation to my life experience of living in Quebec for the past 50 years.

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