[lg policy] Montreal bus driver celebrates 40 years of official bilingualism by throwing English-speaking passenger off her bus

Dennis Baron debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Sat Sep 12 05:28:59 UTC 2009


There's a new post on the Web of Language:

Montreal bus driver celebrates 40 years of official bilingualism by  
throwing English-speaking passenger off her bus

After a passenger asked her for the time in English, a Montreal bus  
driver called the police and ordered all twenty passengers to get off  
her bus. Her supervisors defended the action because, while English  
and French have been Canada's two official languages for exactly forty  
years, French and French alone is the official language of the  
province of Quebec.

Read the rest on the Web of Language

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Dennis Baron
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
University of Illinois
608 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

office: 217-244-0568
fax: 217-333-4321

http://www.illinois.edu/goto/debaron

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http://www.illinois.edu/goto/weboflanguage








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