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

Stan Anonby stan-sandy_anonby at SIL.ORG
Sat Sep 12 17:48:59 UTC 2009


Sounds like a combination of a bus driver who woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and a passenger who was spoiling for a fight.

Stan Anonby
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  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.


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