i lived in quebec from 1971 until 1978 and watched the struggle that english residents had with language laws in those days.
it was illegal to display business signs in english. you had to have the french version prominently displayed and placed in front of or on top of the english version.
we had to pass french to graduate from each grade in our english school.
my dad`s federal government job was taken from him because, even though he spoke five languages, french wasn`t one of them.
is it any wonder the place is struggling.
i was back there this time last year and even though the city of montreal charmed me with it`s timeless beauty, the ugly head of sepratism was evident on every corner.
it is interesting that even the u.n. has cited quebec for being in violation of human rights laws.
the the greater french population of quebec i will say that they are a warm friendly cultured society without malace toward english, german or any other race, but the small radical few fuck it up for everyone.
i would go as far as to suggest they are terrorists.