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Lifestyle, Society

Cultural divide in Canadian broadcasting: F-word OK in French

Complaint about the F-word on French media denied  (! Warning STORY CONTAINS CONTROVERSIAL LANGUAGE) It’s the “F-word”. It’s been feared by broadcasters and print media since, well, forever. At least in English. Though standards have relaxed and it does on» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Society

Documentary: Quebec- My Country/Mon Pays

It’s perhaps hard for those in countries outside Canada to understand why a significant segment of the population in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec want the province to become its own sovereign nation. It’s actually hard for most Canadians» 

History, Politics, Society

Language watchdog to investigate complaints about leader

Canada’s commissioner of official languages will investigate thirteen complaints against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because he answered English questions in French only at a town hall meeting in the province of Quebec. By law, the official languages of Canada are English» 

Education, Politics, Society

School to close after community-funded renovation

Some schools in Canada are so underfunded that parents, students and communities hold fund-raisers and/or execute work themselves to renovate facilities. In other cases, governments offer money for upgrades on condition the schools raise funds and contribute as well. Such» 

Press revue, Society

Canada language tensions- east and west

Quebec French- English, and British Coiumbia English-Chinese In the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec, yet another language complaint against use of English has cropped up. This time involving a small free bi-weekly newspaper in western Quebec. The municipality of Pontiac»