Quebec fears immigrant influence on French

Concern as increasing numbers learn French but choose to live and work in English.

    Quebec's cultural nationalists have been struggling to keep French the dominant language in the province, 

    The defenders of the language have helped lobby for government legislation that has been put into place requiring French to be used on signs, in education and even restaurants.

    Opponents call the laws overzealous - as in the case of a restaurant owner who received a legal notice to change the word "pasta" on his menu to "pates".

    Now a growing immigrant population that is learning French, but choosing to live and work in English, is causing concern.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from Montreal.

     

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months