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

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.