Yeah ... Sure you are ... Ask about if that business happens to be a flower shop that has been there for a hundred years.iansmith said:Canada has only two official language but each province have their own status. What it means is that any the federal government has to communicate in english or french. Also, all labeling goods are bilingual. This also allow people speaking french or english as their first languague to have education in their first language.
Province have different statues, Quebec is french only province, New-brunswick is billingual and the rest is english only. Most official provincial will have bilingual service but it always depends on the person serving you.
You are allowed to have an english sign but it has to have french on it.
That place had the wondows blown out with a shotgun.
You also get stupid things like the guy in Alberta who seemed to have absolutely NO problem surviving in a community there for most of his life in English. Then ... When he was done for tax evasion ... elected to have his trial for tax evasion in French only meaning they had to move a complete French courtroom to his town at a cost of $2 million so the government could recover $100,000.
Then there is the stated preference for government employees who are bilingual. Well it appears that all French is not the same because of two people who are bilingual going for the same job the French person who learned English will get the job and not the English who aquired French.
Why? --- The schools of Canada teach Parisian French and not Quebecoise.
Most of the people who were brought up in Canada don't speak Parisian French.
Therefore, the native Quebecoise speaker gets the job because they are more qualified.