Saturday, July 9, 2011

Health agency website in French only

Health agency website in French only

I had written a lengthy discourse on this subject and had saved it but alas, it has disappeared and isn't even in the draft folder.

For those readers from other countries, it may be of interest to you to know that Canada has two official languages, French and English.

Northern Ontario, New Brunswick, and parts of Manitoba have French speaking communities but the main bulk of the people who speak French as their first language is in the province of  Quebec.

It is a very beautiful province and the people, in general, are fun loving and interesting people.

There are many interesting places to visit in Quebec as well.  For rugged beauty, visit the Laurentian Mountains.  Ste. Agathe, Morin Heights, Ste. Adele to name a few would be good spots to visit. It is a different world in the Laurentian Mountains.

This article shows some of the difficulties for people who do not speak French who live in Quebec.  All the services are now in French from what my cousin tells me who lives there still.

I suspect it would have been better for them to have waited to post the website in both official languages instead of stirring up problems as this has.


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