June 16, 2016

Quebec Public Safety emergency alert broadcast only in French, freaks out English Quebecers

StaffRebel Columnist

On Wednesday, a province wide public safety alert was shown on Quebec TV, but it lacked an English version.

According to CJAD, the message played for 8 minutes in only one language – French.

“I have a very elderly neighbour who does not speak a word of French and she absolutely panicked,” a Quebecer named Debbie said. “She did not know what was going on. She understood a few words, just the most important words like 'exit' 'urgent' all those kinds of things.”

The Ministry told CJAD that work is being done to offer alerts in both languages, but for now they're just in French.

Because offering an alert in both languages is apparently extremely difficult to do.

This news came just days after Quebec's Language Minister was upset over English Heineken ads at the Montreal Grand Prix that reminded people not to drink and drive.

Just another example of Quebec's contempt for the English language.

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commented 2016-06-17 14:03:52 -0400
What has Trudeau’s imposed bilingualism (what a joke) cost Canadians?
I mean cost in terms of MONEY, ya know, taxpayer dollars – we all know what the cost to our Canadian culture and system of law has been – see definitions of devastation and destruction.
The closest I could come up with is about $800 BILLION
Bill 101- like Trudeau’s, Official Languages Act – is complete and utter f**king BS and hypocrisy!
Western separatism is becoming a foregone conclusion- for us Westerners – from a perspective of strictly survival…build the wall at the Manitoba border – and maybe we can get Trump to make Ont/Que pay for it!
commented 2016-06-16 20:14:04 -0400
I wonder how many hundreds of people are killed every year because of Quebec’s French-only traffic signs.
commented 2016-06-16 20:06:43 -0400
So much for a bilingual country, that only matters in English Canada.
commented 2016-06-16 19:09:44 -0400
F U Quebec
commented 2016-06-16 15:22:13 -0400
Quebec is a welfare shithole – $50BILLION per year to keep these fanatics around.

Was last in Montreal 10 years ago – will never go again – I’ll spend my cash elsewhere.
commented 2016-06-16 14:55:53 -0400
Ah, the fairness of our bilingual folly. REMEMBER how inexpensive that little adventure was. Alberta should send Fagonista Justin the bill for translating our laws and court info into French. That alone would raise eyebrows. And all along Quebec flies by other rules. I guess that’s fairness, liberal style. By the way, now that the country is almost totally broke Justin, where are OUR transfer payments going to come from?

DARYL: I fully agree, I wish Ezzra would come home and Brian and Faith would be more than welcome.

As more of my comments are disappearing from the site, I may be ushered off to purgatory. I hope not but have enjoyed being with you folks. I’ve had 2 strikes and a couple foul balls, but will try civility to prolong my life here. Keep typing all.

commented 2016-06-16 14:39:43 -0400
Daryl we build a wall on the Man/Ont border and make Quebec pay for it. Then we start throwing all the traitors over it.
commented 2016-06-16 14:15:14 -0400
Ezra – move back to Alberta – we’re not building a bridge across the trench!! Bring Brian with & Faith too!
commented 2016-06-16 14:11:02 -0400
Dig a huge, deep trench between that have not – want everything free – province and tell them to GFTS!
…well maybe it would be a better idea to dig that trench at the Manitoba – Ontario border – get rid of all the demanding moochers!
commented 2016-06-16 14:01:31 -0400
the next credit downgrade is going to be on the trudeau doorstep real soon. one day soon, the money will dry up. I don’t imagine transfer payments to kaybec will be more than a sympathetic I owe you. then they will flee from kaybec in search of jobs and find out the hard way that the rest of Canada does not speak French, except for a few pockets in New Brunswick and good luck finding a job there.
commented 2016-06-16 13:57:57 -0400
The QB government is run by the mafia!
commented 2016-06-16 13:53:37 -0400
Lots of bigots in Quebec’s government.