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The National Assembly wants the end of “Hello! Hi! ”

In recent days, the debate on the use of English in Montreal businesses has once again been present in the media. The National Assembly has even just adopted a motion to counter the use of the "Hello!" Hi! ” typical of downtown Montreal shops. Let us take a closer look at what brought the debate on the language spoken by Quebecers back to work.

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In recent days, the debate on the use of English in Montreal businesses has once again been present in the media. The National Assembly has even just adopted a motion to counter the use of the "Bonjour!" Hi! ” typical of downtown Montreal shops.

“The elected representatives of the National Assembly sent a message to Montreal merchants on Thursday: welcome your customers in French, please, with the word 'Bonjour'. They urged them to drop the popular “Hello! Hi! ” when they come into contact with local and international customers. ”

Source: The Hurry

The blunder committed by the manager of the Adidas store in downtown Montreal who wanted to “accommodate” the French-speaking media during an event is a good reason to broach the subject of the French language in Quebec. New Statistics Canada data from the last census also allows for reflection on the use of different languages at work.

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About the Author

Véronique Lavergne
Véronique Lavergne
Véronique is a librarian at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières and a trainer in educational technology for future teachers. She also holds a teaching certificate in the social universe at the secondary level and collaborates regularly with the organization L'École branchée.

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