On Friday night, it started. My Facebook and Twitter feeds turned red as a defiant sense of solidarity shone from the screen. Some people wondered what this new yet still familiar symbol filling up their screens meant – it means that Irish speakers have decided it’s time for a change in the conversation. 928 more words
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Are you in or out? Indigenous and minority languages shaping the linguistic landscape (by April Passi)
After the chaos of a summer filled with travelling, working, family visits and July 1st “déménagement”, I was grateful to barbecue with good friends in my new backyard. 691 more words
Jeffrey Liebman, a hearing-impaired film-goer, filed a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission after he was denied access to a personal closed-captioning device. Cineplex Odeon said it couldn’t allow him to use the service in English because it was not also available in French for the movie he wanted to see. 423 more words
After a few years of continuous urging, Hydro Quebec has finally decided to respect its English-speaking customers by Tweeting in English.
Previously, the public utility would only Tweet in English when they deemed the message to be an emergency and even then they required reminders or requests to do so. 466 more words