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
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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
Equality rights are of real importance to Canadian society, but language rights are fundamentally different and the two streams within the Court Challenges Program should be independent of each other, the Quebec Community Groups Network told the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights studying the government’s pledge to reinstate the program. 160 more words
British Prime Minister David Cameron must be condemned for the outrageous comments made last week in The Times and elsewhere in which he claimed that a lack of ability to speak English was connected with what he referred to as an “alarming picture” of isolation facing some Muslim women. 933 more words