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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:55 AM

IGA franchise employees told they can't speak english to each other(Quebec)

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/exclusive-iga-franchise-employees-told-they-can-t-speak-english-to-each-other-1.1343299#commentsField-410381

This is the kind of bullshit that these separatist assholes think they are allowed to do. Saying it will create 'ghettos' in the lunch room with people speaking their own languages and shit like that, what a fucking disgrace to Quebec and the majority of Quebecers who don't fall in line with that bullshit, myself being one of them.
I hope this gets a lot more attention in Canada and Bravo to the young lady for not taking that shit lightly, her parents must be proud.

On edit: This is one store owned by a woman who also owns other stores, this is not a policy throughout the province.

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Reply IGA franchise employees told they can't speak english to each other(Quebec) (Original post)
EvilAL Jun 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Jun 2013 #1
EvilAL Jun 2013 #3
formercia Jun 2013 #2
shockedcanadian Jun 2013 #4
EvilAL Jun 2013 #5
CHIMO Jun 2013 #6
EvilAL Jun 2013 #8
EvilAL Jun 2013 #7


Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:09 PM

3. Yeah, they can't even stop it over there..

I heard a lady mouthing off about people speaking english in Quebec at a take-out one time and I asked her (in french) if she spoke english, she proudly stated NON!. I told her, enjoy Quebec then, because everywhere else is English. You can't go to the USA, or most of Canada if you don't understand some basic English. Then she called me an asshole, lol. I just laughed...

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Response to EvilAL (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:02 PM

2. Canuckistan

Both of my parents were born there. I remember, as a young boy, learning French with help from the only other boy in town that spoke English. I also remember the trouble that English speakers from away had when they were ignored by locals when asking for help. I like to think of it as just another extension of Appalachia, where outsiders are looked upon with suspicion.

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Response to EvilAL (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:48 PM

4. How do you tell IGA...

 

"go f___ yourself" in French?

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Response to shockedcanadian (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:59 PM

5. Va te faire foutre IGA!!

is pretty close, although when people say it around here they say 'va te fourez' which I don't even think makes any sense.

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Response to EvilAL (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:01 PM

6. Much Ado About $$$


MONTREAL—After 24 hours at the centre of a language dispute, an IGA franchise in St-Lambert has suspended one of the managers who "mishandled" the situation by forbidding employees to speak English on the store's premises.

CTV Montreal exclusively reported Wednesday that a South Shore teenager working at the IGA on Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Blvd. was told she did not have the right to speak English at the store.

On Thursday, store owner Louise Menard said in a statement that there had been a communication breakdown, which would be immediately addressed. The manager has been suspended indefinitely.

"After listening to the entire audio recording (…) Louise Menard, the owner of IGA Marche Menard, has decided to suspend the manager who mishandled the situation," the store said in a statement.

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/iga-franchisee-suspends-supervisor-at-centre-of-language-storm-1.1344562

Sobeys to acquire Canada Safeway stores for $5.8B


The Sobeys grocery store chain has reached a deal to buy more than 200 Safeway stores in Western Canada for $5.8 billion, Sobeys' parent company, Empire Company Limited, announced Wednesday.

"The acquisition allows us to leverage our existing assets and in turn position Sobeys to compete even more effectively within the changing, and increasingly competitive, grocery retail landscape," Empire president and CEO Paul D. Sobey said in a news release.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/06/12/business-sobeys-safeway.html

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Response to CHIMO (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:04 PM

8. They suspended the manager, that's good,

hope they look more into it and get rid of anyone else doing that shit in her stores and other stores.

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Response to EvilAL (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:02 PM

7. Sobey's CEO talks to National Post,

“This in no way reflects the position of the company,” he told the National Post. “It’s an isolated incident that is related to one franchisee applying an internal policy that is not reflective of the policy of the company in any way, shape or form.”

Mr. Poulin, a Quebecer who graduated from Université Laval, said the company respects Quebec’s language laws in the workplace but the franchise owner in Saint-Lambert went too far.

“What’s unacceptable is the fact that we tried to constrain the liberty of language of the employees,” he said. “It’s clear that in the relationship with the customers, we’ve got to respect the customers first and the laws that are applicable in every jurisdiction in which we do business.


“Our relationships with our franchisees are on a one-to-one basis, and we will deal with Madame Ménard in the appropriate fashion, within the context of our contractual relationship with her,” he said.

Dipshits

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