Posts Tagged ‘ici on commerce en francais’

September 23/2016

Please note: This post went up Friday evening. At 09:39 on Saturday, 709 people had viewed it. Please keep on sharing.

An acquaintance went into the SAQ earlier today and sent me the following:

   I had a brief conversation with a young man who approached me to see if he could assist me. I explained that I had just returned to Montreal after living in Ontario, and was interested in observing the store and the assortment of product. I mentioned that I didn’t see any English signs and he explained that this was a Government business and even though Fairview and the community is predominantly English speaking they do not have any English signs in the store. He also explained, and I am paraphrasing, or interpreting, that we are a small ‘Island’, French being the official language,  and the English speaking population has to understand this. He also made mention that even having to speak in English was a problem, although he spoke  perfect English.

In Ontario wherever 10% of the local population is French mother tongue there are bilingual signs at their LCBOs (LCBO=SAQ in Ontario).

Six months ago I asked the SAQ to do the same in QC wherever 25% are English mother tongue. Of course I don’t expect the SAQ to do this as in Quebec, English is a disease and must be eradicated just like the ZIKA virus.

NOTE: Over $10,000 has been raised  (mostly from a bank) for the BOYCOTT THE SAQ ADVERTISING FUND. The goal is to impress upon QC that the lack of respect for minorities is costly! See: https://www.gofundme.com/BoycottTheSAQ

IF you deserve to be treated as a second class citizen please do nothing. IF YOU DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT PLEASE SEE: https://quebecboycott.wordpress.com/

This has NOTHING to do with being served in English at the SAQ!

The point is that, in Ontario there are bilingual signs at their LCBOs wherever a minimum of 10% are Franco and in QC in areas where as many as 60% are Anglo, there are no bilingual signs.

This has 0 to do with comprehension of the language of the majority BUT everything to do with the fact that the SAQ shows FAR less respect for Anglos than the LCBO shows for Francos.

And now to be told by the morons commenting on Facebook that I should move to Ontario or learn French! :o)

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FEBRUARY 1,2014  

THIS BLOG IS RECEIVING 4,000+ HITS/DAY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SHARING IT! Please SHARE as well! Please click on “follow” to be kept abreast of future developments.

Fairview merchants are spitting in your face with the full cooperation of the Office Quebecoise de La Langue Francaise (OQLF).

Does that make you smile and feel warm all over? 🙂

“ICI ON COMMERCE EN FRANCAIS” essentially means “KISS MY FRANCO BUTT YOU USELESS ANGLO/ALLO!” 🙂

The following retailers have the ICI ON COMMERCE EN FRANCAIS decals on their windows

Banana Republic, OLD NAVY, The GAP,  are ALL essentially spitting in your face. (Photos below)

At the Lowes in Plattsburgh, NY,  and the Home Depot in North Conway New Hampshire, there are bilingual signs hanging throughout! These retailers show respect for their non-existent Spanish speaking shoppers. At Fairview Pointe-Claire, an area that is only 20% Francophone, the overwhelming percentage of the retailers post only French signsIf you feel that bilingual signs at Fairview RETAILERS should be hanging , please tell Fairview to forward your request to ALL of the tenants IMMEDIATELY.

 It is imperative that everyone in the West Island become aware of the ICI ON COMMERCE EN FRANCAIS decals and lack of bilingual signs at retailers in Fairview ASAP so please share this blog

QUESTION: If you do not contact Fairview, and you do not share this blog, do you really deserve to be treated with any respect?

This is not simply a matter of understanding French (which 99% of us do). This is simply a matter of R-E-S-P-E-C-T and unfortunately this is something that most Fairview merchants do not show.

Please feel free to write to: Christian Vezina, General Manager; Tina Da Costa
Marketing Director plus Mathieu Demers, Manager, Operations (all of Fairview Pointe Claire) and tell them exactly what you think:

Christian.Vezina@cadillacfairview.com;  tina.dacosta@cadillacfairview.com;  mathieu.demers@cadillacfairview.com

NO BILINGUAL SIGNS=NONE OF MY BILINGUAL $$$!!!

For additional information concerning The GAP, OLD NAVY and the Banana Republic please see: http://isthegapfullofcrap.wordpress.com/

This is not simply a matter of understanding French (which most of us do). This is simply a matter of R-E-S-P-E-C-T and unfortunately this is something that most Fairview merchants do not show.

NO BILINGUAL SIGNS=NONE OF MY BILINGUAL $$$!

The following was the initial round of activism and it did bring results BUT there is a long way to go:

86% of the local population is Anglo/Allophone, yet retailers at Fairview don’t post bilingual signs. Will you be joining the boycott of  Fairview Pointe-Claire?

If you look at this video you will NOT only avoid shopping at Fairview but throughout Canada altogether, unless of course you welcome being ripped off! http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/Marketplace/ID/2420067914/

What can you do to fight the linguistic stupidity of Quebec?

To start; Please share this blog on Facebook, Twitter, etc. JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP MENTIONED BELOW!
Fairview’s reply has so far been highly evasive. Ask them for a list of the retailers at Fairview that have bilingual signs. Tell Fairview that you wish to shop at those stores and boycott the rest.

Fairview and all of their merchants deserve to be embarrassed. That is our job. It cannot be done without you. You must share this blog and encourage others to do so as well! Christmas shopping has commenced and soon it will be too late to have the retailers post bilingual signs!

Further information as to what to do follows

Why go after Fairview at this time? Here is a very interesting letter to the editor that appeared in the Nov 13 edition of The Gazette:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Letter+Hurt+unilingual+French+signs+Fairview/9155253/story.html

This is the busiest time of the year (until Jan) for Fairview, so they are highly vulnerable. Go shop at TARGET, the Dorval Gardens, Place Vertu, Kirkland, Vaudreuil, Angrignon, Laval (13)

    or even better yet, go shop in the USA or ON. After 48 hrs in the US, one may bring back up to $800 in merchandise.

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You are strongly encouraged NOT to shop at Fairview until there are actually bilingual signs in ALL their stores. Do NOT shop there if they advise you that bilingual signs will be going up, as in the past retailers have made promises, and not kept them.

Please feel free to write to: Christian Vezina, General Manager Christian.Vezina@cadillacfairview.com ; Tina Da Costa
Marketing Director tina.dacosta@cadillacfairview.com OR Mathieu Demers, Manager, Operations mathieu.demers@cadillacfairview.com>and if you wish, please feel free to send it to Cadillac Fairview as well
http://www.cadillacfairview.com/Notesdata/HR/CF_LP4W_LND_WebStation.nsf/ContactUs!OpenForm

Tell them what you think of the lack of bilingual signs of the retailers at Fairview. As Fairview itself gets a %age of all sales at the mall rest assured that they are not pleased with this boycott.

Why are you being asked to write to Fairview and not to each of their “100” stores? If you prefer to send off “100” emails, please do not let us stop you! 🙂

Demonstrations are now being planned for outside of Fairview Pointe Claire. Click on “FOLLOW” in order to receive notifications re the demonstrations and updates or join https://www.facebook.com/groups/182082991985120/182082995318453/?notif_t=like

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EVERYONE IS INVITED TO PAINT UP THEIR OWN: “GOOGLE: IS SOMETHING ROTTEN AT FAIRVIEW?” SIGN AND DEMONSTRATE

    BY THEMSELVES

WHENEVER AND WHEREVER THEY CHOOSE! ONE PERSON DOES NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT TO DEMONSTRATE. IT IS “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.” THE OTHER DAY I DEMONSTRATED ALONE FOR 90 MINUTES AND 882 PEOPLE VIEWED THIS BLOG AS A RESULTq 🙂

DEMONSTRATIONS ARE PLANNED FOR OUTSIDE OF FAIRVIEW COMMENCING WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20. IF YOU WISH TO DEMONSTRATE ON ANY SATURDAY/SUNDAY BETWEEN NOW AND CHRISTMAS PLEASE JOIN THE FOLLOWING FACEBOOK GROUP TO RECEIVE UPDATES (We await a permit for mass demonstrations.):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/182082991985120/182082995318453/?notif_t=like

We are pleased to announce that one major West Island chain store has just put up bilingual signs as a result of an email that we sent to them. Others will surely follow! 🙂

Meanwhile, for those who think that Quebec’s Xenophobia is disgusting please see: http://quebecboycott.wordpress.com/