From Magic City Morning Star|
Daniel Owen of Saratoga County, New York, an occasional tourist, made the journey to Montreal with the hopes of enjoying Kebek fare, but that was not to be the case.
When Daniel Owen made that three hour journey to Montreal from Saratoga County, New York, he had no idea what had been happening in the province of Kebek since June 22, 1974 when Kebek's Bourassa regime under the tutelage of Canadien Prime Minister Pierre-Elliott Trudeau got Bourassa to pass a law called Bill 22, removing English as an official language in Kebek. When Daniel Owen checked in at the Sandman Hotel in Longueil, a Montreal Suburb, he felt that everything was hunky dory. While the staff at the Sandman Hotel were kind and accommodating that was not going to happen in other parts of Montreal. Every establishment in the once great city of Montreal was much like Nazi Germany, when it came to serving him in English. And Even the Burger King partner, Tim Hortons, treated him with disdain, making him feel like a leper. Because no one at Tim Hortons wanted to speak ENGLISH.
Now comes the punch line. There are five Kobe government offices in the U.S and one is located in New York City. Why hasn't that office told American tourists that while their hard currency is most welcome in Kebek they are not, because they are an English-speaking people?
It would be in the interests of American tourists to ask their government to close down all five Kebek Government offices in the U.S. and ban their Franco-Amerindian cultural fairs. It would make clear to Kebek, not to play around with American tourists anymore.
Kenneth T. Tellis
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