McLeans could be the least reliable source when it comes to Quebec. Patriquin is actually an assimilated francophone. But the article is pretty interesting, i don't care much about protecting the french language in the end, in the, the following day of independance we could nuke bill 101 i wouldn't care much, when i hear baby-boomeurs screaming Quebec en français i cringe, the only part of bill 101 that i'll keep is immigrants who don't have english as a mother tongue must attend french school, wich was almost non-existent before bill 101.
I'm only talking about demographics here.
It's hard to imagine the language dying out when the number of speakers keeps increasing. Between 1981 and 2011 (the 30 year window that Mumu speaks of), the population whose mother tongue is French grew 16%. The population with French as the language spoken most often at home or as first official language spoken increased by 17.6% and 21.3%, respectively.
Languages in danger of extinction are not actively gaining speakers.
I think the threat has been overblown. The proportional weight may change, but the language is not going to die.
Are you implying that french speakers aren't making babies? For sure the numbers are increasing, but the amount of french speakers raising their children in english is massive in bi-cultural households, wait till the baby-boomers disapear. The demographic weight of Francophones out of Quebec is very important for them, it's a lot of trouble to even have education in french in most regions that aren't Ottawa or New-Brunswick, le nombre dicte tout. And if young Quebecers are leaving the whole fight behind them, french-tards from the rest of the country should follow.
As it is, I'm not averse to measures to protect the language, however, I see a slippery slope towards outright endorsement of a particular ethnic group over another.
I don't like the relativism that often come from federalists argument, that both culture needs to be treated equaly, for sure it needs to be, that's why there is Bill 101 or else it would be a lost battle.
When the self-appointed protector party of the French language in Quebec decides to endorse Bernard Drainville's vision of Quebec values, I start to wonder.
PQ is real bullshit, nobody likes them anymore.
Everyone's demographics are changing. Welcome to reality.
Multiculturalism or melting pot - you're not going to be able to freeze a culture in stasis with Western birthrates.
That goes for every part of Canada, not just Quebec.
I'm certainly beginning to understand the Mumu narrative which is essentially that he wants to build a time machine and live in the 1970s.
For the metling pot thing i'm all for it, you can have any culture you want as long as french is preserved in Quebec, don't really care about the rest of Canada. And the demographic changes will not affect the english language by the way, immigration just means more english speakers in a generation or two.
How come i want to go back to the 70'? I just said the present demographic must be preserved in Quebec, that also means the english part. So what i really need is a time machine that'll take me back to this morning, when i posted that.
You are talking like if making french people the smallest minority possible and making Canada a english country wasn't a project, "it just happened" wich is completly the contrary, the very basis of our corrupted electoral system is to make sure french becomes/remain a minority.