Mustafa wrote:If that's how you see the future of Quebec... That's laughable.
You really do have poor confidence in your fellow francophones.
The funniest anecdote from the entire Lafayette conference was when Mrs. NyQuil's boss was asked by a Quebec participant how he learned French to such a high level.
Her boss is a Franco-Ontarian from Sudbury. The woman expressed her surprise that anyone was capable of learning or retaining French outside of Quebec.
He was forced to actually make a statement in front of the entire group about how French does not only exist in Quebec after another native Quebec speaker gave a speech alluding to the fact that it was impossible to maintain French beyond the walls of la belle province.
The only people who dislike militant Quebec francophones more than Quebec anglophones are francophones from outside of Quebec. But it's understandable why. It's easier to pretend that draconian measures are needed rather than acknowledge the continued existence of francophones elsewhere in the country.
For the record, there are at least a million francophones outside of Quebec who are doing just fine.