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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:37 pm
 


Title: Montreal-area IGA prevents employees from speaking English
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Date: 2013-06-27 11:29:29
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:37 pm
 


A new flag is in order for Mme. Louise M�nard's IGA stores.....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:47 pm
 


I hate it when people link to the National Post...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:49 pm
 


raydan wrote:
I hate it when people link to the National Post...

...Start your Digital Access Subscription today - just $0.99!


http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/exclusive-ig ... -1.1343299


Ahh, my apologies. I use Adblock addon on Firefox so I never get those messages. :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:52 pm
 


I can do the same by hitting the Stop button as soon as the story loads... but I still hate the National Post. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:05 pm
 


As long as the customers are being served in French, I think it's no ones fucking business what language they speak on their own time.

Know we know how those native kids felt like back in the early 1900's when they were forbidden and punished for speaking their language in residential schools.

There's a fine line from preserving and protecting a language and being an intolerant bigot. Too bad some people think their shit never stinks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:32 pm
 


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Montreal IGA that forbids employees from speaking English not reflective of chain policy: Sobeys CEO

There are always bad apples in every batch.

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When she announced she was leaving, the employee, Meaghan Moran, recorded a conversation with her two superiors in which they explained the French-only rule.

“If we permit languages other than French to be spoken, what will happen in the employees’ room?” a woman is heard asking in the recording. “We’ll have a ghetto. We’ll have a small group of Spanish, a small group of English.”

Ms. Moran is told the rules reflect the wishes of the franchise owner, Louise Ménard: “Mme. Ménard is a French-Canadian, she signs the pay cheque. What she asks is that within these walls, people speak the language of the workplace, which is the language of Quebec. It’s the law.”

Recorded the conversation? Things do not look good for Ms. Menard. She'll also be in more hot water for lying. She stated that forcing all employees to speak French within the walls of her establishment is the law. That is incorrect. The law allows employees the choice of which language to use amungst each other. The law also allows serving English speaking customers in English.

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Mr. Poulin said the president of Sobeys’ Quebec division contacted Ms. Ménard after seeing the news report about her store. Mr. Poulin did not want to specify what, if any, action would be taken against her.

She's toast.

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On the CTV web site, a commenter named Bianca said she had been fired from her cashier’s job at another of Ms. Ménard’s franchises in 2007 for speaking English to a customer. Bianca said the customer in question was her teacher at a local English high school.

If this is true, Ms. Bianca could sue Ms. Menard for violation of her civil rights as she broke no laws. Employees are indeed required to serve English speaking customers in English. As a unilingual English speaker living in Montreal, I never had any issues in this regard. 99.9% of the time I have been served in English. The 0.1 percent (isolated incident) where the cashier was not able to address me in English, she asked one of her colleagues for help. I felt guilty after that incident, as I might have inadvertently gotten her in trouble. I never saw that cashier again. If she did lose her job because of her language skills, she should not have been blamed for it, the employer should have checked to be sure she was able to communicate in English before hiring her, especially in an English part of Montreal.





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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:28 pm
 


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A new flag is in order for Mme. Louise M�nard's IGA stores.....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:30 pm
 


The fun part of this is that we can expect a hell of a lot more of this trash if Trudeau ever gets into office. He's on record multiple times advocating for this kind of shit.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/29 ... n-cauchon/

As just one example.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:02 pm
 


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MONTREAL--The fallout from an IGA franchisee that had demanded employees speak only French continued with a boycott organized at the Saint-Lambert store.

Several dozen picketers stood in front of the IGA Marche Menard late Friday in protest after CTV reported the story of a former employee who was told the only language permissable for employees on the premises was French.

In a YouTube video posted by Charles Bosworth, picketers sang 'Oh Canada' and shouted slogans such as "IGA, No Way!" in front of the IGA on Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Blvd. The video says the store manager called police rather than speak with protesters.

A Facebook group called 'Boycott IGA in St-Lambert' had nearly 1,400 members by Saturday afternoon.

CTV Montreal exclusively reported Wednesday that teenager Meaghan Moran was told she did not have the right to speak English at the store. On Thursday, owner Louise Menard suspended her director of human resources, who told Moran that the store risked being turned into a "ghetto" if languages other than French were spoken by employees.

Menard apologized to her English clientele but stopped short of offering an apology to Moran, who recorded the conversation with her superiors after quitting her part-time post. Moran said she would be filing a complaint with Quebec's human rights commission.

There is no provision in Quebec’s French language charter that prevents employees from speaking English to each other during the course of a workday.


http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/protesters-p ... -1.1347054


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