Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair Quote: I don't see them doing that at all. I do see the promotion of Quebecois culture, including its language, food, and traditions. Not a lot different than any other group, really.
My point is that it is disingenuous for Quebec's elite to keep misappropriating French culture and language.
Not quite. You see, the vilification of English in Quebec doesn't tell the whole story. Quebecois culture, including its language, food, and traditions, is even under greater threat from francophones immigrating from other countries.
Like a trojan horse, once these immigrants gain entry into the province they overwhelmingly reject Quebec French and Quebec culture. Unwittingly, in an attempt to curry favour for an eventual separation from Canada, the Péquiste paved the way for the establishment of ethnically based schools (Jewish, Greek, Armenian, Maghreb, etc) which, to their detriment, favour the instruction of International French.
If the current trends of immigration and cultural appartenance continue, it will be the francophones and allophones from the ethnic diasporas -- not the maudit Anglais -- who will be the undoing of pure laine Quebec.
Basically, they've painted themselves into a corner because every protectionist provision put into law deals with the preservation of French -- and not specifically Quebec's non-standardized dialect nor its indigenous culture. By appropriating a broad definition, even the Office de la Langue Francaise, with its fascistic powers, can do nothing to stem the tide towards an internationalist brand of French and francophone culture.
Its just too bad "English Canada" continues to be singled out as the bad guy...