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View new_in_Wait's Profile new_in_Wait Flag Lewisham 08 Nov 19 2.57pm Send a Private Message to new_in_Wait Add new_in_Wait as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I refuse to go anywhere other than BC - fock the French.

BC is great too - I plan to retire there

they're not French, they're Quebecois

 

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View new_in_Wait's Profile new_in_Wait Flag Lewisham 08 Nov 19 3.00pm Send a Private Message to new_in_Wait Add new_in_Wait as a friend

Originally posted by eaglesdare

Oh and drinks are mad expensive I found! most people would stick to happy hour drinks 5pm to 7.30pm is the normal happy hour 2 for 1s or 5 dollar drinks andthing before and after i think it was about 8-9 dollars + tips

drinks are OK-ish in my opinion, depends where you go. I don't drink a lot, so I'm happy to pay a little extra for atmosphere/quality. Also the beers you can get in shops are decently priced and the variety is exceptional.

 

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View new_in_Wait's Profile new_in_Wait Flag Lewisham 08 Nov 19 3.06pm Send a Private Message to new_in_Wait Add new_in_Wait as a friend

Originally posted by since1953

My brother-in-law has been living there for the past 46 years. He doesn't speak a work of French and this has caused him no end of problems.So as to avoid ending up in court (again) he has had to hire Canadian French speaking employees to answer phones and deal with customers. Family circumstances dictated that he moved to Montreal but I think if he had his time again he would have preferred Toronto. Having said all that,he has mad a pile of money.
I personally like the city but I have seen a certain amount of decline since the PQ (Parti Quebecois) took control.

the official language is French, so it is essential in business/dealing with the state etc. To not learn a word in 46 years is... well, I won't judge, I don't know the whole story.

Also, you can't really enjoy all the city has to offer (restaurants, events etc.) if you don't speak the language at all. At the same time, MTL is truly bilingual and most people in the city speak both perfectly and don't mind Franglais - a mix of French and English oftentimes in the same sentence.

PQ is not great, and hopefully by the time I'll get there they'll be out of power.

 

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Originally posted by new_in_Wait

yes, but there's lots of jobs in English as well. French is essential in customer service and government jobs, not my line of work anyway. My conversational French is OK, but my writing is probably at the level of a 5 year old. I can also work remotely.

I worked for Petro Canada and everything had to be in English and French, no helpful software back then sadly.

 

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