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The Yellow Pages Group is apologizing to francophones in northern New Brunswick for the region's new phone books, which are not completely bilingual.

The Acadian Society of New Brunswick has filed a complaint with the company about the books, delivered last week.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/03/08/nb-non-bilingual-phone-book-apology.html#ixzz0hbt3H9eY


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Caissa
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Dieppe's new bilingual commercial sign law is a better reflection of the city's linguistic makeup, according to the city's mayor.

Dieppe council unanimously passed the bylaw at its Tuesday meeting, meaning all new commercial signs will have to be bilingual in the southeastern New Brunswick city.

Dieppe Mayor Jean LeBlanc said French will have to be put first on the signs and he sees no issue with that.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/05/26/nb-dieppe-bilingual-sign-bylaw-924.html#ixzz0p3tcL5AS


mahmud
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This is off topic but I can;t resist musing: I have yet to hear about an Acadian whose name is other than Leblanc, Robichaud or Gallant :)


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mahmud wrote:

This is off topic but I can;t resist musing: I have yet to hear about an Acadian whose name is other than Leblanc, Robichaud or Gallant :)

Thériault, Godin, Haché (Hachey), Léger, Cormier, Boucher, Boudreau, Béliveau, Richard, Landry, Bourgeois, Cormier, Maillet, Vigneault, Arsenault (Arseneau, Arseneault), Lanteigne, D'Entremont, Basque... There are more than three.


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bouchecl wrote:

mahmud wrote:

This is off topic but I can;t resist musing: I have yet to hear about an Acadian whose name is other than Leblanc, Robichaud or Gallant :)

Thériault, Godin, Haché (Hachey), Léger, Cormier, Boucher, Boudreau, Béliveau, Richard, Landry, Bourgeois, Cormier, Maillet, Vigneault, Arsenault (Arseneau, Arseneault), Lanteigne, D'Entremont, Basque... There are more than three.

Thank you bouchecl. My musing was sincere. I do have to learn about Acadia and Acadians. I never traveled eastward further than Edmunston, NB. and never read nor seen anything related to Acadians, other than watching "La Sagouine" on TV in the seventies (?) as I was living in Quebec-City. 


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City council in Bathurst, N.B., should reconsider its decision to fly the Anglo Society's flag on Sept. 18, according to New Brunswick's official languages commissioner.

Michel Carrier said he feels the city council's decision to fly the flag in September at the group's request is problematic.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/07/18/nb-carrier-anglo-society-bathurst-flag-932.html#ixzz0u8hWWEAc


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The city council in Bathurst, N.B., has reversed its decision to allow a New Brunswick anglophone-rights group to fly its flag outside City Hall to mark what it calls "Anglo Day" in September.

The council issued a brief statement on Monday rescinding permission for the Anglo Society of New Brunswick to place the banner it uses to promote its group in front of City Hall.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/07/19/nb-bathurst-anglo-society-flag-reversal-244.html#ixzz0uE8vecC0


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The Anglo Society of New Brunswick is upset that its plan to fly the group's flag outside Bathurst's city hall in September was overturned after the decision sparked intense controversy.

Bathurst council told the group on Monday that it would not be permitted to raise its flag outside city hall to mark "Anglo Day" on Sept. 18 despite receiving permission a week earlier.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/07/21/nb-anglo-society-flag-protests-914.html?ref=rss&loomia_si=t0:a16:g4:r2:c0:b0#ixzz0uLAQeNsV


Caissa
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The Anglo Society of New Brunswick is running into opposition from Saint John in attempts to have its flag fly in the city.

This week Bathurst city council reversed its decision to fly the controversial anglophone-rights group's flag on Sept. 18, which it called Anglo Day.

That's the date in 1759 that the English defeated the French in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and took Quebec.

The Anglo Society has also requested that other cities - including Saint John and Miramichi - fly the flag on that date.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/07/22/nb-saint-john-anglo-flag-626.html#ixzz0uPexOfUp


Caissa
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Saint John city council is the latest local government in New Brunswick to turn away the controversial Anglo Society.

Council received and filed the group's request to fly its flag for one day outside Saint John City Hall, but it did not discuss the request, and Mayor Ivan Court made it clear after the meeting that the flag was not welcome.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/08/04/saint-john-anglo-flag-denied.html#ixzz0vdhV42Tx


Caissa
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New Brunswick's next premier should not shy away from a public debate when it's time to review the Official Languages Act in 2012, according to a language law expert.

Michel Doucet, a law professor at the University of Moncton, writes in an analysis for CBC News that previous politicians gave the touchy subject of official languages a wide berth.

He said the political establishment has been afraid of "waking the sleeping dragon" of language politics.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nbvotes2010/story/2010/09/01/nbvotes-doucet-lan...

Caissa
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Former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Paul Robichaud tried to avoid paying a speeding ticket by arguing that the RCMP officer who gave it to him did not offer him service in English.

Robichaud, who is a francophone and held several cabinet posts in the Bernard Lord government, including minister of La Francophonie, was caught speeding in the northeastern community of Tabusintac in January 2008.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nbvotes2010/story/2010/09/09/nb-official-langua...

Caissa
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Moncton councillors voted for partnerships and committees instead of a city bylaw to encourage businesses to put up more bilingual signs on Monday.

The councillors instructed city staff to develop a set of policies that would encourage Moncton business owners to post new signs in both English and French in the officially bilingual city.

The city had been examining whether it should follow the example set by neighbouring Dieppe that instituted a bylaw that forces all future commercial signs to be in both official languages.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/09/21/nb-moncton-bilingual-sign-promotion-540.html#ixzz10APQsHuk


Caissa
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A walk for linguistic equality in Moncton, N.B., on Saturday attracted about 300 people in support of New Brunswick bilingualism and about a dozen anti-bilingualism protesters.

Organizers hoped the Great Walk for Linguistic Equality would show people that anglophones and francophones prefer to live together as equal partners.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/10/16/nb-walk-linguistic-equality-moncton.html#ixzz12iaFkc2e


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Public Safety Minister Robert Trevors says he's received assurances that New Brunswick's police officers are respecting the province's languages law.

Trevors was reacting to the controversy that erupted after a Provincial Court judge dismissed the charges of a northeastern New Brunswick man because he was not offered service in both official languages.

Trevors said police officers must make sure people are always offered service in both English and French.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/02/01/nb-trevors-language-law-police-613.html#ixzz1CjN8IuKE


Caissa
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A Moncton city councillor is angry that Service Canada has eliminated the bilingual designation for Atlantic Canada.

Pierre Boudreau said the "outrageous" decision to designate the region as a single anglophone administrative area ignores that New Brunswick is a bilingual province.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/03/22/nb-boudreau...


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The Department of Education could be facing a legal challenge to its demand for school districts to cut their budgets, a prominent Acadian group says.

Education Minister Jody Carr has been facing resistance from the District 1 Education Council to his demand for districts to cut their budgets by two per cent. The education minister has been warned by other districts they can make the budget cut once but not in future years.

Jean-Marie Nadeau, the president of Acadian society, said Carr's decision could force the provincial government into the courtroom to defend its cuts.

Nadeau said the cuts to the school districts are unconstitutional because they violate two sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that entrench the rights of English and French linguistic communities to distinct educational and cultural institutions as a way to preserve and promote their communities.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/06/14/nb-educatio...


Caissa
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A new report by Statistics Canada shows the size of the francophone population in New Brunswick has been outpaced by growth among other linguistic groups over the past five decades.

The proportion of New Brunswickers who identified French as their mother tongue in the province went from 35.9 per cent in 1951 to 32.7 per cent in 2006. Over the same period the number of people identifying English as a mother tongue grew to 64.7 per cent from 63.1 per cent. Meanwhile, the number of people identifying another language as their mother tongue went from one per cent to 2.6 per cent.

The numbers are contained in a report released Thursday by Statistics Canada and entitled Official-Language Minorities in Canada: Francophones in New Brunswick. It's the latest in a series of reports that have also highlighted the situation among Franco-Ontarians, francophones in British Columbia, francophones in the three territories and Anglo-Quebecers.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/1432955

Caissa
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Saint John is facing criticism for cutting live French translations of its meetings.

The council had offered simultaneous translation at all council meetings since 2003, but voted in April to drop that service.

Leah Fitzgerald, spokeswoman for the city, said only two or three people had ever used the service.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/09/02/nb-french-c...

Caissa
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A city councillor in Burlington, Vermont, is using his community as an example of how politicians can adopt a bilingual signs bylaw without any divisive debates.

The western Vermont city, which is roughly 150 kilometres south of Montreal, has a population of 38,000 and its local politicians passed a bylaw a month ago.

The voluntary bylaw encourages businesses to put up bilingual signs and provide service in French.

Coun. Norm Blais said other jurisdictions, such as New Brunswick, could benefit from passing a similar bylaw.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/09/21/nb-vermont-...

Caissa
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New Brunswick's official languages commissioner is calling on the provincial government to ban bilingual daycares by extending the policy of duality that currently covers the education system.

Michel Carrier said in his annual report that was released on Thursday the same rules that divide kindergarten to Grade 12 into French and English systems in New Brunswick should also apply to daycares.

Carrier said experts have told him that in a bilingual daycare, French preschoolers tend to lose their French and learn English instead.

He said that makes it harder for them once they get to French school.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/10/21/nb-bilingua...


Ken Burch
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Is this "Anglo Society" a support group for Adult Children of the CoR or something?

Just checked out their site briefly(no, I won't post the link---you can Google if if you can stomach it) and got a massive dose of paranoia and misdirected rage blowing at me.

 

 


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And why would they want to celebrate the battle of the Plains of Abraham? 

You'd think some of the more memorable events of the St. John's River Campaign like the Ste, Annes Massacre would be a bit more fitting, being in the neighbourhood, and all. But perhaps they don't want people to remember that part of Anglo society.


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I am not surprised by their loosey goosey approach to history. That flag of theirs is all fucked up. 

The Anglo Flag was developed by members of the Society. The crosses of St. Andrew and St. George make up the background of the Flag but the red bars coming from each of the corners and joining in the middle beneath the Maple Leaf represent the four corners of New Brunswick uniting for the good of the province and nation. The Maple Leaf in the centre represents the fact that first and foremost we are Canadian. The Lion in the centre of the Maple Leaf represents the English language and culture. All of the parts together are the Anglo Flag. 

The English cross is vertical. And a St. Andrews cross is white on blue. Theirs is a St. Patrick's cross. Though perhaps it is appropriate that it bears some resemblance to the flag of Ulster.

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/images/symbols/flags.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Ireland_flags_issue

 


Lefauve
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Anglo society is just a bunch of poor guy who need to fetch there pride on what the Ancestry do even if it dispicapable because they can't acomplish any thing by them self.

 

In the past they make me angry.

Now i petty them for there pathetism.Frown

 


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