A Creole conversation between two Hospital employees in Montreal triggers an Investigation

Two Haitian employees of the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital in Montreal sometimes talk to each other in Haitian Creole rather than exclusively in French. A complaint from another employee led to an intervention of the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) -- Haitians in Montreal beware... French is the official language of the workplace, not Creole... LOL...

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Sounds like a joke doesn't it??? It's not...

Montreal Gazette reports...

On Dec. 3, the OQLF warned the hospital to take action...

The hospital was given until Dec. 20 to respond or face an investigation.. and a fine of as much as $20,000.

On Dec. 10, the east-end hospital held a meeting of all the employees in the department where the two Creole-speaking workers are assigned, and reminded everyone that French is the official language of the workplace in Quebec, not Creole.

S'est pa du ranse non papa... C'est du gros causee... LOL...

What do you think about that?

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Suze Moss says...

"Incredible sense of entitlement" you say?

Why not?

The word "should" was meant to leave a window ajar in my assertion.

Still, do you care to elaborate?

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Ricart says...

"No one and nothing should forbid the employees from speaking their preferred language on hospital property...on their own time (i.e. lunch and breaks).

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The other day someone wrote: "Haitians are like the Jews. Were ever we immigrate, we experience trouble/racism".

Perhaps the incredible sense of entitlement that Suze Moss displayed on the first quote has something to do with

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Calixte Guerrier says...

You have to respect the Country and respect the Law. Otherwise you will get youself in

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Claude Baudin says...

So what about when they talk in Italian or Calabrese, nobody never complaint.

It's just racist observation from the people who

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Suze Moss says...

No one and nothing should forbid the employees from speaking their preferred language on hospital property...

on their own time (i.e. lunch and breaks).

They should however limit themselves to the official language of the workplace.

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Patsey Abner says...

First of all this is absolutely ridiculous.

Secondly, about ten years ago the government in Haiti declared that both French and Creole are the official languages of Haiti.

Quite often, when a group of Haitians are together, talking they will either speak in Creole or French or a combination of the both.

If you hire employees that originate from other countries, you must expect they are going to talk their language.

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Paul says...

My question is: Why do people care about what I'm saying to my friend?

I think people who always listen to other people's conversations are simply just nosy.

Some of them even think that the conversation is about them. That's because they have no life, and they are jealous because they have no friends to talk to. They need to learn to mind their own

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Jwag says...

Wow I think that is very petti but it is their

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