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


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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...

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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Comments...

Suze Moss "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... see more
Reply · December 30 at 7:28 PM
Ricart "No one and nothing should forbid the employees from speaking their preferred language on hospital property...on their own time (i.e. lunch and... see more
Reply · December 22 at 6:35 AM
Calixte Guerrier You have to respect the Country and respect the Law. Otherwise you will get youself in trouble.
Reply · December 19 at 7:17 PM
Claude Baudin So what about when they talk in Italian or Calabrese, nobody never complaint. It's just racist observation from the people who complain.
Reply · December 18 at 9:42 PM
Suze Moss No one and nothing should forbid the employees from speaking their preferred language on hospital property... on their own time (i.e. lunch and... see more
Reply · December 18 at 3:14 PM
Patsey Abner First of all this is absolutely ridiculous. Secondly, about ten years ago the government in Haiti declared that both French and Creole are the... see more
Reply · December 18 at 10:54 AM
Paul 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... see more
Reply · December 18 at 10:49 AM
Jwag Wow I think that is very petti but it is their country
Reply · December 18 at 10:30 AM

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