If Bill 14 passes, military families living in Quebec but liable to be relocated at any time will no longer be permitted to send their children to English-language schools. Municipalities whose Anglophone inhabitants make up less than 50% of their populations will lose their bilingual status, meaning, among other things, that residents won’t be able to access government documents in English. For the first time, companies with 25 to 49 workers will be required to conduct all business in French, a process set to cost medium-size businesses $23 million. French speakers interested in attending English-language colleges will take a backseat to Anglophone applicants. The language inspectors will be able to instantly search and seize potentially transgressive records, files, books and accounts, where currently they can only “request” documents that they believe aren’t in accordance with the law. And no longer will they grant a compliance period. As soon as a person or business is suspected of an offense, “appropriate penal proceedings may be instituted.http://world.time.com/2013/04/08/quebecs-war-on-english-language-politics-intensify-in-canadian-province/
Lots of pizza happening lately (at Marché Atwater)
Maddeningly slow moving pedestrian traffic on the morning commute.
Learn the difference between a man who flatters you and a man who compliments you. A man who spends money on you and a man who invests in you. A man who views you as property and a man who views you properly. A man who lusts after you and a man who loves you.(via ohlady)
Weird things going on at the Salon National de l’Habitation (at Place Bonaventure)
Emails between insane people who have been watching too much Top Gear
- Me, to Jean: Last night I dreamed you hated my new bed, so you took your mattress and put it on top of mine, then put all the sheets back on the bed to cover it and you were hoping I wouldn’t notice what you did!
- Jean, to me: I had a crazy dream also... I was with a team of bad guys on a mission of exploding some kind of building. Our execution plan was really precise and we succeeded. After we ended up in a luxury hotel celebrating with whiskey. The manager of the hotel was some guy from work that I don’t really know and he was asking us what we do in life... we said we were businessmen
Project teak coffee table: before & after
Yup. A dog lives here.
I love shopping online but it’s so wasteful. Did they really need to send these two tiny products and such gigantic boxes?
Woke up to this.