“Bonjour! Hi!” patate chaude of the day

The common Montreal commercial greeting “Bonjour! Hi!” is ruffling feelings in Quebec City. Philippe Couillard says the issue of French at work doesn’t worry him and that squabbling over the greeting is silly. TVA link plays video.

Some of this is spinning off the recent Adidas store incident, some from Statistics Canada’s revelation that the proportion of exclusively French-speaking workplaces is declining and probably some from a recent report that francisation is not working very well on immigrants.