July 29, 2013
A 17 year old entrepreneur in Quebec has been denied the use of his company’s name because it is “too English” sounding. The youth turned to YouTube to vent his complaints, including a nice little rant about how Quebec has a higher unemployment rate than Canada at large and saying “What’s the point in protecting French in the workplace if there’s no work to be had?”
The lad might be brushing up against forces greater than he realizes: Xenophobia, or suspicion of other cultures, is symptomatic of negative trending mood.
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