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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    I don't see a problem with that. Chances are if someone can't speak English they probably can't read it either. Oh wait, maybe we should make all street signs in Spanish too, they can go right below the English version of the signs.

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    I really don't see a problem with it.

    Learn the fucking language of the country in which you live. It is not that difficult a concept.

    If I for some reason (which I cannot begin to fathom) decided to move to France, I can guarantee you that I would learn the damn language.
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    Well I think it makes sense considering that all of our signs (at least up in here in the north) are in English.

    Last time I checked, driving is not a right but a privilege.

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    in 12 languages? damn - what a joke. Wait a second, we offer it 17 here in Ontario:

    You can take the written test in any of 17 available languages — English, French, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Greek, Polish, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Croatian, Hindi, Tamil, German, Finnish and Somali. You may also take the test verbally in English or French
    I don't have a real problem with it - if we're going to allow people into the country without knowing english than we should allow them the right to drive so that they can make a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    I don't have a real problem with it - if we're going to allow people into the country without knowing english than we should allow them the right to drive so that they can make a living.
    Nah. Driving isn't/shouldn't be a right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    Nah. Driving isn't/shouldn't be a right.
    of course it shouldn't be. But you don't need to have the ability to read english to drive a car. If my parents would have came to Canada today they wouldn't have been able to pass a driving test written in English. To me, this looks like a political ad just trying to get the immigrant bashers on side. It's the "well we can't keep them out of Bama but we can keep them from driving so maybe they'll leave" type deal.

    If you drove through Quebec you'd do just fine without knowing any French, you wouldn't need to pass a written test to drive on their roads even though most of the signs wouldn't be in English. Most traffic signs are uniiversal symbols and numbers anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    of course it shouldn't be. But you don't need to have the ability to read english to drive a car. If my parents would have came to Canada today they wouldn't have been able to pass a driving test written in English. To me, this looks like a political ad just trying to get the immigrant bashers on side. It's the "well we can't keep them out of Bama but we can keep them from driving so maybe they'll leave" type deal.

    If you drove through Quebec you'd do just fine without knowing any French, you wouldn't need to pass a written test to drive on their roads even though most of the signs wouldn't be in English. Most traffic signs are uniiversal symbols and numbers anyways.
    I respectfully disagree.

    Learn the fucking language of the company you live in.

    As you said, many of the traffic signs are universal and you don't need to be able to read to get around.

    Have a one year/two year type of license for new immigrants, but require that they learn the language and pass a written test in the host country's language within a certain reasonable period of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I respectfully disagree.

    Learn the fucking language of the company you live in.

    As you said, many of the traffic signs are universal and you don't need to be able to read to get around.

    Have a one year/two year type of license for new immigrants, but require that they learn the language and pass a written test in the host country's language within a certain reasonable period of time.
    I'm ok with this.

 

 

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