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Montreal may require
dogs to be bilingual

Yahoo! News, by Eric Pfeiffer

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/14/2012 4:50:36 PM

If a proposed law in Montreal goes into effect, all dogs in the Canadian city will need to understand commands in both English and French. Montreal city councilor Benoit LaDouce, who made the proposal, told CBC Radio that it´s necessary to counter the "chaos" resulting from dogs at public parks who understand commands in only one language. "The current situation in Montreal Dog Park is untenable chaos," LaDouce told CBC Radio. "The various dog commands are incomprehensible to each other." In an inadvertently hilarious interview with the station, LaDouce (who was deadly serious) says he was inspired

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Two names also: Fido and Fideaux.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: peggythepatriot, 12/14/2012 4:52:34 PM     (No. 9065954)

Give me a freakin´ break.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noddy, 12/14/2012 4:56:59 PM     (No. 9065964)

And the third language? For dogs that respond to neither English nor French.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/14/2012 5:00:04 PM     (No. 9065970)

May I suggest he learn that there is a better way to get a dog to stop licking your face than giving it a verbal command. Since I have been an adult, I have never had a dog lick my face when I genuinely wished that it not do so.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/14/2012 5:01:29 PM     (No. 9065972)

No word yet as to whether the Montreal city council members are required to have brains....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: markinalpine, 12/14/2012 5:08:27 PM     (No. 9065985)

Oui oui, or wee wee?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fireman28, 12/14/2012 5:10:14 PM     (No. 9065986)

A council member with an appropriate last name.

As Rush would say, "You can´t make this up".

Government is the solution to all your problems.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/14/2012 5:17:48 PM     (No. 9065997)

Politicians should be seen (rarely) and talk even less and NEVER make stupid laws like this one.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Moritz55, 12/14/2012 5:20:41 PM     (No. 9066000)

When I first saw this, I thought sure it was an article from the Onion (a.k.a. L´oignon). For the record, my dog is supposed to respond to commands in German. He doesn´t. In Montreal, that would make him a tri-lingual delinquent.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/14/2012 5:23:20 PM     (No. 9066005)

And test them too,before they get a license.

Shouldn´t cats also be required to obey? Good luck with that in any language.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/14/2012 5:26:11 PM     (No. 9066009)

Political correctness runs amok.

I have a better idea: Put councilor LaDouce before a firing squad. His proposal shows that he has nothing to do, and is therefore useless. Montreal does not have a monopoly on useless parasite politicians-- look at the U.S. Congress.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: maggie2u, 12/14/2012 5:27:31 PM     (No. 9066015)

This is too funny. My daughter and her family moved to Peru two months ago. We ´adopted´ her cat and have been telling people it´s because the cat is too old to learn Spanish.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 12/14/2012 5:34:26 PM     (No. 9066033)

How can one teach a dog to speak frog?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/14/2012 5:38:22 PM     (No. 9066043)

After today´s events, this brought a chuckle to my heart. This has probably got to be the dumbest idea I have ever heard put forth by someone in my adult life. Are we sure that NYC mayor Doomberg didn´t give them this idea?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Subal, 12/14/2012 5:57:00 PM     (No. 9066078)

The Montreal city councilor Benoit LaDouce, who made the proposal surely has spent time in CA to be able to develop this type of intropsection!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: snowcloud, 12/14/2012 6:01:07 PM     (No. 9066085)

Woof woof! Wooeauxff!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/14/2012 6:04:22 PM     (No. 9066089)

Those of us who have been around for a while remember how back in the 1960s or thereabouts, Quebec province wanted to set up its own country, separate from Canada. And the Ottawa government kept making concession after concession to the quebekers, including labeling everything in french as well as english, and requiring all canadian students to study french.
So the joke of a dependent, financially struggling Quebec goes on.
And it pulls down canada with it - sort of the way New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, and Califonia will pull down the United States.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/14/2012 6:06:38 PM     (No. 9066095)

That´s nothing. Here in America many dogs are registered democrats and they vote.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mamateach, 12/14/2012 6:21:58 PM     (No. 9066123)

Please add the Constitution State of Connecticut to the list in post #16

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/14/2012 6:31:15 PM     (No. 9066146)

Dog Warden Clouseau has spoken!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: melanie, 12/14/2012 6:39:39 PM     (No. 9066162)

I don´t think dogs are democrats... many of them work. I think it is the cats that vote democrat.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dman, 12/14/2012 6:40:00 PM     (No. 9066163)

LOL, y´all. We need these threads from time to time in order to maintain a degree of sanity in these crazy times.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/14/2012 6:42:54 PM     (No. 9066168)

Ebonics for black labs?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: californiadude, 12/14/2012 6:47:25 PM     (No. 9066178)

No hablo espanol! Arf, arf!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/14/2012 6:47:32 PM     (No. 9066179)

Will the dog´s owners be required to be bilingual?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/14/2012 7:17:32 PM     (No. 9066217)

Yes, but where does that put Spanish-speaking chihuahuas?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Calamity kate, 12/14/2012 7:32:07 PM     (No. 9066240)

#11, that was very kind to adopt your daughter´s cat! I also just moved to Peru and brought my dog who is having a ruff time adjusting to the language.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 12/14/2012 8:02:49 PM     (No. 9066291)

well of course, because dogs answer commands from strangers... right?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 12/14/2012 8:05:41 PM     (No. 9066296)

My dog ignores me in English, and I´m sure he´d do the same in French. He does, however, speak Treat quite fluently.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 12/14/2012 8:18:24 PM     (No. 9066309)

Not sure about you folks but I think that Benoit´s surname is well suited to B´s personality.

Benoit, sacreblu, mon sewer!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: realrep, 12/14/2012 8:38:42 PM     (No. 9066338)

Some cats work as mouse catchers.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kono, 12/14/2012 8:52:36 PM     (No. 9066351)

True, #30. Most of the rest seem to work hard at producing hairballs and throwing-up for a living. (disclaimer: I love cats and have only ever lived with cats since I was a kid.)

As for this report about a proposed bilingual-dogs law, it had to come from l´Oignon...

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/15/2012 11:10:29 AM     (No. 9067356)

So, if you are were a bi-racial, bi-sexual with a bi-lingual dog- would you be completely immune from criticism of any kind?

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