If you read The Suburban Newspaper (or look at the back issues) the following “Dynamic Duo” have been accomplishing quite a lot with acquiring respect for Anglos/Allos from retailers/restaurants.
Sometimes, in order to accomplish the goal of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, it is necessary for numerous individuals to join in and let their voices be heard. Now is one of those times as unfortunately we can not always rely upon our elected officials to speak up!
Originally Posted by <<The Dynamic Duo>>, English Rights Activists Harold Staviss and Ruth Kovac, on Facebook.
IT IS TIME TO BOYCOTT IMPERIAL OIL!!
After complaining to Imperial Oil about their safety signage being only in French, we received a nasty and disgusting reply from Hubert Martens of their Customer Service Department stating that:
<< In Quebec, French is the language of business and the workplace. Under the provisions of the Charter of the French Language, employees are entitled to work in French, and consumers of goods and services have the right to be informed and served in French. Imperial Oil is proud of the fact that it was among the first of the major companies in Quebec to complete a francization program in compliance with the requirements of the charter. Imperial’s francization program ensures that in Quebec, French is our language of work and internal communications. We use French to communicate with our customers, suppliers, shareholders and the general public; that includes our signage at the pumps, on our billboards, and any other signs or posters inside and outside Esso branded service stations in Quebec…. Imperial Oil made the decision many years ago to use French as our language for any signs in our service stations in Quebec>>.
The other day, we happened to be at an Esso Service Station at the corner of Cote-Saint-Luc Road and Cavendish Boulevard (which happens to be in an English area of Montreal) and noticed that their credit card application forms, Esso Extra point card forms and all related pamphlets were only available in French.
When we asked the party in charge of the service station where the English ones were, she was extremely embarrassed to mention that none are ever delivered. This is not right. Why as non-Francophones do we have to stand for this garbage? Since Imperial Oil does not Respect Anglos and Allophones and could not care less about us, they DO NOT DESERVE OUR BUSINESS…THE TIME TO BOYCOTT IS NOW….
Please advise Messrs. Richard M. Kruger, Imperial Oil’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Hubert Martens, Customer Service Specialist and Larochelle, one of Esso’s Area Managers, (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) that you are boycotting Esso and their sole shareholder, Exxon Mobil Corporation (Exxon), and shall encourage everyone you know to do the same as well, until such time that they begin to show Equal Respect to all their customers by having bilingual safety signs and bilingual information at their service stations in English areas of the Greater Montreal region, Laval and the South Shore.Please copy your email to BoycottESSO@gmail.com so that we can see how many are boycotting ESSO/Exxon Mobil
If Imperial Oil does not hear from you, they will never know that you are boycotting Esso/Exxon.
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Nb: If you have yet to sign the END THE OQLF petition, here it is: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/it-is-time-to-close-down?source=c.em&r_by=13077821