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29 February 2012 @ 10:47 pm
Damn you, Québec...  
Damn you, Québec and your stupid Bill 101 *shakes fist*

There are pros and cons in living in this province in Québec.

For starters, one of the pros about living here:
. We have McGill University which is the number one university in Canada arrowup
. We have awesome festivals around here in Montréal, all year long arrowup
. I love eating poutine, bagels, and smoked meat arrowup
. You become magically bilingual living here arrowup

Then, there are all the cons about living here:
. Many of the games and other awesome things will be available throughout Canada EXCEPT Québec downarrow
. Many of the contests that we have here in Canada allow all the provinces to enter EXCEPT Québec downarrow
. It is mandatory that you know French here, otherwise it would be impossible to get a job downarrow
. Some of the websites I've seen will ship anywhere to Canada EXCEPT Québec downarrow
. The French language must BE TWICE AS LARGE than English and on top downarrow
. And the list keeps going on... I hate you, Bill 101. I really do heartbreak
. In other words, not in French? Not available in Québec heartbreak

Why the sudden anger about Québec and it`s stupidity? Because of this:



I had pre-ordered this game and it said that I would be getting the Pokémon Wii clings on EBGames, so when I went to pick it up, the person told me that they didn't receive any shipments of it !

So I went online and saw that Toys R Us had them as well and would be giving them away if you were to go in store to purchase the game... Then I saw the bottom right hand corner in that advertisement: NOT AVAILABLE IN QUÉBEC !!

ARGH~! WHY?! WHY?!! If anyone would be willing to pick me up the set, I swear I'll pay you back for them moneybag
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zephyr_villezephyr_ville on March 1st, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
am in ottawa. just to pick it up at toys R us?
corlee1289: I'm NOT a complete IDIOTcorlee1289 on March 1st, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
YESH!

If they're still available, please pick me up the set at Toys R Us~!

I think you need to purchase the game as well, but I'll pay you back for it.

My friend drove all the way to Ottawa to pick up the Scene It game of Harry Potter because, at the time, they refused to sell it in Québec and my friend is a die hard HP fan.
zephyr_villezephyr_ville on March 1st, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
exactly like the one in your post... uh..am not a wii fan that's why i don't know.. give me the details. i'll look at the website. but you pre ordered it you said. can you drop me the link?
corlee1289: Pokemon - Oshawott WHY?!corlee1289 on March 1st, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)
I pre-ordered the game from EBGames, but because I live in Québec, I didn't get the free Wii clings that come with it.

So I plan on returning the game. I checked online to see where I could get the clings from which linked me to: http://trendygamers.com/2012/02/22/buy-pokepark-2-wonders-toys-us-wii-remote-clings/

Basically, you have to purchase it in person at Toys R Us and ask if they have the clings for it. It's available all throughout Canada/USA except Québec...

Like if you look at the picture in a bigger format (right click and then do "open image in new tab"), you'll see the small print of: Available while quantities last. Not available in Québec

TT^TT
zephyr_villezephyr_ville on March 1st, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
i'll check it out tomorrow. you got mobile phone. i'll sms you when i get to the store.
corlee1289: Aiba's too sexy for his hat ♥corlee1289 on March 1st, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
Yes, I do!

I'll PM you my number and e-mail.
familytablesfamilytables on March 1st, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
Oh how I know this pain.

Available anywhere in the US.
*Fine print* Not available AK or HI.
corlee1289: Mada Minu Sekai E Floralcorlee1289 on March 1st, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
YES!!

Doesn't it irritate you so very much? "Oh, there's going to be a contest to the Caribbeans and it sounds gor- Damn... Not available to participants living in Québec!"

When you read the fine print it's always "Not available in Québec" TT^TT

If it doesn't have French on it, it can't be sold here due to the language laws. Which sucks because I'm missing out on so much!
familytablesfamilytables on March 1st, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Always makes me made. I mean I understand a few of the other state have laws set up with taxes and things like that, so some contest can't go down. And I get the idea that Flying someone from Alaska can cost a lot, but when it's something like Shippinig something to the winners. Why can't they just make things easy.

I always think somethig like that is kind of...stupid. People should be able to buy things that don't have french on them, because I'm sure 99% of people who buy that item, knows what it is.
corlee1289: Happiness お帰り 女主人様corlee1289 on March 2nd, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
*nods*

I understand and sympathize your situation, it's because you live and aren't really considered as part of the USA that you're state is ostracised.

Québec is ostracised and exempted from many things because of our very strict language laws. Which is absolutely stupid to the point where the province wants to separate from the country just because we're FRENCH!

*sighs* Politics...
familytablesfamilytables on March 2nd, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
As the saying goes. The only time they need the 49th state, is during a time of war and to hold on to all the crap we have (Oil,goal, coal).

I heard about that, but I think the East vs West split will happen first.

Yeah Really.
Apple: Pikachu: Aging Tirednessfelixkeep on March 1st, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
wow, i never knew quebec had that much cons. *shocks*

hope you get your controller. you can try that pokemon comm you know (sometimes ppl just sell the clings and not the game :D)
corlee1289: Pokemon - Oshawott WTF?!corlee1289 on March 2nd, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
I'm secretly hoping someone would sell the set at a reasonable price, thankfully I'm a member from there as well :3

If you ever see it, please do PM me and go: LOOK! WII CLINGS!! BUY 'ZEM!
paku_romipaku_romi on March 1st, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
Wow that sucks... Just because it isn't in French? I knew Quebec was very strict on language laws but damn that's rough. But on the bright side you guys have a lot more things than other provinces, unlike here where we have absolutely nothing.
corlee1289: Beautiful Days Sho with Butterfliescorlee1289 on March 2nd, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
We're VERY anal about the French language, even now the news report says: The French are saying that we're being too Anglicized! Stores like Best Buy and Futureshop are too English!"

HAHAHAA~ Sure, we get to have more "exotic" things because we're French X3