Two Quebec nurses lose jobs for failing written French test

  1. MONTREAL -- Two nurses at an English-language hospital have lost their licences after failing a written French test, though Quebec faces a nursing shortage.

    Elizabeth Davantes, 47, and Eulin Gumbs, 43, who both speak French, say they will look for work outside Quebec after losing their jobs recently at the Jewish General Hospital.

    Quebec's language watchdog and the provincial nursing federation require that all nurses, even those in English hospitals, pass a written French test.

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  3. by   fergus51
    Quebec's language laws have long been a controversial topic in Canada. Personally I think it's stupid to require anglophones working in an anglophone hospital be able to pass a written test for a language they don't need to use to do their jobs.
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