That’s a first!
Erm, note to Americans recently moved to Montreal: there are many histories and families rooted in Montreal, and it is possible you have not yet mastered the life stories of all those who grew up here. Get over yourself.
I note that it goes by the standard, specious “you’re not from here and never will be, so you couldn’t possibly understand” line of reasoning, which south of the border is called “anti-immigrant” and generally frowned upon by progressive people. It’s also not very accurate, since I’m pretty sure “all those who have grown up here” also haven’t “mastered the life stories of all those who have grown up here” before making judgments about local cultural politics. It’s a classic double-standard to keep the natives and foreigners separate, and to mark one group’s greater entitlement to participation in local life and politics.
I’ve heard some version of the angry anglo spiel and to me it sounds pretty ugly. Changing names of streets may be annoying and silly — Parc should stay Parc — but it does not constitute oppression of a class of people.
I would be grateful if someone can explain to me how anglophones are actually oppressed in Montreal for being anglophones. Please use standard reason, evidence and argumentation to do so. Calling me out for being a foreigner isn’t going to convince me.