Toys 'R' Us in Quebec refuses to sell English-only Daniel Tiger dollMontreal father says it should be up to parents, not province, to determine the toys kids play with
By Kate McKenna, CBC News ,Apr 13, 2015http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/toys-r-us-in-quebec-refuses-to-sell-english-only-daniel-tiger-doll-1.3031253
A Montreal man is criticizing Quebec language laws after a clerk at a local Toys "R" Us told him he was wasn't allowed to purchase a talking plush toy for his daughter because it only speaks and sings in English.
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Nick Messina tried to purchase the Daniel Tiger toy for his one-year-old daughter, Carina, after noticing her eyes "lit up" while watching the popular children's TV show Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood.
Hoping to buy it as an Easter gift, he drove to his nearest Toys "R" Us, but it wasn't in stock.
He called another Toys "R" Us in Montreal, and was informed by the clerk that two of the toys were in stock, but that Messina couldn't buy it because it was unilingual.
Daniel Tiger talks and sings 14 different phrases — all in English.
Messina said the clerk thanked him for letting them know the toy only spoke English, and said it would be shipped back to Ontario.
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