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Logic does nor prevail when it comes to service in both languages. Only the gouverment could screw this up so badly.
This problem started when anglophone and francophone started when inter marriage started where one partner was only able to speak one language or the other and when they had children what language was spoken in the household. Yes we could all speak french by why would I want to so I can shop in Quebec. Sorry why woul I want to go to a province where my right to be served in english is not acccepted, where all signs are french, where they do nt want any english spoken.
Your not bilingual are you? I think you should get your facts straight before you go on t.v. The government waste much much bigger dollars on other things, this is a much smaller amount for something that does affect more people than you think. I’m English my 2 children are bilingual I love it when they speak French and express them selves in French… so proud. This can’t be because of the cost that you are reporting this article because like I stated it is so minimal in comparison to other huge, million dollar waste. I have then come to a conclusion that you chose this topic because of jealousy. I though us English people had out grown the English on one side and the French on the other side.I’m proud to accommodate the French people that come in our wonderful country.I feel sorry for you, you didn’t work very hard on this reporting. This is a school yard reporting… you know when French and English people fight .. Native and White people fight and so on ….Buddy stop living in the 60′s. Bonne chance avec tes prochains raportage.
Wow! Another reason to thank Trudeau yet again…. Wasted tax dollars…. I would have thought by now we would have passed a point of needing a language nazi group to check up on people… And how much does the majority of Canadians have to pay to keep the spoiled French in the country as the Parti is the path of another sovereignty vote….if they can muster up more support….Here we go again maybe this time they will win and we won’t have to accommodate the vocal minority any longer at a huge cost to the rest of the country ….just sayin’
Official bilingualism started as an inexpensive method to ensure unilingual Francophones did not need to become bilingual in order to get service from the federal govt, and subsequently to placate separatism and make such Francophones feel welcome in the rest of Canada.
Sadly a very small number of Francophones wanting revenge on the English, and a few bigoted elitist leftists like Pierre Trudeau turned OB into a form of very expensive linguistic apartheid, where the majority of non-English/French speaking Canadians are discriminated against, and power is held by a select OB few.
Like the supremacism in racial apartheid, such bilingual persons think they are superior to unilingual persons who they consider to be less intelligent than themselves and lazy because they don’t learn a second language (as everyone can because they could).
As it stands, OB has made Francophones unwelcome in English Canada because all it takes in one French Supremacist in million of Francophones to abuse current bilingualism policies and deny most jobs to the non-French speaking majority, force them to put up French signs, and even put lives in danger by insisting everyone in a hospital speak French
Simply going back to OB’s original practical intent and limiting bilingualism requirements to only positions serving the unilingual public, and stop foolishly not trying to make Canada an English/French speaking country will stop making Francophones unwelcome in the ROC and eliminate more billons being spent.
They could start by eliminating the Official Language Commission, or least cut its buget like all other departments.
However, since OB is also a good way for bilingual anglophone politicians to get jobs and keep power, which they would probably not be able to do so if having to compete with the unilinguall majority, I doubt this will happen soon
Its all spin, lies and BS folks…
Their biggest lie being that Canada began as a French nation. Whereas New France began as a French Colony, and Canada began as a British colony after the surrender of all New France by the last governor of New France, Marquis de Vaudreuil to British Major-General Jeffrey Amherst at Montreal, New France on September 8, 1760. From that date New France was dubbed the colony of Quebec by the British.
As for Canada being bilingual, the Royal Proclamation of 1763 was English ONLY document, which clearly shows that Canada was UNILINGUAL English and French had no legal right as a language. But, we seen how many of Canada’s political elites have sold out the country to the minority Metis (they are not french) of Quebec for huge sums of money. If that is NOT high treason, I ask you what is?
But let’s cut to the chase here, and lay out why Pierre Trudeau and his then-justice minister, Jean Chretien, so sorely wanted this Liberal-crafted Charter in the first place.
As many scholars have noted over the years, the only part of the Charter that truly concerned Trudeau was the section dealing with the mobility and language rights of French Canadians.
In other words, all Trudeau really cared about was the enforcement of “official bilingualism” on the rest of Canada — the costly and ire-raising policy that, along with uncontrolled multiculturalism, continues to polarize our nation 30 years later.
The Charter and everything connected with it should be repealed ASAP. The public really has no idea what this parasite, this anti-English language. anti-BNA bigot Trudeau actually did to this country. The charter was forced upon the public, like it or not.
The Charter has put us at the mercy of political correctness.
So while Trudeau was forcing the French language all across the Canada, this same scum bag supported the banning (bills 22, 178, 101…) of our language in Kebec. He was a hypocrite, liar, corrupt to the core.
They bragged about how they would turn Canada into a French state and they have been doing that for the last 5 decades….
“First Quebec, then we take over the rest of the country, one step at a time…through bilingualism…” PT, “How to take over a country through bilingualism…” SD. How? First comes the right to communicate with gov’t in a minority language (ie French), then comes bilingualism, then comes the right to work in the language of choice(ie French), then comes a bilingual boss,(ie French) then comes a exclusively French department and on it goes until its all French. Its happening all over the country, Ontario, New Brunswick…That’s what’s really going on.
Time to put an end to this lie, this bilingual fraud.
Partition Kebec and let it go. The sooner the better as it bankrupts and destroys the whole nation, one step at a time.