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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

2 Replies to “Michael Coren: English language rights in Canada”

  1. The gentleman is absolutely right. I am a Canadian who was born and raised in Québec and I speak both officials languages fluently. One point I think he also tried to get in is that the front line workers who are replaced by ‘francophones’ is only the first step. Systematically, the integration of french marches on in that those front line workers can now demand that their supervisors speak french as well because they want to work in the language of their choice. There is no question that is happening and especially in Eastern Ontario. There is a huge influx of workers coming from the western region of Québec working in the Ottawa area to fill those declared ‘bilingual’ positions at all level of governments and now, private companies. Time to stop this insanity.

  2. The French are coming, the French are coming!!!

    Soon, everyone will be forced-spoon-fed with Poutine. This is quite hysterical, and more to the point it misses the real target by a few hundred KM (Red Herring anyone?!).

    Language is not the real issue here, it is about how widespread, universal public policies are being put forward based on individual cases. The same phenomenon can be observe with regards to accessibility or gender issues, for example, where the subject at hand does not consider the estimated frequency of use nor the cost of providing such services. Consequently, it is via the Court (or the fear of being taken to court and having to pay up), institutions are forced to provide universal services even though it may be used by a few individuals. Would you like to know why? Your Charter of Rights.

    As a Quebeccer (invader), I deeply dislike our Charter of Rights (and the 1982 constitution for that matter) but this is what my dear Canadians wanted so very badly at the time. Now, if Canadians would like to revisit that arrangement, I am certain that you would find many allies within the Newly Revealed Quebec Empire.

    Lastly, I would like to comfort my fellow Canadians by saying that, throughout ministries and agencies in Ottawa, whenever a unilingual English person is present on the scene, it is usually the bilingual French employee who makes the gentlemanly switch to English.

    So don’t worry, we won’t try to infiltrate and take over your country and turn it into a French protectorat. 😉

    Lastly, I wish to thank my fellow Canadian neighbourgh for the Tar Sand, and for selecting Canada’s governing party (I can relate, you must feel like my fellow Quebeccers felt in 1976; so do enjoy your moment under the sun, you’ve waited long enough).

    Merci,
    Sobieski

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