Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Language matters

Hooray for a group of unilingual anglophone public servants at Publice Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) in Ottawa for taking our ridiculous Official Languages policy to task. See Randall Denley's column in the Ottawa Citizen.
The group's letter to Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser states, "Census figures recently revealed that 85 per cent of Canadians overall called themselves unilingual while only seven per cent of Anglophones outside of Quebec could converse in French. This despite billions of dollars being invested in immersion and language training programs. Why is language taking precedence over merit in hiring?"
Canada's idiotic language policy makes me angry.

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