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CET BS: Canada bilingualism- $1.1 Billion (84* d) RE: BS: Canada bilingualism- $1.1 Billion 30 Mar 13


I have some difficulty with complaints from Canadians about promoting the other official language, when in most countries in Europe you can't graduate high school without having studied at least one foreign language. I would like to see French made compulsory right up to high school graduation, with other languages like Chinese or Spanish as highly desirable options.

On the other hand I'm conflicted about bilingualism. I have a degree in French, I have studied in France and Quebec, and I have worked professionally in French for almost 30 years, but I am sick of the bilingual politics in the government - huge amounts of money spent so that senior bureaucrats and officers can punch their bilingual tickets by grinding out a few lines of execrable French at public conferences without ever actual producing any work in French. Also, you see good people whose careers are held back because they didn't make level "C" in the approved government test.


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