Canadians should be proud of their culture/heritage. PERIOD
But as a “Western Canadian” I have a different view then what others have shown in Ottawa. I speak English… bad English, but English non the less. My comprehension of French is VERY limited, so much so I would rate it the same as having no French knowledge. If I wish to become a manager I will have to learn French because of what some would consider a flaw in the Official Languages Act.
Lets see if I can break this down into points for easy digestion:
-Back in the 1960’s majority of politicians and government workers(feds) were English.
-Pierre Trudeau signs bill to make 2 official languages in Canada, French people now have feds in government.
-To become a manager you must be able to communicate to all your workers, so you have to speak French and Englis.
And there’s the “rub”; 22.7% of the Canadian population
The majority of the french population is in Ontario and Quebec:
So anyone from out-west who lacks the French experience is basically screwed and forced to learn French.
… Its pretty late right now so I think I will have to finish this tomorrow 🙂
Keep safe and stay positive!