Isn’t Canada supposedly a bilingual country?

The dailies recently ran a story regarding the Yukon territory and the demands of the French-speaking population of that area that a new school be built to accommodate the French speaking population; a mere 4.1% of the total.

Editor:

The dailies recently ran a story regarding the Yukon territory and the demands of the French-speaking population of that area that a new school be built to accommodate the French speaking population; a mere 4.1% of the total.

With pressure from the federal government, their demands were met. It was also reported that the Minister of Languages is implementing a survey to ensure all French speaking residents living in Ottawa receive adequate service in their own language.

Travel to Quebec. See if you can find one traffic sign in English. Get a traffic ticket and try and decipher what it says if you don’t speak French. Quebec’s Bill 101 states that French is the only official language of the province.

So much for a bilingual Canada!

Mike Harvey, Langley

Aldergrove Star