Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pauline Marois talks sense, is attacked by rabid unilinguals

I am rather pleased to note that even Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois is coming around to the realization that children have more opportunities in life if they are bilingual. I'm not surprised that she would be quickly attacked for her statements, but it does seem to indicate that those who viewed her as a more moderate, pragmatic politician were correct.

Now if only it were possible to convince more English-speaking Canadians that it can be useful (if not essential) to speak and read a second or third language...

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At 10:11 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right: the challenge is to convince English-speaking Canadians that there are good and valid reasons to learn French. That's more of a challenge.

Maybe we should do like Justin Trudeau? Ha ha! I'm kidding, of course. (And I take it you know what "incident" I'm referring to...)

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At 10:12 am, Anonymous Matthieu said...

You're right: the challenge is to convince English-speaking Canadians that there are good and valid reasons to learn French. That's more of a challenge.

Maybe we should do like Justin Trudeau? Ha ha! I'm kidding, of course. (And I take it you know what "incident" I'm referring to...)

A+

 
At 2:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just Separate Already!!

Big deal re Marois spouting off about the obvious- that English IS the ticket.

If Quebecers believe that they can create or preserve a "national" identity by means of petty and fascist-like language laws, they are badly mistaken.

If Quebec possessed such a thing as national pride or legitimate identity, it would have given up the federal welfare dole and become its own country by now, deficits be damned.

 

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