Monday, February 5, 2007

Canadians Support Bilingualism

Canadians have finally supported the idea that Canada is and should be a bilingual country. In fact, 81% of the people polled said they supported this idea. This is a great achievement for Canada. French is an integral part of Canada's history and culture, and Canadians have finally recognized that. It has been, for all too long, that the English Canadians thought all Canadians should speak English. Personally, I find it great—not quite fascinating, but great—that when you go into a Government of Canada building in Whoknowswhere-ville, SK, one can get service in French.

While this is an achievement for Canadian culture and language acceptance, it is not quite over. While a vast majority of Canadians support the idea of bilingualism, the vast majority of Canadians are not bilingual. The solution: just give French time.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I knew french!!!!!!!!!

Guy Brazeau said...

Finally, Canadians are appreciating our culture and heritage. Now, people may be more accepting of Quebec.