Letter in National Post
For immediate release
Subject: A slightly edited version of the following letter was published in the Feb 14/08 edition of the National Post
Bravo for your editorial, "Speaking of waste ... ," Saturday Feb 09/08, clearly recognizing that Canada is not a bilingual country.
It is, rather, a country constitutionally obligated to serve its citizens in their language choice of English or French. But that does not require the country nor all its public servants to be officially bilingual.
While it is an advantage for any Canadian wishing to become so, to be bilingual or trilingual, "official bilingualism" has been rendered 'inoperable' by Quebec nationalists, and their province's retrogressive, rights denying Bill 101, which proclaims French to be Quebec's only official language.
It is time to send Mr. Fraser packing; his huge budget is a waste of taxpayer's money, and his programme is a failure, certainly if the status of Anglophones and other minorities in Quebec constitute any measure.
I used to share Peter Kuitenbrouwer's vision of Canada, (Opinion, National Post Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2008) but as I lead an official political party which advocates the teaching of English and French to Quebec students in a province that is openly hostile to it's minority population, in excess of 1.5 million, I have come to realize how seriously Quebec's nationalists have damaged our Canadian dream.
Allen E. Nutik, Leader/Chef