English flood sup­port lack­ing in Que­bec

The Daily Observer - - OPINION -

Canada is sup­posed to be a bilin­gual coun­try, yet when I call the Que­bec govern­ment for help, I only get a re­sponse in French. When I fi­nally get through to a live per­son, he or she only an­swers in French and usu­ally can­not un­der­stand English.

Que­bec should be pro­vid­ing emer­gency in­for­ma­tion in both lan­guages. I have been liv­ing in Que­bec for 12 years and this sit­u­a­tion is get­ting worse, es­pe­cially now with the flood­ing.

Peter A. Fer­gu­son

Gatineau

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