During the 1960s the French language act in Quebec saw an exodus of anglophones from la belle province. Meanwhile francophone Quebec politicians sent their children to English-speaking schools.
Queen’s Park eliminated French language support and has cancelled the planned French language university in Toronto. The actions of these isolationists further lead to migration and future conflict.
So far the Canadian experience has seen the elimination of many Indigenous languages, while subsequent assimilation attempts have caused pain and tension within our greater community. Which linguistic group is next? It behooves our politicians to recognize that we all benefit from our differences, before these same politicians realize they don’t represent the majority of the electorate.
Christine Morgan London