Don’t you love these hypocrites in Quebec who will sacrifice the future of the province’s youth on the cross of linguistic purity? Take Pierre Karl Péladeau, the denizen of Quebecor and Freedom Mobile whose publications tell Québécois what to think. He connives with premier Legault to insulate the province of Quebec from the siren songs of a world where the lingua franca is English.
Their problems are obvious to all—yet there is little truth told in French. They do not want the immigrants who are eager to leave North Africa and the fighting and trials among the French speakers there. The problem is bigotry. Quebec passes laws telling people how they can dress to serve the public on behalf of the province. It suppresses availability of opportunities to learn English.
And don’t look to Justin Trudeau for help. He ignores the efforts his father made to spread a bilingual attitude across Canada. And in many ways, Pierre Trudeau was successful. Despite the elites of Quebec ignoring the increased availability of French-language-services across the country, it is a fact that these services are there and are used by an increasingly bi-lingual population in the rest of Canada.
What worries the Quebec elites is that they, as people of power and importance in Quebec, are losing importance in a Canada that continues to grow and thrive with a robust immigrant population learning to blend into an expanded economy.
Most Canadians recognize the importance to Canada of a continued effort to attract skilled and trainable workers to help in the continued growth of our country. To do this, we have to continue to build homes for their families, schools for their children.
And yes, there will be tensions occasionally between those whose taste in clothing are in styles connected to the land of their birth. There needs to be compromise, tolerance, understanding and patience.
It seems to be mostly in Quebec that we are seeing the rising tide of intolerance and unwelcoming attitudes. Quebecois should demand that their politicians give their children the future that they want in a growing Canada.
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