Canada's Forced Busing

Muggeridge, John
December 1976
National Review;12/10/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 47, p1344
The article criticizes institutional bilingualism implemented by the government of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The equalization of language rights in Canada is meant to appease the French-speaking minorities, especially the separatist Quebec. Institutional bilingualism is the government's answer to affirmative action on behalf of French-speaking civil servants. But in appeasing the minorities and the French-speaking civil servants, the community of English-speaking majority Canadians are threatened by arbitrary imposition of a language neither spoken nor understood by most of the population.


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