Bilingualism isn't worth the cost
Posted in the Red Deer Forum
#1 Feb 5, 2012
Canadas provinces spend almost $1-billion a year offering services and education in both official languages. According to a report issued Monday by Vancouvers Fraser Institute, the more than $900-million spent by the provinces each year, coupled with the $1.5-billion Ottawa spends offering federal services in French and English, means that bilingualism costs Canadian taxpayers $2.4-billion annually.
Is it worth it? In just two provinces Quebec and New Brunswick are more than 1% of the population unilingual in a minority language. According to the 2006 Census, 2.4% of Quebecs population (182,000 people) are unilingual anglophones, unable to speak and understand French. Meanwhile, 10.2% of New Brunswickers (about 75,000 people) claim to be unilingual francophones who struggle to comprehend English.
Anglo Society of New Brunswick http://www.facebook.com/groups/16654516340680...
Canadians United Against Government Enforced Bilingualism http://www.facebook.com/groups/164480990826/
Canadians United Against Forced Bilingualism http://www.facebook.com/groups/englishrightsa...
Democratic Protection League http://www.facebook.com/groups/dplpeople/
Equal Rights for New Brunswick Anglophones http://www.facebook.com/groups/ERNBAmembers/
I AM ENGLISH CANADIAN AND PROUD OF IT http://www.facebook.com/groups/12429544100987...
The Anglophones of New Brunswick http://www.facebook.com/groups/190184815072/
The Canadian Party of New Brunswick http://www.facebook.com/groups/13311793004315...
Unilingual Canadians Language Association http://www.facebook.com/groups/182800919530/
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