Bilingualism isn't worth the cost

Bilingualism isn't worth the cost

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CalgaryAnglo

Calgary, Canada

#1 Feb 5, 2012
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/01/1...

Canada’s provinces spend almost $1-billion a year offering services and education in both official languages. According to a report issued Monday by Vancouver’s 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 Quebec’s 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.

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Groups

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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