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2012 official languages act review : Letter To The Editor

There are 13 comments on the metromonctonnews.com story from Sep 29, 2012, titled 2012 official languages act review : Letter To The Editor. In it, metromonctonnews.com reports that:

Dear Editor,

For the past several months concerned New Brunswick citizens have submitted letters to the editor and their MLAs pertaining to the 2012 official languages review currently taking place.

One might ask, where are all the informed and seasoned reporters on this important issue?

It would appear that they are either unwilling or have been warned not to report on the list of minority demands being proposed for approval by our elected representatives.

Another issue that should be of great concern, especially to the 70% English population is the demographic makeup of this select review committee.

It is blatantly obvious that the deck is stacked in favor of the minority with six, mostly seasoned francophone committee members representing 30% of the population with only four others including newly first time elected MLAs representing the 70% English speaking population.

Furthermore there are three individuals on the select committee whose job it is to choose which individuals and groups get the opportunity to present in front of the committee that are also francophones who have been staunch French language advocates for many years.

Previously two Anglophone MLAs “politely” tried asking questions on the cost of duplication and questioned as whether there were ways some things could be done more cost effectively. They were immediately muzzled and made to apologize for representing their constituents.

Recently some have suggested that if this review package is approved by our MLAs and isn’t fair for all New Brunswickers the electorate should make sure the Alward government is relegated to one term as was the previous Liberals. Obviously that would be an exercise in futility since all the old line parties march to the beat of the minority drum.

What is needed is a new provincial party whose leader would stand up for equality and fairness for all New Brunswick residents.

As a previous letter writer suggested, they would be deemed a hero and would most likely become our next premier.

Matthew Glenn, President

Anglo Society of N.B.

www.asnb.ca

Join the discussion below, or Read more at metromonctonnews.com.

ahaha

Halifax, Canada

#1 Sep 30, 2012
''It is blatantly obvious that the deck is stacked in favor of the minority with six, mostly seasoned francophone committee members representing 30% of the population with only four others including newly first time elected MLAs representing the 70% English speaking population.''

Well... tell me why there would be more anglophones on the committee... there is no problem with english services and the english language at work, as far as I know!

It's a non issue debate!
daryl doucette

Dieppe, Canada

#2 Sep 30, 2012
oh it is DEFINATLY a debate, when you french extremists demand that EVERYONE who works for the government will have to be bilingual in order to work there, that is discrimination bigtime
sunshine

Santa Clarita, CA

#3 Sep 30, 2012
daryl doucette wrote:
oh it is DEFINATLY a debate, when you french extremists demand that EVERYONE who works for the government will have to be bilingual in order to work there, that is discrimination bigtime
It certainly shows discrimination big time when the City of the Miramichi has high unemployment and the governmen jobs go to minority french. It shows me the government of Canada is afraid of the minority and the majority, who are english are left in the cold. The government will even go outside and bring someone in just to fill thejob.
notme

Moncton, Canada

#4 Oct 1, 2012
it easy fools learn French and you will get the jobs also

education is the key ... or are you incapable of learning ???
daryl doucette

Moncton, Canada

#5 Oct 3, 2012
why learn french? Everyone in NB speaks english. And if by chance there a few old nuns in a convent somewhere up behind tracadie that do not speak english, send 'em to english language school somewhere. That should just about make EVERYONE in NB able to talk to each other.
bilingualandprou dofit

Moncton, Canada

#6 Oct 14, 2012
Bravo... you really are the king of dummies !!!
daryl doucette

Dieppe, Canada

#7 Oct 16, 2012
gee where ya been? Taking english lessons somewhere?
bilingualandprou dofit

Moncton, Canada

#8 Oct 16, 2012
No need, I've done that in my youth, instead of jerk*ng off all the time like you ! Jeez you are one dumb f*ck aren't you ?
daryl doucette

Moncton, Canada

#9 Oct 17, 2012
i see you idiots are getting nasty....gee that really bothers me....now why would a little froggy extremist like yourself suddenly turn so hateful...maybe you people have discovered the fact that you are being challenged on your little plan to make all government jobs in New Brunswick bilingual (french)...how DARE THOSE MAUDIT ANGLAIS CHALLENGE US!
bilingualandprou dofit

Moncton, Canada

#10 Oct 17, 2012
Challenge??? The only challenge I see here is your mental one!!!
daryl doucette

Moncton, Canada

#11 Oct 19, 2012
if you are who i think you are you are getting desperate with your rhetoric...why is that....are us nasty anglos who DARE challenge your SANB getting under your spotted green skin?
ohohoh

Halifax, Canada

#12 Oct 19, 2012
Hey daryl!
What kind of results have your people achieved so far? NONE ahahaha
The government and the population just seem to ignore you. I remember the huge flag fiasco in Bathurst and in the 95% anglophone city of St John.

Really what have you achieved so far? A few protests with less than 10 people. Awesome results! Seems that a great number of people share your views ahahaha
bilingualandprou dofit

Moncton, Canada

#13 Oct 19, 2012
I ain't even a member of la SANB...

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