Monday, October 16, 2006
Does Bilingualism Matter?
Nope not in the ROC, only in Quebec. You can barely be understood in English and you can be PM just look at Jean Chretien, but heavens forbid you can't be understood in Quebecois. As I said before Dion's liability, which will be overlooked, is that he is not fluently bilingual.
Dion's English, like Kennedy's French in Quebec, became hard to comprehend when subjects got complicated.
As for the candidates, they came to rumble. Stéphane Dion picked a fight with Rae over fiscal responsibility. Rae pushed back — switching into French to demonstrate that he's more comfortable in his second language than Dion is in his —
So can we drop this crap about bilingualism when what we are really talking about is whether political candidates are fluent in Quebecois patois.
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