Wednesday, October 26, 2011

To speak English or not .... that is the question

Have you ever used public transportation in Toronto? If you can hear one English word spoken amongst the commuters, it's likely gonna be "like". The Chinese jabber in their chowhochow, the Tamils use their own horrid sounding lingo, the Pakistanis and the BanglaDeshis chatter away in irritating Urdu, the Afghans and other muslims, if they are not assaulting your person with head chopping swords and knives, they assault your eardrums with their Arabic,  loudly and arrogantly. I wish that these immigrants would make an effort to at least speak in one of Canada's two official languages, more so  when in public places.

At long last, our overlords are beginning to realize what they and the Liberals  have been doing to Canada. Let's hope it's not too late.

....“Some people, believe it or not, have been able to take translators with them into an oral test, with citizenship judges. What's the point, exactly?” Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Monday. “I have met too many citizens that don't speak English or French. That never should have happened. Under this new system that's not going to happen any longer.” ....

It's not that I don't understand the importance of trying to hold on to your mother tongue as a link to the culture you came from.... far from it.  I agree with a lot of the opinion in the vid below. My contention is that, that immigrants to Canada MUST be able to communicate in English BEFORE they migrate to Canada. I don't give a rat's fart about knowing  French, but hey ... that's just me.

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