This from an NP article by Robert Fulford: “Politics offers yesterday’s answers to today’s questions.”
Official bilingualism, anyone?
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Canada's official bilingualism (French/English) seems increasingly irrelevant in today's English-centric, multicultural world. If Toronto were to be bilingual, it might, arguably, be English-Chinese rather than English-French. Ditto for Vancouver.
If you go around the world, the lingua franca that is spoken throughout, from east to west and from north to south, in airports and hotels, is English.