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What is it that they are afraid of if French and English appear side by side in a
bilingual newspaper? Will Anglo words creep across a page and gobble up the French ones? Will the exposure of young French minds to English on the same page as French help them learn a language they are not to be taught in school and corrupt their souls? 

What is it that they are afraid of if French and English appear side by side in a
bilingual newspaper? Will Anglo words creep across a page and gobble up the French ones? Will the exposure of young French minds to English on the same page as French help them learn a language they are not to be taught in school and corrupt their souls? 
I enjoy the challenge of an article appearing in French only, and I expect the same goes for most of the French-speaking people locally when they meet an article in English only. Separating the paper into two sections will result in the majority of people selecting their language section and not bothering to read the other, which I suppose is the objective of the L’OLF. This should be called “separation”, the name of their game.
The last election unseated the PQ because of their draconian measures to enforce French-only; this has backfired, though, as the Liberal replacement, whilst amalgamating health and education
services to cut costs, still insists on keeping a department like this fully funded, wasting money to enforce idiotic rules.
No wonder tax rates here are so high, and attracting outside investment and
businesses is so difficult with rules like these to contend with. Should we take a leaf from Alberta’s book next election and vote an NDP (provincial) party into power? They couldn’t make matters any worse surely?
PS to Fred Ryan…shouldn’t we dust off the Duchy of Pontiac crest and claim ‘Special Status’ in view of our distinct “Culture and Heritage” which needs to be preserved and developed within the Province of Quebec and protected within the Canadian Federal system…. (Those are the words THEY used to opt out of being a real part of Canada!)
Robin Hamblin-Fuller