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I completely agree with Allyson Beauregard’s editorial in the March 26th issue titled, “Cutting off our tongue to spite our face.” At one time, there were no French people here. When they came, we [the Algonquin communities] let them speak their language, but today, they won’t provide others with the same option.

I completely agree with Allyson Beauregard’s editorial in the March 26th issue titled, “Cutting off our tongue to spite our face.” At one time, there were no French people here. When they came, we [the Algonquin communities] let them speak their language, but today, they won’t provide others with the same option.
I’m bilingual and proud of it; I wish I knew more languages. The French use   plenty of English words when they speak, such as ‘le weekend,’ and in France they use the word ‘stop’ instead of ‘arrêt’ on street      corners. So why complain about pasta? Businesspeople are not going to pay a fine for using their language ­– they will close their businesses before they do. So how many jobs are going to be lost? It’s not what we want for our province.
Mme. Marois is taking away our freedom of speech, something we’ve worked so hard to accomplish. As for people who wear    religious symbols, it’s their religious beliefs. When I was young, we couldn’t go into church without a scarf or a hat of some kind.
She also wants to do away with the cross and the crucifix in public places. Is this a person we want to run our province? There are a lot better things to work on to better ourselves, like health issues, jobs and so many more. Marois started with language, and then attacked religious beliefs. What’s next? Our colour? Is it really a civil war she is after?
Rose M Paquette
MANSFIELD