Point: Bilingualism Supports a United Canada

Yip, Jerome; Clydesdale, Jacqui
June 2018
Canadian Points of View: Bilingualism;6/1/2018, p2
The article presents an argument for bilingualism in Canada. The author argues that bilingualism protects linguistic minorities, respects the nation's bicultural history, and provides Anglophones and Francophones equal access to the government. A brief history of the nation's bilingual status is presented, dating back to the 18th century and the Quebec Act of 1744. Unilingual legislation in Quebec is discussed. The connection between Canada's cultural identity and bilingualism is explored.


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