Thursday, December 20, 2007

Life can be a rough ride at time.....

Originally uploaded by Oldmaison


Anonymous said...

Another suppressor of free speech.
As above, the arts people are a bit weird.But they are free to carry on,and so are we.

"The papers in the province would hardly print letters espousing anti-Semitic or anti-black sentiments. It is time indeed that they stopped printing anti-Francophone tripe as well."

Carol Knepper

Quispamsis. N.B.

A teacher? Remember NB is the worst educated in Canada.

A teacher who thinks bilingual means forcing it on the English.What a joke.

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Another religious fanatic.

Anonymous said...

University of Ottawa professor Charles Castonguay argues that Canada's immigration policy would be improved if the federal government applied more common sense to the demographic problems facing the nation. Castonguay believes the government is taking the wrong approach to bolstering minority language communities. His arguments are persuasive.

Since 2001, the federal government has explicitly recognized the importance of recruiting immigrants to minority language communities. This recognition should be cause for rejoicing in New Brunswick, where the average age of the francophone population is increasing more quickly, due to a low birth rate and outmigration. But Castonguay's findings suggest that federal policies have failed to strengthen minority communities, because efforts at immigrant recruitment have been misdirected.

Rather than investing in efforts to bring more francophone immigrants to Quebec, New Brunswick and Eastern Ontario, the federal government has helped recruit immigrants for small communities in other provinces. The result has been predictable: in eight provinces, more than 40 per cent of francophone immigrants have been assimilated within 20 years. In six provinces, the rate at which immigrants are switching from the use of French in their homes to English is more than 50 per cent.

The federal government has significantly increased the number of francophones immigrating to provinces outside Quebec and generally considers its recruitment efforts a success. But if the goal is to strengthen French-speaking minority communities, the policy is a failure.

There is a common-sense solution that can reverse the trend: Stream francophone immigration toward the provinces with the largest French-speaking populations.

New Brunswick would be the most obvious beneficiary of a shift to more effective policy. Canada's only constitutionally recognized bilingual province needs targetted immigration to rebuild the population in francophone communities. And, with ample community support for French language and culture, New Brunswick has a far better record of retaining francophone immigrants. Professor Castonguay found that immigrants in N.B. were assimilating to English at the relatively low rate of 20 per cent.

The federal government is committed to the survival of two official languages. Given New Brunswick's success, the federal government should direct more francophone immigrants to minority language communities in this province.

Here, immigrants stand the best chance of retaining their language and participating in a vibrant, healthy francophone culture. That is the goal, isn't it?

So let me get this straight,
First the NB french have a vibrant, healthy francophone culture,they must have cause they happy and don't speak english (stats canada).
Second instead of continuing to destroy all of canada by bringing in some of the worlds worst criminals to sustain a french thing,would it be more simpler to encourage all the french into quebec,hand them the keys to (ONLY QUEBEC)and just say call me pal if you need me.
Why do I always have to figure the simple smart way?
PS.You arn't going to get the English to become french,and thats a historic FACT.