Letter to the Editor – Helen Sikora of Hamilton Ontario onTammy Hart’s Language Position – August 31, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Helen Sikora of Hamilton Ontario onTammy Hart’s Language Position – August 31, 2011

Dear editor,




Acccordimg to the comments published in your news paper, we have to conclude that eastern Ontario is  well on its’ way back to the cave  whence we came.




The mindlessness, the selfishness, the overt bigotry and ignorance,  all evidence that our society is regressing.  The great concern for French visitors fromQuebec not being able to find their way around Ontario while Quebec  politicians continue to plot their repression of the English language in the province.  No concern for the English in Quebec being denied their freedom of speech, their inalienable English heritage, just concern for the French!  Does it occur to the French that they are inciting distaste for all things French by their constant push for more French in the country.




When and how are French Canadians going to learn that if they insist on French language signs in Ontario, they had better be prepared to pay for them. Ontario is an English speaking province and French Canadians who do not want to become assimilated should move to Quebec as soon as possible. Quebec is the province which collects $8.6 billion dollars from English Canada so that Quebec can live as well as the rest ofCanada.




Where, when and how did the English population acquire the responsibility for maintaining the French language and culture.  Do not call English  speakers lazy because they do not learn French.  French Canadians are so lazy, they cannot support themselves.  The rest of the country has to support you.  How is it that you do not know this?  Is this information being kept from you?  By whom?




The bilingual policy in Canada is costing Canadians some $20 billion  annually.  Thousands of patients in Canadian hospitals die annually from hospital infections caused by cut backs by governments who would rather invest money in buying the French vote to stay in power.  How does that look on French Canadians.




In any event the  policy of Bilingualism in Canada is ” rogue” legislation, having been foisted upon unsuspecting Canadians without their consent.  And that is the quality of all legislation governing bilingualism in all ofCanada.  Democracy has been set aside in our country by unscrupulous politicians.  We are regressing back to barbarism.




Ms. Helen Sikora  – Hamilton,Ontario


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Over the many months of reviewing articles posted here, I have come to respect the writers and some posters. The ideas and comments come from real people who you would feel a connection by more than geography even if the views differ. However, I truly believe we all need to come together and discuss issues of great importance, with respect hopefully, towards a satisfactory end and this resource can play a key role. This should be about healthcare or immigration but, it is about language. This divide is threatening at least the other two major items because money is being… Read more »

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Colleen McIntosh

Well said, Eric…it is time that the English majority in Canada take a stand on this issue. The English should not be relegated to second class citizenship…in their OWN Country. We, English are not a fringe linguistic minority but the overwhelming majority of this Country. The discrimination of Official Bilingualism and Official Languages Act must be rescinded and revoked, immediately. Write your MP’s, the press and media, PM Harper and demand a restoration of English: rights, language, culture and heritage to Canada. Quebec said “NON” to Official Bilingualism and the Rest of Canada should, as well!!! Canada should be majority… Read more »

Kim Khoo

Helen Sikora, Eric and Colleen McIntosh are right on!!! The English-speaking majority have been silenced by being called “bigots”, “racists” etc. and most English-speakers are afraid to open their mouths. Lately though, we hear more of them speaking up and it is a good thing. It is time that the French, who have been given so many advantages and have had so much taxpayers’ money spent on them to promote their language & culture, step back and stop pushing because you have already made yourselves the most unpopular group in Canada!!! Yes, you have the Constitution written in your favour… Read more »