Ruth Barrie LTE on Peter Worthington Formula To Wreck Canada Editorial – May 29, 2013

Ruth Barrie LTE on Peter Worthington  Formula To Wreck Canada Editorial – May 29, 2013

pworth AWith the recent passing of Peter Worthington, one of Canada’s most prolific and well-known journalists, it’s time to remind  Canadians of his very candid Editorial,  ‘Formula To Wreck Canada?’, which was published in the Toronto Sun on October 14th, l980. In his steadfast dedication to the truth, Worthington includes some credible and factual information on the imposition of ‘Official Bilingualism’ on Canadians, by former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

 

Worthington includes numerous pertinent observations by former Canadian Defence Minister,  the late  Hon. James Richardson,  “who was ahead of his time” and who saw, before others, the direction Trudeau’s unilateral linguistic manipulations were heading, and he resigned to express his apprehensions.  Richardson went on to state that ‘Before they sent it to Canada,  Mr. Trudeau wanted the British Parliament to amend the BNA Act to include his ‘Charter of Rights’. He wanted the future right to “extend” the status of English or French.

 

 Speaking to the Canadian Club in Toronto before the 1979 election, Richardson said that “Trudeau wanted to entrench his vision of Canada, his concept of appropriate language rights in the Constitution, and seemed determined to place these rights beyond the reach of Parliament – beyond the democratic process”. “Far from being the road to equality, the demand for ‘special status’ for the French language in Canada’s Constitution will itself destroy the concept of equality that has always existed in Canada, and which is a source of Canada’s strength as a nation. It is evidence how a written Constitution can be dictatorial and therefore a frightening instrument to inflict upon a free people“.

 ‘Personal’ bilingualism can be a worthwhile attribute, but ‘Official’ bilingualism is ‘legislated’ bilingualism, enforced by law. It is an extreme case of ‘Social Engineering’.

 

For decades the dire consequences of Pierre Trudeau’s insidious forced Bilingualism have become profoundly evident!

Ask any English-speaking civil service employee of the Federal government about what is taking place in Ottawa and they will tell you that no unilingual Canadian can even apply for a job or be promoted unless they are fluently bilingual.  Their stories of English-speaking persons being bypassed and excluded from senior positions is heart-breaking and outrageous.  The continuously updated Official Languages Act and regulations are now applied in Canada so strictly that even in Vancouver, where less than 1% speak French as their first language, no unilingual English-speaking person can apply for or be hired by the Federal government.  The civil service in Ottawa is now predominantly run by Francophones of French Canadian background, although they represent barely 23% of all Canadians.

Since our federal government, under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced the Official Languages Act in 1969, without any mandate from the people, billions of our tax dollars have been poured into extending and promoting the French language throughout our overwhelmingly English-speaking country.  All the while, Quebec remains officially “French Only’. As unilingual English-speaking Canadians gradually wise up to the fact that they have been assigned to second-class citizens in their own country, they will no longer tolerate being fraudulently deprived of their rightful status.

 

Peter Worthington’s observations provided Canadians with a clear question.  Are they not a “Formula to Wreck Canada?”

 Ruth Wood

Barrie, ON

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Mary Anne Pankhurst
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the globe and mail yesterday reported that for the first time in 50 years, Eng/Fr bilingualism is in decline due to the fact that immigration has brought other languages combined with Eng. Eng/Fr bilingualism is reported to be 17.5 percent outside of QC.

Cory Cameron
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Absolutely right, Ruth. Now, the next step is to write to your elected officials about these unfair policies/legislation.

stellabystarlight
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It is to one’s advantage to know more then 1 language in any country. Listening to Question Period today, I noticed many Asians who are members of parliament. . Thinking it would be safe to say that in BC, an Asian who is fluent in English any other Asian dialect would get a gov. job. Ruth do what you have to do and good luck with that. If one wants to get ahead in life while living in a country that has two official languages, the smart thing to do is learn both. If one chooses not to…….don’t complain.
Eric
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Jimmy Olson, that 17.5% of self assessed Eng/Fr speakers is Canada wide, remove Quebec numbers and you are under 5%. Ontario can boast 97% self assessed able to speak English and even Quebec has about 42%.
People should have the choice of learning languages, legislation is the problem not Savior.

Kenneth Flecknell
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I have said for years that if you want to protect your language speak it. No government in the world has any right to legislate a language. No language or culture has ever been protected with laws. People determine how languages change and grow. Quebec officials have blinders on and are making fools out of Canada’s good name.

edudyorlik
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Great LTE Ruth. And now, the harsh reality of what needs to be done. The simple facts are quite obvious. When we have the federal government positions disproportionately filled by the people who are in the very camp of what is causing the problem to begin with, it would seem to me that there is a good chance that any “letters” that get sent to our “bilingual mandatory elected officials” will quickly find their way into the ol file 13. No, our government is NOT going to help us in this one “unless” their front lawn is covered in a… Read more »
Highlander
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stellabystarlight May 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm “Thinking it would be safe to say that in BC, an Asian who is fluent in English any other Asian dialect would get a gov. job.” Try not to think Stella its not becoming of you! The fact remains B.C. is 1% French yet the majority of federal government jobs are classified (French) bilingual . In an area where there are large amount of Asian groups it would be as you say “smart thing to do”. But the Government is not interested in supporting any other language then french as evidenced with the… Read more »
edudyorlik
Guest

@Highlander
Those who “are trying to think” and are using the

“you should be more worried about the Asians and other groups taking over Canada other than the French.”

Just as they consistently offer up the other “direct opposite claims” about this whole situation which are so frustrating.

It’s all just hot air rhetoric that is meant to try to deflect away from THE TRUTH of WHAT IS really going on.

But, as you point out in your example about the federal government, it’s not too difficult to see right through those tactics if you take a moment to look.

edudyorlik
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@Kenneth Flecknell RE: May 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm POST

Well said Kenneth.
Language and culture cannot be legislated into having credibility.

Paul
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No, Jimmy Olsen. The Globe screwed it up, perhaps intentionally. 17.5% is Canada-wide bilingualism:

“According to the 2011 Census, 17.5% of the Canadian population, or 5.8 million Canadians, reported being able to conduct a conversation in both English and French.”

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130528/dq130528b-eng.htm

Lou
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Indeed. “In 2011, 42.6% of Quebec residents, or 3.3 million people, reported that they were able to conduct a conversation in English and in French.” No mention that the vast majority of these are ANGLOPHONES who are FORCED into it to get along, whether they want to or not. Why is it not mentioned? Because it would embarrass the racist francophones. I believe the percentage of bilinguals OUTSIDE Kaybec was 9%. There are more Canadians who have seen UFOs than are bilingual outside Canada’s most racist province. And the ever-misinformed Stella gets it wrong yet again (I believe she knows… Read more »
Debbie Cameron
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Sadly, hind sight is 20/20. I am a victim of language discrimination created by Trudeau way back when I was only a child. The full effects of this formula to wreck Canada is indeed “wrecking” my dreams of a nursing career in my hometown. My love for my country wanes every day I cross the bridge to work in New York State. Many a day I wish I was born in the USA, as Canada is no longer the free, democratic country I grew up in. I hope & pray Canadians will wake up before it’s too late. If not,… Read more »
Kim Khoo
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Congratulations to Ruth for her very well-timed letter. Peter Worthington was indeed a person who had foresight about this travesty of justice. Along with other prominent writers like William D. Gairdner, Peter Brimelow, Joe C. W. Armstrong, J. V. Andrews, just to name a few, they had predicted what this social engineering policy would do. P.E. Trudeau took the opportunity he had, when patriating our Constitution from Britain, to entrench so many left-wing policies into our Constitution that, no successive governments could do anything about it. The only solution is to re-write the Constitution. We have also seen that this… Read more »
concerned citizen 2
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Great LTE Ruth, too bad Mr.Worthington’s voice is gone , our country needs more reasonable reporters like him. Our media is so far left & liberalized, we can not stand up for country’s principles anymore or we are labeled as radicals. @ Debbie Cameron, I empathize at your situation….We continue to loss our rights, but very few will speak up. The time is now to say “F*** it”, I will do what is right for myself & for the future of Canada. I mean, take a second & really think about the situation realistically, why are the majority of Canada’s… Read more »
peter
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This issue is like the weather, everyone talks about it, no one DOES anything about it. round and round we go, all here are correct, except stella, of course, par for the course. I have stated for the umpteenth time, boycott, all that is bilingual. Don’t volunteer for anything bilingual, especially CCH. Demand to be served by a culturally compatible person, an Anglophone. Demand to know why francophones are hired ahead of Anglophones, and openly promote quebec separation. Do not ALLOW the French to intimidate us , regardless of how they accuse us of being anti-French etc. Fight for our… Read more »
English Lassie
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@Peter
I have almost given up fighting for English rights, people
Have lost their passion for anything that isn’t “vanilla”.
I wish people would stop drinking the politically correct Kool-aid.
I do my part to help preserve English rights as I am not willing
to be a doormat, but people must join together in order to
restore equality.I will not apologize for not speaking French, I am
English & proud of it!!!

Highlander
Guest
English Lassie June 6, 2013 at 5:20 am Never ever give up . Fighting systemic discrimination is never easy ,but by not speaking up only condones this behavior. Debbie Cameron you have become collateral damage as well as many others with this discriminatory language legislation. I and many others here are not anti french ,but question Government policy that was initially intended to provide french services “where numbers warrant” to now becoming an exclusionary tool in government hiring! In any other democracy this legislation and its implementation would be considered racist if not at least discriminatory. Why is the government… Read more »
James Wolfe
Guest
These people are the most racist, bigoted, xenophobic people in all of North America. If the world only knew what was going on in Canada, what the French were really up to…along with the racist anti-English language laws in Quebec a la bills 22, 178, 101…they have bragged about taking all of Canada and everything seems to be going as planned…”first Quebec, then the rest of the country…one step at a time…” PET, “how to take over a country through bilingualism…” SD The truth about Quebec and the french would be nice once in a while. Enjoy the clips…shocking to… Read more »
peter
Guest
What about the following: Organizing boycott of all that is bilingual Refusing to volunteer to all that is bilingual Not supporting any French only business that refuses to hire Anglophones. Pressuring governments into declaring why English is ignored and English rights have gone by the wayside Begin the process of forming an all English Canadian Party Refuse to do any business in quebec Promote openly quebec separation Set up a web site to have Edudyorlik’s videos viewed and sent across the land and into the U.S. as well as other countries. Invite all English organizations to combine their resources and… Read more »
James Wolfe
Guest

Good ideas Peter…

Helen
Guest

promulgating vital and relevant info about bilingualism, the cost monetary etc, social consequences and most of all the lack of democratic process in imposing bilingualism way back in the mid 1960s by Pearson, Trudeau et al, is a good and effective way to stir people up to act. Of course what is the most effective way to get to people, edudyorlik may be able to help.

Barry Renouf
Guest

Excellent Peter!!! Especially the part about Quebec separation!!!

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