With 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
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?”