Should Official Bilingualism Be An Issue In The 2018 Municipal Election?

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    Ken Gray
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    Ottawa City Hall is quite bilingual as it should be in the capital of Canada.

    Should it be officially bilingual?

    Yes.

    If the building is already bilingual, why not make it officially so. Can’t cost much.

    The recognition of French as an official language reflects the community makeup.

    Rather than insulting our French brothers and sisters, let’s eliminate the real or perceived slight.

    If you already have a bilingual city hall, let’s make it official.

    cheers

    kgray

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    Interested reader

    Official can mean many things. What is too much and what is too little?

    I am sure that Ottawa citizens would have many and varied views.

    I see the issue as making it possible and official that any person contacting the city be given the official right to chose French or English. That right must be written as a by-law and not just a stated policy.

    I do not see it as making all store-front signage or services in businesses as bilingual.

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