Ottawa. In the past I have always been a supporter of NDP policy and continue to agree with many of their principles.

However, the recent articles outlining their intended efforts to strengthen Quebec’s language laws upset me.

Every position in federal and provincial governments does not require French language skills.

Many people know someone who was paid to attend mandatory French language training and never uses it.

Many university educated anglophones are excluded from jobs and careers because of current policy. The language restrictions need to be relaxed, not get more stringent. I have no problem with advancing bilingual candidates where a position truly warrants it, since speaking two languages is certainly an asset. I feel so strongly about this issue that the NDP has lost me as a supporter.

 

Natasha Sorokan, Ottawa