March 31, 2014

English & French in Canada: Functional Disunity

T. Glavin, Ottawa Citizen

The Associated Press

It is often said that the cause of a properly unhyphenated national identity in Canada has been ill served by all these ethnic groups that bring their ancient hatreds and interminable squabbles over here from the old country. This is a total crock, of course. It is only true in the case of the English and the French, who have been putting one another’s eyes out since the 1750s.

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