Well, well, well. The bilingual beast has reared its ugly head once again in New Brunswick. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any more stupid around here, they did! Apparently it’s unconstitutional for English and French children to ride on the same school bus in this province. At a time when our education department is 500 million bucks in the hole, (that isn’t a misprint) Serge Rousselle, our bigot-elect, is planning on sending out more buses so that the kids won’t have to ride together. See the whole story here. http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com%2F2015%2F03%2F26%2Fn-b-education-minister-angry-after-learning-french-and-english-students-have-been-sharing-a-school-bus
He’s also planning on laying off teachers to offset the department’s shortfall. Well, on behalf of the entire province, let me be the first to tell you, Mr. Rousselle, you’re an idiot! What is point of having more buses, when there are going to be less teachers to send the students to? And what sort of message is this sending to our kids? French and English can’t travel together. Does that mean this generation will need two separate forms of public transit?
NDP MP Yvon Godin says, “It’s not a good idea, it’s not acceptable and the Francophones will not accept it.” I guess he’s indicating the Acadian Mafia is alive and well. They won’t accept it? Will they accept the fact that this province is damn near bankrupt? This isn’t just a francophone issue, there’s plenty of blame to go around. It wasn’t that long ago that the COR party was here, trying to stamp on the rights of Francophones in the province.
That being said, It’s time to revisit the constitution. Various parts of bilingualism are not working in this province. In a place with a small population that’s shrinking, we do not need two health care authorities to serve patients in both languages. We do not need two separate school systems to have French and English schools. And we damn well don’t need more buses because of language issues! European countries where speaking two, three and even four languages is the norm, must think we’re some laughing stock. Well I’m not laughing. This is beyond insane. It’s unacceptable. Time for a change people!
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