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Bilingual or bust

This week’s language in the news post looks at the difficulties of working life in a bilingual country.

Canada’s official Languages Minister, Graham Fraser, unveiled plans to run ‘secret shopper’ visits throughout much of downtown Ottowa last weekend, to test for sufficient levels of French services in privately owned businesses.

The plans have met with criticism from various quarters, including the Canadian Sun News, and Canada’s Heritage Minister, James Moore, as reported in the Toronto Sun.

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