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  • Republic-of-Newfoundland
    October 24, 2012 - 13:18

    Chris- October 24, 2012 at 12:16:29 Well our heritage is that we were english speaking people, so why should we become modern and become multi-lingual Sometimes you have to leave the island, and when you do it would be nice to know you have the social skills to interact with others.

    • Chris
      October 24, 2012 - 19:57

      I guess I should have started/ended my earlier comment with . Because heaven forbid St. John's should get with the times.

  • Geniuses
    October 24, 2012 - 11:33

    Fellas, They do a census to determine the population distribution and thus funding for things like highways, police, schools, etc. As part of the census, they ask these questions. FYI, they do this in every country. I know it's the default position for someone from Newfoundland to complain about everything, but can you at least have some decent arguments if you're going to whine like that?

  • Chris
    October 24, 2012 - 10:46

    Well our heritage is that we were english speaking people, so why should we become modern and become multi-lingual

  • Scott Free
    October 24, 2012 - 10:43

    Your tax dollars in action! what a colossal WASTE!

  • McLovin
    October 24, 2012 - 10:17

    They actually needed a census to figure this out?

    • John in Whitbourne
      October 24, 2012 - 14:18

      It makes a lot of sense to measure things. There is too much unfounded opinion in this world and decisions need to be based on actual facts. For Newfoundland, the documentary evidence is important because there is some impetus (and organizational bias) to declare every district as bilingual. This documentation can protect the jobs of uni-lingual English-speaking civil servants. The language of the conqueror should not be imposed on the conquered people. As descendants of English emigrants, we know the pain of the Norman conquest and the imposition of the French nobility on our poor conquered progenitors. Nearly a thousand years later, England is ruled by a French-speaking Queen.