Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck
English and French are our national languages.
Because the two largest ethnic groups in Canada are French and English Canadians, so they had the power to favour their own groups while presented their own ethnic group as the norm, which is what the majority does in many countries unfortunately.
That is why CBC broadcasts in English and French, not because they "favour" English and French.[/QUOTE]
They favoured English and french, and so made them official. You seem to forget why they became official in the first place. remember that at the time the Official Languages Act was passed, Residential schools were still operating!
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy
Norm? Norm's not here.
In a multicultural society, there is no norm. The English and French just think they are better than everybody else. "I got news for you sunshine. Pink is not well".
I think you misunderstood me there, since you're saying the same thing I said, that English and French are not the norm, only that many English and French Canadians think they're the "norm".
We are officially "multicultural", as long as we understand that the French and English cultures aith their offiical languages are "more equal than others".