Pros and Cons of Official Bilingualism in Canada

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Pros and Cons of Official Bilingualism in Canada
Official bilingualism of various forms has been present in Canada ever since it was founded. It began with the British North America Act (1868), one of whose sections mandated bi-
lingualism
in Parliament and the federal court system. The most important milestones in the process, of course, are the two Official Language Acts of 1969 and 1988. The general intent has been to promote the use of both English and French across the country and to ensure services such as health care, taxation assistance, and public education are available in both languages. The policy does not aim, and has never aimed, at making every citizen of Canada fluent in both English and French ("Bilingualism," 2008;...
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