Every Conservative’s favorite CBC personality Rosemary Barton weighs in on language.
It’s 2020, and it seems we’re in a place in Canadian politics again where the question of leadership is also a question of language.
Should the leader of a federal party in Canada be required to speak both of Canada’s official languages? Just how bilingual is bilingual enough? How does a candidate’s facility in both languages affect the ability to win?
Maybe we should be asking a different question: Why would anyone who doesn’t speak both languages well even bother applying for the job?