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Mandatory bilingualism for Supreme Court?

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin would not have qualified for the court under bilingualism rules.
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin would not have qualified for the court under bilingualism rules.
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  • john 5 years ago

    there is no legal requirement that the PM be bilingual. That is merely political "common sense". If we want to vote for a party with a leader who is unilingual, we can, and why wouldn't we if that were our best choice in the circumstances?

  • dave Kutschke 5 years ago

    One step closer to the end of Canada. The west is getting sick of the insane behavior of our politicians.

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    In the short term obviously this bill would pose challenges. However, one positive result of adding fluent bilingualism to the list of non-negotiable requirements for those with judicial ambitions, is that future candidates in that field will end up being required to spend some serious immersion time in areas of the country they might not have even visited otherwise. A side effect of this is that they will be more likely to have their cultural horizons expanded so that they have a better understanding of both the French and English spheres of Canada (one would hope).

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