While the Commonwealth of Nations has a much bigger membership than La Francophonie, after the era of Trudeau regime IN 1968 and coming of Franco-Amerindians to power in Canada, the Commonwealth of Nations to which Canada had always belonged was given the cold shoulder and treated like a pariah. But, the Canadian governments elected after the Trudeau Regime were really no different and continued to treat the Commonwealth with contempt to till the present time, and the Harper Regime still continues the policy.
If we even consider the issue at all we can see quite clearly the discrimination made against the English-speaking Nations of the world by Canada.
If we consider the United States of America alone, which has a population of 310 million people, and is not a member of the Commonwealth, after which comes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which has a population of close to 60 million, then Australia and New Zealand with medium sized populations. If we take the English-speaking population of the world we will find that there are twice as many people than La Francophonie has. So, it becomes all too clear of the slight being made against the Commonwealth of Nations by Canada, which seeks to treat it as mere joke. It is thus time to take action and force the Harper Regime to treat the Commonwealth of Nations with respect and give it more relevance and the scheme of things, especially so when the majority of Canadians are English-speaking. It is now our duty as English-Speaking people to demand that Ottawa treat us with more respect.
Kenneth T. Tellis