The very first Official Languages Commissioner in Ottawa was Keith Spicer, a very approachable very just and unbiased man, whom one could approach and get an honest evaluation for a complaint.
Then we have Max Yalden who was very biased to the point that you could not get straight answers from him with regards to a complaint about not getting services in English, but if the complaint was about not getting served in Joual (French patois) you would get very likely get some action.
Of course after that you have D'Iberville Fortier who became Official languages Commissioner, but his main focus was on the Joual Language Services of the OLF. If you're compliant was about not receiving service in English it immediately fell on deaf ears, because he was only there to promote the Joual language complaints and NOT English language complaints.
Now on to Victor Goldbloom of Montreal, who succeeded Fortier as Official Languages Commissioner. Now here was a man who was bad news for Canada's English-speaking citizen, but the reasons for it are quite obvious, because he served in the Robert Bourassa Cabinet, and supported the passage of Bill 22, Kebec's very first Language Law of June 22, 1974. How could anyone expect a man who promoted Kebec's Law which removed that status of English as an Official Language in that province to give a complaint from an English-speaking citizen a fair hearing? Naming this man to the job of Official Languages Commissioner was a trump card played Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, who knew that he had stacked the deck against Canada's English-language majority, and they could never hope to get fairplay.
My own run in with Victor who was Commissioner, made me wonder. In one of the documents that he signed he even had the audacity to tell me to stop my rhetoric, because he was not able to stand the truth. One of my complaints to him was regarding information supplied by a federal government department located in Hull, Kebec, that informed firms in the English-speaking world that their products must be in Joual (French patois) first, and English should be given a secondary position on all their products. I raised this matter with him in the form of a complaint, and he dealt with the matter without giving me any info of how he dealt with Celestial Seasonings in the USA. But I did get a letter from Celestial Seasonings that informed me that they settled the matter of Joual first on their products with Victor Goldbloom.
Then came Rockland, Ontario born Dyane Adam who was NOT really bilingual who became Official Languages Commissioner. Being educated in Kebec, Dyane Adam was not fluent in English and so I raised the question of job requirement being a really BILINGUAL position, and was told that it did not matter as long as she spoke Joual, and that the requirement of being BILINGUAL only applied if someone was not a Joualophone (Joual-speaking). So, again, it was only a matter of using a stacked deck of cards to bypass a requirement and give privileges to people by their racial origins.
But, Dyane Adam even had the chutzpah and got a Franco-Amerindian Hockey Player and friend to write a letter complaining to Vheadline.com of Caracas, Venezuela condemning articles that I had written as an Official Commentator on their site. I was informed by website own, Roy S. Carson of this attempt by Luc Robataille to besmirch my name, but Roy Carson felt that Luc had no idea of what he was talking about, and Luc refused to answer any queries put to him by not answering any E-mails that were sent to him. Maybe, Luc did not have the gonads to back up all his false statements.
Things have not gotten any better since Graham Fraser took the job of Official Languages Commissioner, in fact there has not been any real improvement in services to the English-speaking citizens of Canada, by OCOL, so one should not hold their breath expecting any changes in that direction from Graham Fraser.
Kenneth T. Tellis