Just consider how we were all hoodwinked by Pierre-Elliott Trudeau and his English-Speaking collaborators into accepting an inferior status for the English language as Canadians, all being done for CANADIAN UNITY, or so he claimed was being done to unify all Canadians.
On June 9, 1969, when Trudeau came up with his Official Languages Act, the main thrust of that ACT was not that English and JOUAL (French patois) were to be treated as equal, but that English the language of the majority of Canadians was to be very gradually relegated an inferior status in the whole of Canada by stealth.
Trudeau's next move in 1974 was to have the Franco-Amerindian province of Kebec declare itself a UNILINGUAL Joual-speaking province, once that was achieved he was going to press all the English-speaking provinces to become BILINGUAL for the good of Canadian UNITY. While pretending to be Canadian Nationalist he was really a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Since English was being phased out in Kebec, Trudeau was pushing for Joual (French patois) to taught in schools right across English-speaking Canada, which meant that teachers from Joual --speaking (French patois) Kebec could get employment in all the other provinces, while no English-language teacher could get any employment in Kebec, as English was taboo there.
What BILINGUALISM really meant to Trudeau was that Joual would gradually become the only OFFICIAL LANGUAGE of Canada. If one looks back they will realize how devious Trudeau's plan for Canada really was. Then he placed Franco-Amerindians (Kebecois) in every position of importance in all federal government offices throughout Canada, and some of those chosen were NOT really bilingual at all, because they could not speak English fluently and yet held all those TOP high-paying Bilingual jobs. That of course did not apply to English --speaking Canadians, because having learned Joual they had accents, and that a no, no. The rules for them were strictly applied, while a UNILINGUAL Joual-speaking person had no problem obtaining a BILINGUAL job, as prejudice was now the norm.
But, we must remember that there were plenty of English-speaking collaborators within the Liberal Party of Canada and other Vichyites that back Trudeau all the way on his grand plan to make Canada a Roman Catholic Amerindian NATION.
But, Trudeau made it very clear that NO English-speaking province in Canada was allowed to become a UNILINGUAL province like KEBEC. Thus he now demanded that all other provinces that had an English- speaking majority must tow the line and become BILINGUAL. But, Canada's political elites of all stripes kowtowed to all Trudeau's unjust demands with regards to language, and one province after another gradually catered to Trudeau's idea that English-speaking Canada had t become BILINGUAL, whereas that rule was not applicable to Kebec.
Since Canadian UNITY was not the real intention of Trudeau of his cabal, all English-speaking provinces in Canada must now declare themselves to be UNILINGUAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING province, just as KEBEC is a UNILINGUAL JOUAL-SPEAKING province.
Thus the whole of Canada fell prey to this arch villain who came in the garb of a modern open-minded politician, but who turned out to be no different than the Piped Piper of Hamlin, minus the pipe of course.
I now end with a quote from Goethe:
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Kenneth T. Tellis