One has only to see the make-up of Canada's political parties to get the answer as to why language equality in Canada will never succeed.
Every politician in Canada can be reached by the powerful elites who hold the money and control industry and hold the economic system hostage to their will.
I recall some years back sitting at the table of a minister of the Harris provincial government of Ontario named Al Paladini, when the discussion on the issue of bilingualism was being chaired by Diana Cunningham also a minister in the Harris government.
I asked Al Paladini as to why all Ontario Police vehicles did not sport the Ontario Provincial flag just as Kebec did? He replied we cannot do and avoided any further questions on the issue. I noted that there was someone from Cote St-Luc Montreal, whom I had met before the meeting started. I told him that I felt that Ontario needed to take the same stance as Kebec on the issue of language. Little knowing that man was a secret Anglophobe and wanted Canada to be under Kebec, rather than the other way round.
When the meeting started and Ontario Minister Diane Cunningham had outlined the way things needed to be handled, there was a moment when anyone could speak on the subject of language. The man from Cote St. Luc Montreal stood up and pointing a finger at me said that the cause of Canada's language problems were people like me, and not the racist fanatics in Kebec that wanted to remove English altogether. Here was I asking for language equality in Canada being denounced for having the gall to ask for the rights of English-speaking Canada to be upheld, by a Vichy-Anglais from Montreal. This man was the typical hypocrite, who would sell his soul for a mess of potage, rather than demand that all Canadians should have the same rights to language.
Just try to approach a federal MP or a Provincial MPP on the subject of language rights and they will immediately give you the cold shoulder, because they want to have nothing to do with someone who wants to change the status quo, because such a move might cause them grief or loss of funding.
Now why should an honest person fear change? Unless there are things happening behind the scenes that the public are not aware off, nor should they ever know about. Which in effect means something dishonest is going on.
But, keep in mind that most modern societies are controlled by Oligarchs, who pay off the not so honest politicians that were supposed to be elected by the citizens to govern but are actually the paid servants of the prime movers, the moneyed, the captains of commerce and industry, and work to make them richer, while cheating the ordinary citizen of his/her last penny. Under such circumstances can there ever be hope for change in the corrupt system that pretends to govern honestly? So in effect we really have the best government that money can buy.
Kenneth T. Tellis