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prom said:You do realise that you can set MS Word for Canadian English.
I do, but I'm using Corel Wordperfect, and everything is different. I'm installing MS Office today.
I recognise a requirement for CF officers to be bilingual, but I believe that only one of the official languages should be mandatory, and that the other language should be an operationally useful one.
Your statement that learning english is just as difficult for francos as vice versa is a little weak. In nearly all of Canada, English is the language of business, pleasure and work. People that speak french generally speak french at home and english out of it. As we all know, immersion is the most effective method of learning any language, so french canadians have the benefit of being immersed in both languages from a young age. The rest of canadians must invest significant sums of time, money and effort to learn french, when it is a language in decline on the world stage, and not used in many of the nations we must do business in the future with, or make war against.
Training our officers to achieve a CCC profile in Pashto would be far more effective than french, for the forseeable future.