Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Letter to the Editor

March 18th, 2008

To: Moncton Times and Transcript

The Editors:

I must congratulate Kelly Lamrock for bringing that neo-con tenet: "If I don’t use it, you don’t need it" to provincial Liberal political thought. This deliniation will assist me in furthering my distance from the provincial party in future. It is embarrassing to hear Premier Graham proudly touting “Canada’s only bilingual province” in execrable French, while simultaneously gutting its most effective early French immersion programs as if they were so much fish offal. There’s a kind of stench to this whole thing, no doubt the partially-cooked statistics from a biased study purpose-built to destroy Early French Immersion programs in New Brunswick. None of the occurring changes make any sense if a higher degree of bilingualism is sought in New Brunswick. Only if one looks at the political advantages does such a meaningless and ill-thought out plan begin to make sense. Poor New Brunswick. Poor Dick Hatfield and Louis Robichaud, their achievements trashed by political bunglers. Welcome to the Endarkenment.

Graham Watt, Sackville

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