The federal government is demonstrating its true level of respect for the francophone reality in Canada, and that level is disappointingly low.
First there was the Prime Minister's Communications chief: not only a unilingual anglophone, but also one who has openly opined in the past that francophones have too much influence in Ottawa.
Next a Supreme Court justice who is a unilingual anglophone.
And now, the best example of all. A new Auditor General, a job that requires bilingualism (it's in the job description!), now brought to you in English only. But he assures us that he will meet the qualifications of the job within a year.
Try to flip these examples around: would anyone have accepted a unilingual francophone in any of these three positions? I think not. I think there would have been an uproar.
I'm thoroughly disgusted.