Blog Post # 15 - A COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
-- WITHOUT -- THE COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
Eric sent me this e-mail this morning ...
On 3/26/2015 6:38 AM, Eric Little wrote:
Economic wealth for who? And who pays? The money comes from somewhere! How does this filter down to Joe, Jane and Abdul looking for work?
I decided my response would be in the form of this Blog.A study commissioned by the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick reported that the province should continue to rely more on bilingualism to improve its financial situation.The authors of the study entitled "Two languages is good for business: a study on the benefits of bilingualism and economic potential" is the economist Pierre-Marcel Desjardins and specialist David Campbell economic development.
A COST BENEFIT study (which incidentally cost 50 thousand dollars) that DOES NOT take into account
-- ONE OF THE LARGEST COSTS --
The cost of bilingualism itself.
A study titled "Two languages is good for business?"
The study claims to report that "the province should continue to rely more on bilingualism to improve its financial situation"
How can this be so if there is no analysis of the cost of bilingualism itself?
Then, when questioned about how and why this "cost" is absent from the study, the haphazard reply is basically,
I am NOT CONCERNED WITH THAT.
I am only here to promote ONE SIDE.
She is actually saying that she is biased. But, because she says it with a smile, it's supposed to be OK?
Are we really supposed to take this cr@p seriously?
Here is another video on the same topic
"People need to see what bilingualism has done and CAN DO for economic growth."
Without talking about, or even taking into account, one of the most important details...
The "cost of bilingualism"
Yes, people need to see what bilingualism has done and is doing alright.
It is forcing the majority English speaking Canadians to subsidise a program that is slowly, but most certainly, doing away with the very people (the unilingual English speaking majority) that are funding it and going along with it.
"Attracting more international students and immigrants?"
What they conveniently leave out in their cleverly worded "catch phrase" is
that it is attracting more FRENCH international students so they can pad the number with more French so they can then be more aggressive with their
French ONLY mandate once they have sufficient numbers.
Just look at how they treat the English speaking Canadians in the -- majority French -- province of Quebec.
I simply CANNOT BELIEVE this is happening.
Please, someone wake me up, I MUST be dreaming.
From "French" countries with extreme poverty and low education.
Are these the kind of immigrants Canada wants to attract?
I guess so, as long as they are French it's fine with the French.
Please, someone tell me that English speaking Canadians will see through this BS and finally wake up
AND STAND UP.
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