January 23, 2014
Rt. Hon Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Dear Prime Minister,
The following video is yet another example of how language legislation in this country continues to divide Canadians along linguistic lines at the most fundamental levels and for the most fundamental of services.
I honestly believe your initial position - that the Official Languages Act must be revoked, was the proper position. Of course you made that position well known back in the day when your observations and passions resonated with Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Now, some years on, the Official Languages Act (OLA) remains the same stumbling block for the majority of Canadians. And, should your Minister of Finance be able to give a proper and full accounting of the true costs arising from that one piece of legislation, I am confident you would also appreciate the damages caused to our economy by that Act initiated by the then Liberal government.
In your heart of hearts, surely you must realize the horrendous costs to the tax payers attributable to the OLA and that revocation of that Act would easily support cancellation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Honestly, what better vote getter could there be? The result: an economic boom! And just when Canada and Canadians need that lift. It is within reach of being your legacy.
Will we change and prosper; or will we retain racist language legislation and remain a stagnant economy? Not an easy decision for some!
I would vote for revocation of the offensive languages act and the reduction of taxes (elimination of the GST) as a means of boosting our economy. I honestly believe the majority of Canadians would support the same platform.
I trust you will initiate the right course of action on this issue.
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