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Not enough French at Vancouver. Period

Bizarrely, after the fuss about the use of French at London 2012 it transpires that bilingual Canada refused, or at least failed, to include sufficient French in Vancouver's opening ceremony. So says the language commissioner, Graham Fraser.

"It was almost as if the organizers of the show felt it would be offensive to the audience to actually hear French spoken," said Fraser. "I think it spoke to a certain kind of cultural insensitivity."

Others agreed. Federal Heritage Minister James Moore said: "There should have been more French, just period, full stop."

Cultural insensitivity? No chance of that in London, surely. Everything's entirely cordiale.


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