Email from Ronald Caza to Premier Jim Prentice (Nov. 19, 2014)
De : Ronald Caza
Envoyé : 19 novembre 2014 10:40
À : Calgary.Foothills@assembly.ab.ca
Objet : A little can go a long way...
Honorable Premier Prentice,
You are a busy person –I will get right to the point.
Every morning, a Francophone living in Alberta needs to make a decision that he or she will continue to make efforts to maintain the French language and culture. And every morning, including this morning, some Francophones in Alberta have decided that the effort is no longer worthwhile – and that is assimilation. Such citizens of Alberta will lose their language and culture, and their children and grand-children will never learn it.
It is an essential characteristic of Canada – that people are able to live in French or in English everywhere in the country. The reason it is so important, for example, that judicial transcripts not indicate French as a ‘foreign language’ (see attached), is the message that it sends to the Francophones of Alberta, that message being that it is not worth the efforts necessary to maintain the French language and culture.
Premier Prentice – when you and your government take any measures to assist Francophones to, for example, have access to the judicial system in French, you are doing something much more important than simply providing those individuals from being able to proceed in French before the Courts: you are sending a message to all Francophones in Alberta, and in fact in all provinces outside Quebec, that the efforts necessary to preserve the French language and culture are worth the effort. Such a message is essential for the survival of Alberta’s linguistic minority.
Great men can to great things to ensure the continued greatness of a great country. The decision is up to you.
RONALD F. CAZA
350-220 Laurier ouest/West
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9
Tél/Tel 613 564-8267
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Categories : Justice
Last Update : 2014-11-27