December 3, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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Air Canada: More than 2,000 complaints about Michael Rousseau’s speech

Air Canada: More than 2,000 complaints about Michael Rousseau's speech

Air Canada CEO Michael Rousseau’s speech in English shattered a record 2,000 complaints to the Office of the Official Languages ​​Commissioner for the first time in 35 years.

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“This number exceeds the record of complaints we receive in relation to a specific incident,” explained Sonia Lamontagne, a senior communications consultant in the Office of the Official Languages ​​Commissioner.

“Historically, in 1986, 1,784 complaints were received against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, 1,784 of which were related to a document that employees sent only to offices in Quebec in English,” she said.

It is necessary to determine their acceptability, so some complaints may not be accepted.

Letter to the Board

Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Christiana Freeland sent a letter to the board of directors of the airline expressing her frustration and asking for changes.

The Deputy Prime Minister asked the Board to conduct a review on the space given to the French in Air Canada. The results of this exercise should then be public.

Some Quebec conservatives, including Alain Reyes and Gerard Deltel, have expressed their displeasure with Mr Rousseau’s outburst last week.

The call came as the Trudeau government appointed Canadian Governor-General Mary May Simon to speak French, the official language of Quebec.

-With QMI Agency and Guillaume St-Pierre

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