by Ryan Tumilty
Originally published: September 26, 2017
A government review of bilingualism in the civil service is arguing it’s time for a shake-up including a possible end to the bonus for civil servants.
Two senior bureaucrats Patrick Borbey and Matthew Mendelsohn reviewed bilingualism in the civil service after being asked by the Clerk of Privy Council Michael Wernick.
They found that Francophone civil servants are unlikely to be able to work in their language.
“There is a natural tendency for English to be the dominant language in groups of federal employees when there is a mix of both Francophones and Anglophones,” they wrote.