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The Benefits of Failing at French
By WILLIAM ALEXANDERJULY 15, 2014
I USED to joke that I spoke French like a 3-year-old. Until I met a French 3-year-old and couldn’t hold up my end of the conversation….

The Benefits of Failing at French

JULY 15, 2014

I USED to joke that I spoke French like a 3-year-old. Until I met a French 3-year-old and couldn’t hold up my end of the conversation….

slowevenings:

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However, a question in French addressing the role of Louis Riel in Canada’s history is causing some controversy.

The question is: “What threat did Louis Riel represent for Canada?” And the required answer is: “He led two armed uprisings that threatened the future of Canada as a country extending from one sea to the other.”

Elder Guy Savoie with the Union Nationale Métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba (The National Métis Union) is indignant.

"Oh! This is so wrong. First, Canada wasn’t threatened. And more importantly, it was not a rebellion. It was a form of resistance."

According to Mr. Savoie, it is an attempt to rewrite history and hide the mistakes made by the government of the day.

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