Re. "Canadians ignore their history at their peril" (Letters, The Tri-City News, March 14).
"Bilingualism is a national memory" Mr. Dyrkton states in his letter, and I agree. It should be a memory.
Going to Quebec, the heart of French Canada, you can have problems buying a plate of fries if you don't order them in French. Also, where are the English signs?
Today's count indicates the proportion of French-speaking people is about 20%. With this being reduced yearly, they will soon be a minority. Speaking of "elements of our past," what happened to the horse collars when the automobiles took over.
History is fine but you can't live in the past. Also, the tail must not wag the dog. Keep up with the times or it will forget you.
The past is gone and we should all look to the future, with the many languages that this country is importing in large quantities daily.
Edward Edmundson, Coquitlam