And the biggest irony of it all is that my mom survived because she doesn’t speak English in Canada.
If she did and had been reading these scary news stories or watching them on TV, it would have been impossible to convince her to go to an ER where crowds of COVID patients are supposedly squeezed in with everybody else and it’s impossible to get care.
But she doesn’t get any news, so she went, got surgery, and is now back home. The Canadians who actually speak one of the official languages aren’t so lucky. (The French coverage is reportedly much better).
This is what it’s gotten to with our journalism. You are better off not speaking the language at all.