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Treasury Board President Tony Clement vows to quit Twitter if language police try to 'overlord' him

An investigation by the official languages commissioner into Foreign Minister John Baird’s use of Twitter has some politicians chirping with frustration, including tweeting machine minister Tony Clement, who vows to quit Twitter if he’s ever strong-armed by the commissioner. 420 more words

Canada

Language watchdog’s probe of Baird's Twitter account bird-brained, some suggest

An investigation by the official languages commissioner into Foreign Minister John Baird’s use of Twitter has some politicians chirping with frustration, including tweeting machine minister Tony Clement, who vows to quit Twitter if he’s ever strong-armed by the commissioner. 655 more words

National

Jonathan Kay: Investigating bilingualism on Twitter — your tax dollars at work

How do you undermine Canadian bilingualism in 140 characters or fewer?

For Treasury Board President Tony Clement, it goes like this: “I’ve had like 5 different people stop me and ask me for directions today in Québec. 836 more words

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Canada’s language watchdog probing John Baird's Twitter account over lack of French posts

When a minister tweets, is it ever really a personal account, or should he or she be required to abide by federal laws and responsibilities? 596 more words

News

Glavin: Baird calls terrorism 'the great struggle of our generation'

To properly describe the jihadist depravities engulfing Syria and Iraq at the moment, the usual lexicon of civil war, local unrest, regional conflict and so on just won’t do. 1,049 more words

World

John Baird's tweets under investigation after language complaint

Canadian cabinet ministers could soon be asking Twitter to waive its 140-character limit so they can ensure every tweet they send is in French and English. 370 more words

National

Lack of French used in John Baird's tweets sparks language probe

OTTAWA—Canada’s language watchdog is investigating Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s Twitter account following a complaint the Conservative MP posts most of his messages in English without enough French. 511 more words

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