The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. The topic this week was: Air Canada’s CEO
With conversation around Bill 96 having rekindled language tensions in Quebec, it’s great to have folks like Michael Rousseau on hand to fan the flames. You knew just what we wanted right now; thanks.
English-speaking Quebecers already have to live under an anachronistic understanding of our communities as care-free, upper-class factory managers. When actual an actual CEO comes out and affirms that stereotype it’s at best irresponsible and, at worst, actively harmful.
There are plenty of people living in Quebec without a working knowledge of French, but for many of them it is a daily challenge and a source of real anxiety any time something medical comes up.
Not that I assume CEOs are the most down-to-earth bunch, but maybe the place where Mr. Rousseau has been living for the last 14 years hasn’t actually been Quebec at all, but his own private dream land.