Learn the language of the country

In response to Shawna Zurowski, Language opportunity, Dec. 6, I would just like to say there is no “deeper, underlying issue” here.

In response to Shawna Zurowski, Language opportunity, Dec. 6, I would just like to say there is no “deeper, underlying issue” here. I do not have a problem with stating my point of view.

My “underlying issue” is disrespect, and it appears to me that people all over the world are becoming more and more disrespectful toward each other.

I don’t care if you are black, green, orange, or filled with purple polka dots, if you immigrate to another country, no matter which country in the world that may be, the first obligation of an immigrant is to learn the language so they can communicate with the general population.

That includes ambulance drivers, fire department personnel, police officers etc.

I, as an immigrant/Canadian citizen, am so grateful for living in this wonderful democratic country where we are allowed to voice our opinions free from fear of retaliation by anyone, and if nothing else we can, at least, agree to disagree.

B. Frederickson