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  New parliamentary secretary to Francophonie can't speak French
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Last EditedMonsieur  Feb 10, 2006 04:54pm
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News DateFriday, February 10, 2006 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFrancophone groups and opposition MPs are raising concerns about an appointment in Stephen Harper's government after learning the parliametary secretary for la Francophonie doesn't speak French.

Alberta MP Ted Menzies was sworn in on Monday as parliamentary secretary to la Francophonie and Official Languages Minister Josee Verner. He was also made parliamentary secretary to the minister of international co-operation.

Minority French groups like the New Brunswick Acadian Society say nominating a unilingual anglophone to this position shows just how hard it is to communicate with the Harper government.
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