28 November 2012

Bilingual Today, French Tomorrow and the Bigots of Yesteryear

Bilingual Today, French Tomorrow:

     Trudeau's Master Plan and How It Can Be Stopped
J.V. Andrew
Richmond Hill, ON: BMG, 1977
137 pages

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A Journey Through Canada's
Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing
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  1. But what about "Red Maple--How Canada Became the People's Republic of Canada in 1981"? That sounds pretty cool.

    1. Sadly, I've yet to come across a copy. That said, the description provided by Winnett Boyd in the Forward to Bilingual Today, French Tomorrow has me sold:

      "In his book, RED MAPLE, Kenneth McDonald traced the phenomenal growth of government under Prime Minister Trudeau to its logical conclusion - complete state control of Canada's economy and Mr. Trudeau's emergence, in 1981, as Premier of The People's Republic of Canada."

      Boyd later wonders whether the country isn't destined to have "the worst of both worlds and become La Republique [sic] Populaire de [sic] Canada."

      I suppose it's too much to hope for a revised second edition.

    2. If you can't find a copy, I can't imagine who can. I always wonder, with things like Superstorm Sandy, if we lose the last paper copies of things, in people's flooded basements in Queens.

    3. Truth be told, I haven't looked very hard. However, after Bilingual Today... I'm keen to track down every BMG title I can find.

  2. Move to NB and you will see every word spoken in the book come to life.

    1. I know New Brunswick well. Jock Andrew's predictions for the province are every bit as accurate as those of his BMG stablemate Kenneth McDonald - which is to say not at all. In this respect, both have something in common with Uri Geller and Jeane Dixon.

  3. Used to be three or four copies in every used book store in central Ontario when I was living there. I read it years ago and the only thing that turned out to be accurate was the belligerence of Ottawa bus drivers.