This was not the type of “national listening tour” the Prime Minister had intended.
During a stop this week in Sherbrooke, the Prime Minister was asked (in English) a question about access to mental health services in Quebec.
His answer became less about what he said and everything to do with how he said it. Which was en francais
Watch Video: Prime Minister Trudeau’s response in French to a question asked in English becomes a top national news story.
While initially NOT apologizing for speaking in French he later remarked that he maybe should have responded in English
WATCH Video: Prime Minister Trudeau grilled about responding in French to a question asked in English
A language debate might not be what anyone wanted to start off a new year but it looks like we could be heading in that direction. Probably not quite the type of listening tour the PM wanted to engage with fellow Canadians