Conservatives tongue-tied on leader’s French fluency

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Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo - Common Domain

This photo of Peter MacKay was taken in Halifax in 2012 when he was Minister of Defence.

A few years back we were a host family for students in Quebec City wanting to improve their French. We did this for four or five years, and our role was to provide bed and board, and stimulate interesting (we hoped) dinnertime conversation with our students.