My sources in Ottawa have alerted me to a new private members bill which may be introduced some time in the next few weeks.
The subject: our Olympic athletes.
The proposed private members bill appears to be a logical extension of another recent private members bill, C-232, which requires supreme court justices to be fully bilingual. A bill fully supported by all of the opposition parties.
The new bill proposes that only fully bilingual athletes be allowed to represent Canada on the world stage.
An anonymous comment from the leader of a major party on the proposed bill :"There's a French fact in Canada, which is important. It's not the case that French isn't a part of the sports heritage, just look at the French terms in sports. Grand Prix, Dressage, Derailleur, and the sport of the common people, fencing, is full of French terms such as engarde, Coupé, Sabre and many more." adding "You want to get on the Olympic team? You might want to study a little French."
Sydney Crosby was unavailable for comment.