In an interview recently Prime Minister Stephen Harper referred to French as Canada's first national language.
He was explaining why he likes to start his news conferences in French.
"We have to remember that the original word 'Canadian' meant the French-speaking inhabitants of North America," says Harper, " so it's our first national language. So I say it first and then I say it in English."
Yeah but the French were not the first ones in North America, so maybe it's not our first national language.
Maybe it would make mores sense for the Prime Minister to start his news conferences in Cree.