Sunday, May 14, 2006

Pardon My French

The Globe and Mail has had to publish a rather embarrassing correction about the French-language skills of Gerard Kennedy and Maurizio Bevilacqua:

Due to an error in the article published in Saturday's Globe and Mail, Gerard Kennedy and Maurizio Bevilacqua were misidentified as failing to meet the requirements for a bilingualism certificate. Anyone receiving a grade of 2 or more would be deemed bilingual. Both Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Bevilacqua received a grading of 2. A corrected version of Saturday's story appears below.

Somebody at Canada's Natural Governing Newspaper is going to be taken to the woodshed for embarrassing golden boy Kennedy needlessly.

Oh, and what's his name too, but had the goof been only about Bevilacqua's bilingualism, the appropriate correction and expression of regret would have been buried on page 42.

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