A new report conducted by the Fraser Institute finds that Canada is spending up to $1.8 billion annually to conform with Canada’s federal bilingual mandates. The study estimated the cost of government services in French at $55 per Canadian per year.

If that figure was applied to the U.S. population of 306 million, the cost of similar government mandated bilingualism could approach $19 billion annually. The complete study is available for free download on the Fraser Institute website.

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U.S. English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( www.usenglish.org ) now has more than 2 million members.