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Monday 11 March 2013

A Contrast in Language

In Ontario:
Some bureaucrats are asking their staff to incorporate the language in both internal and external communications, including emails and correspondence to ministers.

But the cabinet office didn't order them to use the language, said a source in the premier's office.
Two different approaches.  The latter is about control, strength, owning the words that come out of everyone's mouths.  It sees bureaucrats as employees of the Government, not of the people, to be managed accordingly. 
The former is about empowerment, guidance, seeing the bureaucracy as a conduit between the vision and politicians chosen by the electorate and the people they all serve - the public.
Funny that its the first, not the second, approach that the Free Speechists and Libertarians seem to prefer. 

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