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Bilingualism lacking at Kelowna International Airport

Canada's bilingualism watchdog is going undercover at eight major airports to see if travellers are served equally well in English and French. (CBC)

If you're boarding a flight to one of Canada's major cities this fall, you may bump into a spy.

A language spy.

Canada's Official Language Commissioner will be planting spies at major airports across the country to check on the level of bilingualism offered passengers.

Commissioner Fraser's people will be reporting on Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.

They will also be sitting next to unsuspecting passengers on Air Canada flights.

Although Kelowna International Airport will not have spies on site, it is ranked as the10th busiest airport in Canada, and it's undergoing a 20 million dollar makeover to accommodate the growing number of visitors to the region.

To see how well Kelowna International Airport accommodates its french-speaking visitors, we sent Madonna Hamel to ask for help, en francais.
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Daybreak host, Chris Walker, also spoke with Kelowna International Airport manager, Sam Samaddar about the challenge of making the airport bilingual for french visitors.
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