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Does the prime minister need to be bilingual?

As the Conservative leadership race heats up, so too does the great Canadian language debate.

Former prime minister Lester B. Pearson didn't speak French, and other former party leaders like Ed Broadbent, Preston Manning, and Stéphane Dion were far from fluent.

Now, as the Conservative leadership race heats up, so too does the great Canadian language debate.

Our question this week: Does the prime minister need to be bilingual?

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