Canadian diplomats don't have necessary foreign language skills

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Sun Sep 5 13:41:46 UTC 2010


Toronto Sun

 

Canadian diplomats don't have necessary foreign language skills: Harder

 

Only 33% of Canada's diplomats have the necessary foreign language skills to do their job, recently released figures show.

 

Auditor General Sheila Fraser took the federal government to task in 2007 after discovering only 16% of the 180 foreign service officers who were required to have advanced foreign languages skills for their positions, could speak the needed language.

 

Full story:

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/09/02/15229446.html

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