There is something broken with how the Government of Canada and its agencies implement official bilingualism online. The RCMP have set up an e-mail conduit for tips related to the thwarted Valentines Day attack on a Halifax shopping centre.
The e-mail address they have created is RCMP.threatsinvestigation.enquetesurlesmenaces.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
Really? The inclusion of RCMP and GRC in the address is redundant. Certainly they could create two addresses, one in French and one in English? And surely the domain name scheme adopted by the government is silly. have rcmp.gc.ca go to the English landing page and have grc.gc.ca go to the French landing page.
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