I RECENTLY TRAVELED SOLO for two years in Asia, Europe, and South America. I was often the only Canadian — more often the only Montrealer. These are the questions I had to answer over and over again.
1. Yes, I speak English.
English is my first language, which is why it’s so good and accent-free. I’m not a rarity — there are many of us in Montreal. In fact, there are whole school districts and neighborhoods that are primarily English.