If the Town of Hearst gets their way, the next time the Porcupine Health Unit in Kapuskasing hires a health inspector, they will have to be bilingual.
Councillor Rick Lafleur says this is something the board is struggling with due to lack of bilingual applicants.
Lafleur says the last time there was a posting for that position they had over 30 people apply and only one of them was bilingual. Lafleur says the one person that claimed to speak both English and French would not have even passed as bilingual.
Lafleur says one of the reasons there might not be a lot of people applying is due to the fact that they only have two schools in the country that offer the specific training needed.
The issue will be brought back up at the next Porcupine Health Unit’s board meeting in January.