A really terrible incident. This guy should be fired if this is true. Unfeeling jerk.
VAUDREUIL-DORION, Que. - A couple in Vaudreuil is furious after a paramedic started a language debate as their young daughter was convulsing in front of them.
Mark Bergeron can hardly believe that just 48 hours ago, while visiting relatives down the street, he had a brush with disaster when his two-year-old daughter Ella, went into a febrile seizure.
"She was staring off in the distance and not responding," Bergeron told Global News.
His daughter was suffering convulsions caused by an abnormally high fever - but it was when he called 9-1-1 that Bergeron says insult was added to injury.
The paramedic flatly refused to speak to him in English.
"I'm fluently bilingual, very comfortable in French," Bergeron admitted. "But there are some terms in French that I wouldn't understand unless I studied about it."
Mark Bergeron and his family say that what seems to have been a political statement made a frightening situation even worse.