Re: Who's to say whether the plaintext matches the cryptoed text?
Situation: Bloke employed by gov to set up computer systems does not know how to set them up. Bloke comes from the French-speaking part of the country.
Your interpretation: Bloke got the job thanks to his fluency in French.
Well, maybe, maybe not ... there are more than enough highly trained computer professionals that master Canadian French in Canada.
More like, he got the job because, well, he must be somebody's mate, cousin, neighbour or something ... Shit, read the article again, here we have another guy who does not know what he is talking about ... A gov generally employs the alcoholics or nietsnut (Dutch, google is your friend) that have "connections" and that private enterprise has deemed useless, even for top brass positions.