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Letter: Language office a waste of money

Re: Budget cuts batter bilingualism in public service, Oct. 8.

Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser is upset that his office investigated 476 complaints during the 2013-2014 year — up 15 per cent from the previous year. 203 more words


Letter: Bilingualism part of Canadian identity

Re: Budget cuts batter bilingualism in public service, Oct. 8.

In light of Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser’s annual report, it clearly seems that consistent flaws in this regard in federally regulated institutions lie at the cultural level. 92 more words


Gazette Midday: Pressure mounts on PQ's PKP/Mégantic deaths avoidable - coroner

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Pierre Karl Péladeau says he will put his Quebecor holdings… 704 more words


Budget cuts batter bilingualism in public service

Canada’s language watchdog said Tuesday that government spending cuts mean federal institutions are failing to deliver services in both official languages.

“What I’m most worried about is public service entities that have direct contact with the public,” said Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser. 459 more words


Graham Fraser: Public servants are proud of bilingualism

Columnist Kelly Egan’s comments on the federal approach to official languages calls for a response.

Egan thinks offering services to the public in both languages is a “fine idea in theory,” but finds it excessive for somebody to check whether the government lives up to its obligations and for citizens to be able to file complaints when they think their rights are being violated or even (yes, the horror!) go to court when an organization fails to correct the situation after multiple infractions. 493 more words