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Ottawa doit soutenir l'immigration anglophone au Québec, recommande le commissaire Fraser

Logical. Just as the federal government has to promote immigration to francophone communities outside Quebec to ensure their long-term sustainability, the same approach should apply in Quebec. 334 more words

Quebec

Ministers must tweet in both official languages says language czar

OTTAWA

The commissioner of official languages says federal ministers must tweet in both English and French.

A preliminary report from Graham Fraser concludes that former foreign affairs minister John Baird and Public Security Minister Steven Blaney violated the language laws with unilingual tweets. 177 more words

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Ministers must tweet in both official languages says language czar

OTTAWA – The commissioner of official languages says federal ministers must tweet in both English and French.

A preliminary report from Graham Fraser concludes that former foreign affairs minister John Baird and Public Security Minister Steven Blaney violated the language laws with unilingual tweets. 191 more words

News

Obituary: With a mix of wit and diplomacy, Max Yalden championed minorities

A career diplomat known for his frank wit and earnest advocacy on behalf of minorities has died. Max Yalden, 84, passed away Monday from complications associated with pneumonia, according to his son. 892 more words

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Don Macpherson: The myth of non-francophone control of the Quebec Liberal Party

It’s always amusing to read in the French-language press that the Quebec Liberal Party’s policies on identity questions such as language and “values” are dictated by its non-francophone electoral “clientele.” 604 more words

Opinion

Official languages commissioner gives Air Canada a slap on the wrist

OTTAWA
Canada’s official languages commissioner has once again criticized Air Canada.

Graham Fraser said Wednesday that the country’s largest airline has satisfactorily implemented just one of 12 recommendations made in 2011 about the service offered in English and French. 92 more words

Local News

Senate committee renews scrutiny of bill on public servants' politics

A private member’s bill that has been assailed as a “witch hunt” because it would force employees of Canada’s parliamentary watchdogs to disclose past political activities will be back before a Senate committee this week. 500 more words

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