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English or French? Federal government to review rules on when and where services are offered in both languages

The Liberal government has launched a review to update the 25-year-old rules for public servants providing front-counter services in English and French.

Treasury Board president Scott Brison and Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly on Thursday announced a review of the regulations of the Official Languages Act, which govern communications and services offered in government offices to Canadians in English and French. 435 more words

National

Tests d’immigration [citizenship] plus chers en français : le commissaire aux langues officielles blâme Ottawa

This should provoke some broader reflection within IRCC about the overall cost of citizenship and the related impact on the naturalization rate. Not just an issue of differential costs for francophones and anglophones: 544 more words

Citizenship

Government documents show Julian Fantino’s claims about doctored emails were wrong

A document obtained under access-to-information laws refutes former Conservative cabinet minister Julian Fantino’s claim that an email at the heart of an official languages complaint had been doctored, the… 542 more words

Defence Watch

Editorial: Graham Fraser's message

For members of linguistic minorities, trying to assert their rightful place in the wider community can feel like trying to run up the down escalator: stop, and they will go backward. 431 more words

Quebec

Quebec anglos need to push for their rights: Official Languages Commissioner

Quebec anglophones, like French-speakers elsewhere in Canada, need to be vigilant about ensuring their rights and needs are respected, says Canada’s outgoing Commissioner of Official Languages. 830 more words

Local News

@Kady's Watchlist for June 8 - Senate set to rewrite proposed new rules on assisted dying

After a brief one-day reprieve from parliamentary scrutiny, the government’s proposed new laws on physician-assisted dying return to the spotlight today as senators begin debating… 502 more words

Politics