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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 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

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@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


Air Canada consistently defying law: languages commissioner

OTTAWA – Air Canada consistently flouts the Official Languages Act and Parliament must do more to pressure the company to comply with the rules, Canada’s official languages commissioner said Tuesday. 458 more words


Languages commissioner says Energy East documents in English will spark complaints

OTTAWA — Canada’s official languages commissioner says he expects complaints galore because of the predominantly English-only documents TransCanada has given the National Energy Board on Energy East. 157 more words


Fraser: Pearson's dream of bilingualism, 50 years later

Fifty years ago, Prime Minister Lester Pearson rose in the House of Commons to articulate his government’s language policy. It was a remarkable statement, delivered a year before the first volume of the report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism was published and three years before the Official Languages Act was passed. 612 more words


Editorial: Time for the bilingual bonus to go

Wanted: Public servant. Required qualifications: Experience or education in a related field. Required language skills: Bilingualism.

Added bonus: $800 annually for fulfilling the bilingualism requirement. 412 more words