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Justin Trudeau calls to apologize to woman who asked English question in Sherbrooke

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently called a woman to apologize after answering her English question in French during a town hall session in Sherbrooke, Que. 392 more words

Canada

Liberals restore, update program to support equality rights court battles

OTTAWA – The Liberal government is restoring and modernizing a program that gives financial support to those mounting expensive legal battles to clarify and protect their language and equality rights in court. 200 more words

Canada

Who are an Dream Dearg?

On Friday night, it started.  My Facebook and Twitter feeds turned red as a defiant sense of solidarity shone from the screen.  Some people wondered what this new yet still familiar symbol filling up their screens meant – it means that Irish speakers have decided it’s time for a change in the conversation. 928 more words

Gaeilge

Scorn for multiculturalism in Quebec yields troubling results

Special to the Montreal Gazette December 15, 2016

Last week, news broke that the Parti Québécois had quietly tried to block prominent lawyer Tamara Thermitus’s candidacy for the presidency of Quebec’s human rights commission. 631 more words

Discrimination

Language Profiles: Breton (Brezhoneg)

When we think of Celtic languages, we imagine the lush green hills of Ireland, the windswept coasts (and absurdly long place names) of Wales, or perhaps the rugged landscapes of Scotland. 557 more words

Are you in or out? Indigenous and minority languages shaping the linguistic landscape (by April Passi)

After the chaos of a summer filled with travelling, working, family visits and July 1st “déménagement”, I was grateful to barbecue with good friends in my new backyard. 691 more words

Editorial: Jeffrey Liebman and the Quebec Human Rights Commission

Jeffrey Liebman, a hearing-impaired film-goer, filed a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission after he was denied access to a personal closed-captioning device. Cineplex Odeon said it couldn’t allow him to use the service in English because it was not also available in French for the movie he wanted to see. 423 more words

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