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International Mother Language Day - February 21

by  Ruslana Westerlund

Did you know that nearly 40% of the world’s population lack access to education in their own language according to this report from UNESCO… 557 more words

Language Learners

A guide to Quebec’s signs language law

February 4, 2015
The Suburban

The following is a guide to Bill 101’s language of signs provisions, as contained on the Quebec government site publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca… 806 more words

News Clip

French words of the day: droits linguistiques

Today is a historical day. The Supreme Court of Canada will be making a ruling about language rights (droits linguistiques). Its judges will decide whether the governments of two Canadian provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, had the right to declare themselves unilingual (Anglophone) in 1988. 16 more words

Discovering French Words

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

Urgences Santé website to be bilingual

Thank you to D’Arcy McGee MNA David Birnbaum for his interest in advancing this dossier. Each time I contact him concerning local and language issues he and his skilled staff are quick to respond and to make representation to the relevant ministers. 25 more words

Safety

Editorial: Bill 10, on health administration, still needs work

If Health Minister Gaétan Barrette had had his way, Bill 10, the biggest shakeup in decades of how the Quebec health system is managed, would have been swiftly passed into law before the National Assembly broke for Christmas. 511 more words

Editorials

Pushing for bilingual highway safety signs

The Suburban, Jan. 7, 2015

Harold Staviss is keeping up the fight to have bilingual highway safety signage in Quebec, rejecting the transport department’s argument that the signs have nothing to do with health or public security and thus do not require English under the law. 247 more words

Safety