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Annual Report 2017-2018 - Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
"As this annual report shows, the Office of the Commissioner’s many activities in 2017–2018 prompted federal institutions to focus their attention on official languages, a matter of key importance in a year when all eyes were on the celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary."

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Faut-il moderniser la Loi sur les langues officielles?
OTTAWA – L’avocat spécialisé en droits linguistiques, Michel Doucet, estime qu’avant de vouloir changer la Loi sur les langues officielles, autant la faire appliquer. D’autres experts s’accordent sur le manque de volonté du gouvernement fédéral.

«Il y a toujours des risques à rouvrir une loi. On peut avoir de mauvaises surprises», prévient l’avocat acadien, Michel Doucet. «La loi telle qu’elle est, c’est-à-dire celle de 1988, est déjà assez complète et répond bien aux attentes de la communauté. C’est sur les règlements d’application qu’il faut agir.»

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The refusal by some to recognize mandatory bilingualism at the Supreme Court is indefensible and breeds its own sort of colonialism.
"Late in November, Sheilah L. Martin, a bilingual Anglo-Montrealer, who has had a prestigious career in Alberta, was nominated as a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) justice, filling the vacancy left by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s retirement. This appointment has fuelled the debate over the requirement that SCC justices be bilingual and over whether this requirement prevents the appointment of an Indigenous person. We witnessed this debate when Raymond Théberge, who was recently appointed Official Languages Commissioner, appeared before Parliament on December 5."

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