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Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick's 2016-2017 Annual Report
No requirement, no progress, and no equality

The bilingualism of senior public servants is a central theme of the 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Office of the Commissioner. In fact, it is at the heart of a study on the use of French in communications between Francophone representatives and senior management of government departments and agencies. It is also the topic of an investigation report on the absence of a bilingual requirement in competitions to fill three legislative officer positions. In this section, Katherine d’Entremont explains that the bilingual capacity of the senior public service cannot progress unless the knowledge of both languages becomes a requirement for appointment to a senior public service position.

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