Canada’s official languages and you


A closer look at your language rights

Canada’s two official languages, English and French, are a fundamental characteristic of Canadian identity. Throughout its history, our country has passed laws, like the Official Languages Act, and adopted policies to better protect and promote its official languages for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada plays a critical role in ensuring that language rights remain a priority for government leaders.

To help you take a closer look at the activities of Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada and his office, as well as court rulings that have helped to shape language rights, information has been grouped into several sections:

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