2021

Statement of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada on the modernization of the Official Languages Act

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Official languages have been the focus of much media attention over the past year. The amount of coverage they have received shows how important our official languages are to Canadians and what an essential role they play in Canadian society.


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada on the 2021 federal election

Thursday, September 09, 2021

During federal elections, all Canadians have the right to vote in the official language of their choice throughout the country and in designated polling stations abroad.


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada regarding complaints received on the appointment of the new Governor General

Monday, July 19, 2021

The appointment of a governor general who is not fluent in both official languages has elicited many reactions across the country since her appointment was announced on July 6th.


Open letter: Inclusion and respect for both official languages are not mutually exclusive notions

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Since the first Official Languages Act was passed in 1969, linguistic duality has been part of Canada’s national narrative. Our official languages form the foundation of our diverse and inclusive society.


Profound changes needed in the federal public service to ensure effective bilingual services to Canadians

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Tabling of the 2020–2021 annual report The glaring lack of bilingual capacity within the federal public service has resulted in many shortcomings in terms of official languages—shortcomings that have existed for too long.


Media Advisory: Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada Raymond Théberge to table his 2020–2021 annual report

Monday, May 31, 2021

Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, Raymond Théberge will table his 2020–2021 annual report on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.


Statement by the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada on the government of Canada’s reform document, French and English: Towards Substantive Equality of Official Languages in Canada

Monday, May 10, 2021

In the wake of the release of the reform document entitled French and English: Towards Substantive Equality of Official Languages in Canada, Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge conducted an in-depth analysis of the federal government’s proposed measures. The analysis was conducted...


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages regarding the temporary data breach on the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages’ website

Monday, April 19, 2021

We have experienced a technical problem on my office’s website over the past few days that temporarily exposed IP addresses associated with a number of complaint forms that were submitted to us.


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages on the Government of Canada’s reform document, English and French: Towards a substantive equality of official languages in Canada

Friday, February 19, 2021

“I have read the federal government’s intentions for official languages released today in its reform document entitled English and French: Towards a substantive equality of official languages in Canada.


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages on the Government of Quebec’s position on the modernization of the Official Languages Act

Friday, February 05, 2021

Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge made the following statement today: “Today, I learned of the Quebec government’s position on the modernization of the Official Languages Act. I am pleased to see that the two levels of government are working together amicably to modernize the Act.


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