2022

Statement by the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada regarding his brief on Bill C-13

Monday, June 20, 2022

Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge made the following statement today on his appearance before the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages: “In March of this year, the Government introduced the highly anticipated Bill C-13 to modernize the Official Languages Act. The bill...


Our official languages: A value shared by all Canadians needs to be a real priority in Canada

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Tabling of the 2021–2022 annual report In 2021–2022, Canadians made it abundantly clear that they are deeply committed to linguistic duality.


Media Advisory: Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada Raymond Théberge to table his 2021–2022 annual report

Monday, June 06, 2022

Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada Raymond Théberge will table his 2021–2022 annual report on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.


Commissioner satisfied overall with Official Languages Action Plan, calls for timely implementation of next action plan

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Today, Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge released a report on the implementation to date of the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023: Investing in Our Future.


Statement by the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada on the preliminary investigation report regarding the November 3, 2021, speech by the President and CEO of Air Canada

Friday, April 08, 2022

Raymond Théberge, Commissioner of Official Languages, made the following statement today: As reported today, I have released a preliminary report as part of my investigation into whether Air Canada met its obligations under the Official Languages Act during the speech given by its president and...


Statement by the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada on the Government of Canada’s decision to refer the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in the FFCB case to the Supreme Court

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge made the following statement today in response to the Government of Canada’s decision to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in Fédération des francophones de la Colombie‑Britannique v Canada (Employment and Social Development): “I was...


Public opinion letter: Two Years into the Pandemic, Canadians’ Support for Core Values of Official Bilingualism and Diversity Remains High

Monday, March 14, 2022

Good news hasn’t exactly been easy to come by lately, but we could all use some, and I’ve got some good news that I’d like to share. According to a recently published telephone survey conducted by Environics and the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, an impressive 87% of Canadians...


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada on the tabling of Bill C-13

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge issued the following statement today: “The long-awaited tabling of Bill C‑13, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, to enact the Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businesses Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, is an...


Commissioner: Good news for official languages as support remains high across Canada

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Today, Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge released the findings of recent public opinion survey on official languages, which indicate that Canadians’ support for official languages is very high, at 87% overall. The survey, conducted for the Commissioner by Environics Researchlast...


Statement by the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada on the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in the FFCB case

Friday, January 28, 2022

Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge made the following statement today following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in Fédération des francophones de la Colombie Britannique v Canada (Employment and Social Development): “I am pleased that today the Federal Court of Appeal has...


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