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The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada releases a variety of material to the media regarding its work, activities, publications and the Commissioner’s opinions. More detailed information about Canada’s official languages and how Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages is protecting the language rights of Canadians and promoting Canada’s official languages can be found in our sections on publications, tools and resources and statistics.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, and Ontario’s French Language Services Commissioner, François Boileau, signed an agreement today that will allow their organizations to optimize their support to the citizens and communities they serve.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In the lead-up to Canada’s 150th birthday, Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser is recommending that the Prime Minister double the number of young Canadians who participate each year in second-language exchanges across the country in order to promote a better understanding and...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser will release findings from his 2011–2012 annual report on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 10:15 a.m. at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, in Ottawa. A technical briefing on the report will be held at the same location at 9:15 a.m.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Visitors are now almost always greeted in both official languages, but Parks Canada is having a hard time providing bilingual services at parks and historic sites, according to an audit report published today by the Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser.
New Publication Confirms Essential Role Courts Play in Clarifying and Implementing Language Rightsarchived
Friday, August 10, 2012
Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser today released Language Rights 2009–2011, a one-of-a-kind publication that reviews the major language rights decisions rendered by Canadian courts over the past two years.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser announced today that he will conduct observations at major airports across the country to help determine how readily Canadians can be served in both official languages.
Friday, July 20, 2012
I was disappointed by the reaction of a number of provincial and federal politicians when grants were announced for projects sponsored by groups from Quebec’s English-speaking community. The assumption behind the reactions was that these groups are promoting English at the expense of French. In my...
Monday, June 11, 2012
Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser is extremely satisfied with the decision handed down on Tuesday, May 29, by the Federal Court of Canada in Commissioner of Official Languages and Amellal v. CBC/Radio-Canada.
Industry Canada takes important steps to enhance the vitality of official language minorities, says Graham Fraserarchived
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Industry Canada is implementing Part VII of the Official Languages Act and has made notable progress to date, says an audit report released today by Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser announced today that he will carry out a study that could lead to improvements in access to justice in both official languages for all.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
On Friday, Savroop Kullar, a health sciences student at the University of Ottawa, told an international conference on post-secondary immersion why he was in the immersion program, taking many of his courses in French.