1999

Dyane Adam is appointed as the fifth Commissioner of Official Languages

From the moment she takes office, Commissioner Adam defines her role as an agent of change.

She showed commitment and determination in protecting and promoting English and French across Canada.

To ensure that her actions led to concrete results, Commissioner Adam denounced the indifference of federal institutions toward official languages. She pressed the government to take prompt corrective action so that all Canadians, regardless of where they lived or worked, would have equal opportunities to exercise their language rights.

Photographer: JM Carisse

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