The Government of Alberta adopts its French Policy

After years of lobbying by the Franco-Albertan community, the provincial government establishes a policy that recognizes Alberta’s French-speaking population.

The French Policy outlines the guiding principles for the Government of Alberta to maintain existing French language services in Alberta and to develop new ones. An advisory council will also be created to ensure that Franco-Albertans have a voice in how the policy is implemented.

The policy also recognizes the Franco-Albertan flag as an emblem of Alberta.

Photograph: Mandy Siu