Manitoba adopts The Bilingual Service Centres Act

The French Language Services Policy is not backed with legislative guarantees.

However, the bilingual service centres, which are one of the preferred methods for promoting compliance with the Policy, are now recognized and protected by provincial law.

Section 2(1) of the Act stipulates that “one or more bilingual service centres are to be maintained for each bilingual service region to provide access to and delivery of a broad range of government programs and services in a person’s choice of either French or English.