The Royal Commission on Government Organization files its report

The 1960–1962 Royal Commission, also known as the Glassco Commission raises the issue of bilingualism in the public service.

The Glassco Report agreed that the government was required to provide service both official languages and that French-speaking public servants must be able to work in an environment in which they could use their own language.

These recommendations were the basis for a provision in the 1961 Civil Service Act that required the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to appoint a sufficient number of employees who were proficient in English or French to departments and local offices, and to establish a language training centre.

On February 1, 1966, CSC announced that second official language skills or the willingness to acquire them would be a merit factor.