All events for 1990 – 1999
1999

The City of Moncton hosts the eighth Sommet de La Francophonie

New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province, hosts this international meeting.
Sign of the Supreme Court of Canada
1999

The Beaulac case marks a turning point in the interpretation of language rights

In this case, the Supreme Court of Canada recognizes that institutional bilingualism means “equal access to services of equal quality.”
Logo of Jeux de la francophonie canadienne
1999

The first Jeux de la francophonie canadienne are held

This sports and cultural event is held in the city of Memramcook in southeastern New Brunswick.
Parliament Building
1999

The Interdepartmental Partnership with the Official-Language Communities is created

The Government of Canada sets up the Interdepartmental Partnership to promote long-term development and increase the dynamism of both official language minority communities.
The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag
May 30, 1999

May 30 is declared to be the Journée de la francophonie terre-neuvienne-et-labradorienne

An Order in Council is passed by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.