Official Languages in Canada
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An amendment to the Northwest Territories Act gives English and French equal status in the Legislative Assembly and before the courts
This means that English and French are on equal footing.
It promptly discards the official use of French.
An ordinance and a resolution make English the only language permitted in schools and in the legislative assembly.
February 3, 1898
The four-page L’Ouest canadien features local and provincial news on pages 2 and 3.
The Saskatchewan Act and the Alberta Act allow the limited use of French as a language of public instruction
Francophones of various origins settle in the newly created province of Saskatchewan, establishing numerous small villages.
September 1, 1905
Alberta becomes a province due in large part to the efforts of Sir Frederick William Alpin Gordon Haultain, a lawyer and member of the Council of the Northwest Territories and the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.
The Juniorat Saint-Jean in Pincher Creek, Alberta, is a school run by Oblate priests for young men studying theology in French.
December 13, 1925
More than 400 people from all over Alberta lay the foundation for a new association.
October 22, 1926
The first meeting of the secret society of the Commandeurs de l’Ordre de Jacques-Cartier is held in Ontario
The society is a reflection of a certain amount of frustration among French Canadians who feel that their rights are being ignored.
Franco-Albertans establish the Association des commissaires d’écoles de langue française de l’Alberta
The Association des commissaires d’écoles de langue française de l’Alberta elect Joseph-Oreux Pilon, a businessman involved in the community, as its first president.
The amendment permits at least one hour of French instruction a day.
It is one of the first three provincial branches of the Canadian Parents for French network.
After decades as an independent post-secondary educational institution, Collège Saint-Jean is granted faculty status at the University of Alberta.
The Carnaval de St-Isidore is a unique opportunity for English- and French-speaking residents and visitors to celebrate Franco-Albertan culture.
March 6, 1982
Jean-Pierre Grenier wins the design competition organized by Francophonie jeunesse de l’Alberta.
It starts with a group of young Francophones who organize a family camping trip.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruling in the Mahe case recognizes the right of parents belonging to the linguistic minority to manage their own educational institutions, where numbers warrant
The Court stipulates that section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was “designed to correct, on a national scale, the progressive erosion of minority official language groups” and to “remedy past injustices.”
Alberta’s School Act is amended to recognize the right of Francophones to manage their own schools.
The provincial government creates the Secretariat in recognition of its French-speaking citizens and its commitment to them.
Through an agreement with the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta, Alberta’s Francophone community gives the Réseau santé albertain a mandate to develop the delivery of French language health services in the province.
June 28, 2007
The monument is created in honour of Franco-Albertans.
The Federal Court examines the reasonableness of the measures taken by the Canada Revenue Agency in relation to language of work
The Federal Court determined that the right of members of the public to communicate with and receive services from the Canada Revenue Agency in their preferred official language takes precedence over the constitutional language-of-work rights of employees of that institution—in this case, Luc Tailleur.
The Supreme Court of Canada upheld the constitutionality of the Languages Act of 2000, which provides that Alberta laws may be enacted in English only.
After years of lobbying by the Franco-Albertan community, the provincial government establishes a policy that recognizes Alberta’s French-speaking population.