Official Languages in Canada
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The Common Schools Act effectively removes public funding from separate Acadian schools.
The first Acadian national convention is held in Memramcook, New Brunswick, and will become the foundation of what modern Acadia is today.
August 15, 1881
August 15 is chosen as National Acadian Day.
The flag becomes the symbol of the Acadians of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Pierre Veniot is New Brunswick’s first Acadian premier.
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.
The Acadian Education Association is officially recognized at the 10th National Acadian Convention in Memramcook, New Brunswick
Although it was created in 1936 in Campbellton, New Brunswick, the Acadian Education Association will not officially begin its work until 1938.
Louis Robichaud will serve three terms, until 1970.
This annual festival is held on the Acadian Peninsula.
The Université de Moncton has campuses located in the three main French-speaking regions of the province: the northwest, northeast and southeast of New Brunswick.
Under the leadership of Premier Louis Robichaud, the provincial government passes the Official Languages Act, making New Brunswick Canada’s first and only officially bilingual province.
They are the Société des Acadiens du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador.
He asks the Supreme Court of Canada to render a decision on the authority of Parliament and the Government of New Brunswick to pass language legislation.
This is the first school and community centre in Canada.
In Edmundston, New Brunswick, 1,200 delegates discuss the creation of an Acadian province and a more equitable share of political power.
August 15, 1979
On the 375th anniversary of Acadia, the Société des Acadiens du Nouveau-Brunswick revives the tintamarre tradition.
A total of 327 young Francophones and Acadians from six regions of New Brunswick participate in this provincial event.
The Act Recognizing the Equality of the Two Official Linguistic Communities in New Brunswick is passed.
The Poirier-Bastarache report describes the findings of a New Brunswick task force on official languages.
It is the ninth provincial/territorial branch of the Canadian Parents for French network.
June 7, 1984
The first copies of the paper are delivered in 1984, and readership is still growing.
Canada is represented by the federal government and the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.
Dialogue New Brunswick sets itself apart from every other organization by eschewing political and economic goals.
The Charter is amended to include the principles of An Act Recognizing the Equality of the Two Official Linguistic Communities in New Brunswick.
Held during the first Congrès mondial acadien (World Acadian Congress), this Conference provided an opportunity for provincial and territorial ministers responsible for Francophone affairs to discuss common issues.
New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province, hosts this international meeting.
This sports and cultural event is held in the city of Memramcook in southeastern New Brunswick.
This bilingual international literary festival was created in honour of Northrop Frye (1912–1991), who grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick. It welcomes English- and French-speaking authors and attracts audiences from both official language communities.
In the Charlebois case, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal declares that New Brunswick municipalities are subject to the language obligations set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Further to this ruling, the New Brunswick government would undertake a review of the province’s Official Languages Act.
The new Act is a legislative milestone for the Government of New Brunswick.
August 6, 2002
It is the first Canadian city to show off its bilingualism!
The Société Santé et Mieux-être en français du Nouveau-Brunswick improves and promotes health services and programs in New Brunswick’s Francophone and Acadian communities.
April 1, 2003
Michel A. Carrier is New Brunswick’s first Commissioner of Official Languages.
December 10, 2003
In her proclamation, Queen Elizabeth II acknowledges the tragic consequences of the deportation.
Celebrations are held across Acadia.
These meetings will lead to the adoption of the Global Strategy for the Integration of Arts and Culture into Acadian Society in New Brunswick.
Protests from New Brunswickers make the province reconsider its decision.
The Court rules that the RCMP must respect the constitutional rights that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives the citizens of New Brunswick.
The New Brunswick Court of Appeal confirmed an acquittal by a lower court based on a peace officer’s failure to make an active offer of service in both official languages to the accused.
Ms. d’Entremont served as Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick from 2013 to 2018.
Canada and the United States play host to the 5th quinquennial World Acadian Congress.
He is appointed as Interim Commissioner after Commissioner Katherine d’Entremont retires.
Ms. MacLean begins her seven-year mandate as Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick, replacing Michel A. Carrier, who has served as Interim Commissioner since July 2018.