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.
Between 1904 and 1911, explorer Joseph-Elzéar Bernier leads four expeditions to the Arctic for the Canadian government.
Federal government regional offices with bilingual staff open in Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories
In 1970, many federal public servants in the region speak French, as do almost all of the employees at Bell Canada’s new regional office.
In the 1970s, Bell Canada had recruited a number of French-speaking Quebecers to build the infrastructure needed in Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories (now Iqaluit, Nunavut).
These include the Partie d’huîtres, which takes place in October.
On April 1, 1999, the newly created territory of Nunavut inherits the Northwest Territories’ Official Languages Act.
In the Franco-Nunavut flag, the blue represents the Arctic sky, and the white represents snow, which is abundant in this vast territory.
The capital of Iqaluit is home to only French school board in Nunavut, which means “our land,” Inuit land. It covers the largest territory in Canada and has the fewest number of students!
The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut adopts the Official Languages Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act
The Official Languages Act recognizes the official status of the English, French and Inuit languages.
The Réseau de santé en français au Nunavut wants to help improve the health and wellness of Nunavut’s French-speaking community.