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SUMMARY

Promoting linguistic duality
Official languages governance
Language of work
Recommendations

FOREWORD BY GRAHAM FRASER

Linguistic duality and Canadian identity: From obligation to value

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Promotion of linguistic duality

CHAPTER 1: VITALITY AND LEARNING: INVESTING IN LINGUISTIC DUALITY

Promoting second-language learning

In search of a learning continuum
A positive step: The signing of a new protocol for agreements
Federal investments that benefit everyone
Establishing and testing a common framework of reference for languages for Canada

Strengthening community vitality

Commendable community projects
Paralyzing delays
A persistent problem
Barriers must be eliminated

Building on the 40th anniversary of the Official Languages Act

CHAPTER 2: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST GET BACK ON COURSE

Governance matters!

When airports neglect the rights of the public
Nunavut changes the rules

A year of major changes

A risky governmental approach
Not too late to get back on course

Decentralization or erosion?

CHAPTER 3: LEADERS WANTED

Two inspiring stories

Janet Bax: "French has always been part of my life."
Lissette Bonilla: "Everyone here feels free to use the language of their choice."

There is still a lot of work to do

Strengthening official bilingualism in the public service: Possible solutions

Leadership is key
The power of example
An engine of change
Innovate to stay on course

Linguistic duality in the workplace: An important value

CONCLUSION

Linguistic duality: A value and an advantage to harness

APPENDICE

Studies published in 2009–2010

Raising our game for Vancouver 2010: Towards a Canadian model of linguistic duality in international sport–A follow-up
Two languages, a world of opportunities: Second-language learning in Canada’s universities
Vitality indicators 3: Rural Francophone communities in Saskatchewan

Important language rights decisions

The Nguyen and Bindra cases
The Caron Case