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2013

Federal institutions must properly support Quebec's English-speaking seniors, says Graham Fraserarchived

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Quebec's English-speaking population has a faster rate of aging than its French-speaking population and, despite higher education levels among English-speaking seniors, nearly as many of them are living below the low-income cut-off as French-speaking seniors.


Federal language commissioner releases annual report: Fraser launches new mandate with call for action on immigration, courts and language trainingarchived

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser tabled his seventh annual report today on the state of Canada's two official languages. Reflecting on his seven-year mandate as Commissioner, Fraser noted that there has been a subtle erosion of bilingualism in the federal public service through...


Ottawa can account for all official languages funds transferred to provinces, says Fraserarchived

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Federal institutions have all the tools they need to ensure funds transferred to the provinces for official languages programs are used for their intended purposes, but not all of them dig deeply enough, says Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser.


Graham Fraser calls for increased accountability of language training reporting in the federal public servicearchived

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Federal institutions need to do a better job of reporting on their language training activities, expenditures and results, says a study released today by Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser.


Access to justice in both official languages: The commissioners urge the federal Minister of Justice to take actionarchived

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada and his counterparts from Ontario and New Brunswick are recommending that the federal Minister of Justice take 10 measures to ensure Canadians have access to justice in both official languages.


Bad news travels fast! - Reply to article by Luc-Normand Tellier in Le Devoirarchived

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Professor Luc-Normand Tellier has written a heartfelt response to the derogatory comments of a National Post columnist. According to Mr. Tellier, the Post columnist is reflecting majority opinion in English Canada. I would like to respond to this.


Canadian Forces implements majority of Commissioner's recommendationsarchived

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Canadian Forces is implementing changes to its Individual Training and Education (IT&E) system following recommendations received from the Commissioner of Official Languages in 2010, says a follow-up report released by the Commissioner today.


Open Letter - The Big Shift Also Speaks Frencharchived

Monday, April 08, 2013

John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker argue in their book, The Big Shift, that Canada has shifted west politically, economically and demographically, and that what they call “the Laurentian elite” has been left behind.


Graham Fraser and Michel Carrier mark the 20th anniversary of the recognition of the principle of equality of both official language communities in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedomsarchived

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Today, the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, Graham Fraser, and his New Brunswick counterpart, Michel Carrier, marked the 20th anniversary of the amendment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to include section 16.1. This section recognizes the equality of New Brunswick's two...


Federal Language Rights: Complaint Can Now Be Made On-linearchived

Friday, February 15, 2013

Citizens who believe their language rights have been infringed can now file complaints with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages through a secure e-mail account.


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