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2015

Caron Boutet Case: Not the ruling we’d hoped for, says Fraser, but it confirms the status of French in the West

Friday, November 20, 2015

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser hopes that governments in Western Canada will offer better services in French, following today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Caron Boutet case.


Court Ruling: Commissioner of Official Languages and CBC/Radio Canada back to square one

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser expressed his disappointment at a ruling delivered today by the Federal Court of Appeal regarding his court case with CBC/Radio Canada.


Commissioner Fraser wants to see better bilingual services during the election this fall

Friday, July 31, 2015

In his audit report released today on services provided in English and French by Elections Canada, the Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, concludes that the agency needs to make significant improvements to fully comply with the Official Languages Act.


Commissioner says Canada Border Services Agency is taking the high road in official languages

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has improved its commitment to official languages and Canadians should see the difference at border crossings, according to Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages.


Open Letter – A majority Francophone society

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I read with interest the editorial by Antoine Robitaille, who described my annual report (which dealt with immigration) as an example of “blind symmetry.”


Promoting linguistic duality among newcomers benefits all Canadians

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser is urging the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to put concrete measures in place and provide the necessary funding so that immigration enhances the vitality of official language communities across Canada.


Reminder/Media Advisory - Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser to present his 2014–2015 annual report

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser will release his 2014–2015 annual report on Thursday, May 7, 2015


Open Letter – French immersion, an important step towards language mastery

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I read with interest Aaron Hutchins’ article in Maclean’s on French immersion, and beyond the exaggerated headline I found a solid critique, not of immersion, but of a chronically underfunded school system.


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages about ministers’ Twitter use

Friday, February 20, 2015

There has been an interesting public conversation about the use of Twitter by federal ministers and their responsibility to communicate government information in both official languages.


Letter submitted to the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on the challenges facing CBC/Radio-Canada in an evolving broadcasting and communications environment

Friday, February 13, 2015

I am writing concerning your committee’s work on the challenges facing CBC/Radio-Canada in an evolving broadcasting and communications environment.


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages following the death of Max Yalden

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Max Yalden. Max Yalden assumed his duties as Canada’s second commissioner of official languages in 1977.


Fraser says Air Canada’s efforts are insufficient

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

According to an audit follow-up report released today, Air Canada fully implemented only one of the twelve recommendations Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser made in 2011 to help the airline improve services to passengers.


Letter to the Editor - Le Devoir

Monday, February 02, 2015

Comparing French apples to English oranges


Letter to the Editor - LeDroit

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Taking linguistic minority communities into consideration, regardless of region


Letter to the Editor – John A. Macdonald’s 200th anniversary

Monday, January 12, 2015

Macdonald set the bar for English-French relations


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