Speeches

The Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada is an agent of Parliament whose duty is to promote Canada’s official languages and protect the language rights of Canadians. A critical component of the Commissioner’s job is to report to parliamentary committees in both the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada. The Commissioner of Official Languages also travels from coast to coast, participating in panel discussions, meeting key partners and delivering speeches on official languages to young Canadians, researchers, public service employees and community leaders. You will find many of his speeches here.

2016

Notes for an appearance before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my observations as part of your study on delays in Canada’s criminal justice system. I read your preliminary report with great interest. Your second recommendation, on the process for judicial appointments to provincial superior courts, particularly...


Notes for an address to the Executive Committee of the Public Health Agency of Canada

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I am very pleased to be here with you today. I would like to thank your president, Dr. Siddika Mithani, for inviting me to speak to you.


Notes for an address to the officer cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada

Friday, September 16, 2016

I would like to congratulate you on the 40th anniversary of the Royal Military College of Canada’s Language Centre.


Notes for an address to the staff of the Royal Military College of Canada

Friday, September 16, 2016

I would like to congratulate you on the 40th anniversary of the Royal Military College of Canada’s Language Centre.


Notes for an address to Privy Council Office staff

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

I would like to begin by telling you how very pleased I am to be here and to meet all of you.


Notes for an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages – Release of the special report to Parliament, On the road to increased compliance through an effective enforcement regime

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Yesterday morning, I submitted my special report, Air Canada: On the road to increased compliance through an effective enforcement regime, to the offices of the speakers of the House of Commons and the Senate.


Notes for an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages – Presentation of the 2015–2016 annual report

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

I am pleased to appear before your committee to provide an overview of my tenth and final annual report, which I tabled in Parliament on May 19.


Statement to the media for the release of the special report to Parliament, On the road to increased compliance through an effective enforcement regime

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Thank you for coming. This morning, I submitted my special report, Air Canada: On the road to increased compliance through an effective enforcement regime, to the offices of the speakers of the House of Commons and the Senate.


Notes for an address to the Global Affairs Canada 2016 Head of Mission Pre-departure Program

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

I would like to thank Linda Thompson for inviting me to talk about official languages as part of the 2016 Head of Mission Pre-departure Program.


Notes for an appearance before the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

Monday, May 30, 2016

I am pleased to appear before your committee to provide an overview of my tenth and final annual report, which I tabled in Parliament on May 19.


Statement to the media for the release of the 2015–2016 annual report

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I am pleased to appear before you today to deliver my tenth and final annual report.


Notes for an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages

Monday, May 02, 2016

I am pleased to appear today before this committee for the first time since the beginning of this Parliament.


Notes for an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Thursday, April 21, 2016

I am pleased to appear before your committee today to present my position on establishing a new Court Challenges Program.


Notes for an address at a breakfast tribute for the 50th anniversary of French immersion

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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Notes for an appearance before the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

Monday, March 21, 2016

I am pleased to appear before this committee today for the first time since the beginning of this Parliament.


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