Canada’s Official Languages Act celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Hilaire Lemoine
Language Policy Advisor/NLEAP Special Advisor/Language Policy and International Relations, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Ottawa

Article by Hilaire Lemoine

“Implementing an Official Languages Act in any country is an ambitious, complex and long term initiative. It is a process of social change. It goes far beyond the provision of Government services in both official languages. It is the manifestation of the Government’s commitment to promote the constitutional language rights of all citizens, and the willingness on the part of citizens to understand, respect and appreciate the language and culture of the other community, with the objective of building a cohesive and integrated society.”

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