A Matter of Respect and Safety: The Impact of Emergency Situations on Official Languages

In October 2020, the Official Languages Commissioner for Canada also published a Special Report – A Matter of Respect and Safety: The Impact of Emergency Situations on Official Languages. The report is the result of an in-depth analysis of emergencies that occurred between 2010 and 2020 (Covid 19 pandemic for example). It provides an overview of Canadian’s official languages experiences and identifies potential solutions to improve the government’s compliance with official languages obligations in its communications with Canadians in times of crisis and emergency situations.