The Annual Report of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada

The Annual Report of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada opens with a Preface which, among other things, highlights the major events regarding Official Languages during the period of 2019-2020, reminds the public health authorities of the importance of respecting the Official Languages Act during the Covid 19 pandemic for health and safety reasons, and reiterates the value of teaching the two Official Languages to give young Canadians the opportunity to become bilingual. The report contains 4 separate Chapters dealing with the events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act and its modernization (Ch 1), the Official Languages in Canadian society (education and community support) (Ch 2), the assessment of Official Languages services to the public and language of work within Federal Institutions (based on complaints and audits) (Ch 3), statistical tables covering the past 50 years of the OLA by activities (complaints, publications, audits and special reports, courts interventions, Parliamentary appearances) (Ch 4). The Annual Report closes with a series of Recommendations to Government.