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October 17th 2006

Graham Fraser appointed sixth Commissioner of Official Languages

Today, Canada welcomed Mr. Graham Fraser, the new Commissioner of Official Languages.

Journalist, author, professor and lecturer, Mr. Fraser has had, for almost 40 years, a remarkable career which has straddled the language divide. According to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, “Graham Fraser will bring to the position a deep understanding of and sensitivity to Canada’s linguistic duality, a profound knowledge of Canada’s language policy and its impact on minority language communities, as well as the independence of mind of a journalist.”

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October 11th 2006

Announcement of the abolition of the federal Court Challenges Program

Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick announcement of the abolition of the federal Court Challenges Program

Fredericton, October 11, 2006 – New Brunswick’s Official Languages Commissioner has added his voice to those expressing surprise and great disappointment at the announcement of the abolition of the federal Court Challenges Program.

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June 7th 2006

RCMP and Official Languages in New Brunswick - Clarification

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Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick
RCMP and Official Languages in New Brunswick - Clarification

Fredericton, June 7, 2006 - The Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick, Michel Carrier, has issued a clarification of the current state of language rights in New Brunswick with regard to policing services, including those provided by the RCMP when acting as a provincial or municipal police force.

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January 31st 2006

Commissioner of Official Languages Submits Annual Report 2004-2005

Commissioner of Official Languages Submits Annual Report

Fredericton, N.B., January 31st, 2006 – The Commissioner of Official Languages, Michel Carrier, has submitted his annual report for 2004-2005 to the Legislative Assembly, in accordance with the province’s Official Languages Act (OLA).

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