Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of former New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord as Special Advisor for the Consultations on Linguistic Duality and Official Languages. The appointment fulfills the Government’s commitment to conduct public consultations on the future of minority language policy as part of its strategy to update the Action Plan on Official Languages. In the 2007 Speech from the Throne, the Government of Canada affirmed its commitment to the principle of linguistic duality and highlighted the importance of promoting the two official languages.Read More
The Commissioner of Official Languages Releases Annual Report
Fredericton, November 19, 2007 – The Commissioner of Official Languages, Michel Carrier, has submitted his annual report for, 2006-2007, to the Legislative Assembly, in accordance with New Brunswick’s Official Languages Act (OLA). The Annual Report is also available on-line at www.officiallanguages.nb.ca.Read More
Source: Globe and Mail
VICTORIA -- Just months after praising organizers of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games for its commitment to bilingualism, Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages is launching a probe to ensure the 2010 Games doesn't shortchange francophone culture.
From sports commentary to cultural showcases, from Internet sites to athletes' chauffeurs, commissioner Graham Fraser wants to guarantee that the Games are fully bilingual.Read More
(Source: Province of New Brunswick, CNB)
New Brunswick's agreement with the RCMP will be amended to include the province's Official Languages Act. Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John Foran, and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Hédard Albert, made the announcement at the New Brunswick Acadian Society's annual general meeting on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Miramichi.Read More
(Source: Regina Leader-Post)
New Brunswick-raised Roch Voisine looks forward to playing in Regina promising the audience a rare concert.
"Usually, when I go to English Canada, it's 22 English songs and one French. This time, it's one French set and one English set. Hopefully, we'll draw a little more of the French population who don't often hear me sing French," says the bilingual singer and songwriter from his home in Montreal. "It's also an opportunity for the English audience to hear more of my French music."Read More
Commissioner of Official Languages Submits Annual Report
Fredericton, March 21, 2007 – The Commissioner of Official Languages, Michel Carrier, has submitted his annual report for, 2005-2006, to the Legislative Assembly, in accordance with New Brunswick’s Official Languages Act (OLA). The Annual Report is also available on-line at www.officiallanguages.nb.ca.Read More
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the fifth in a series of nine feature articles prepared for Heritage Week, Feb. 12 - 19, 2007. Entitled 'Spotlight on our Heritage', this series is a reflection upon the people, places, and collections of New Brunswick's past. This article has been prepared by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick, a proud partner in Heritage Week 2007. For more information on Heritage Week activities throughout the province, please visit the Heritage Week 2007 website.Read More