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July 7th 2008

Commissioner Encouraging Comments from the Public On Province's Post-Secondary Plan

Fredericton, NB – The Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick, Michel Carrier, is encouraging members of the public to contact his office to share their comments on the provincial government’s Action Plan to Transform Post-Secondary Education, released on June 26.

The Commissioner’s e-mail address is commissioner@officiallanguages.nb.ca

The Commissioner’s interest in the Action Plan stems from his mandate to ensure that the provincial government’s programs and initiatives respect linguistic rights and the principles upon which they are founded.

“Post-secondary education is vital to the development of New Brunswick’s francophone population, in particular,” Mr. Carrier said. “My review of the province’s plan will focus on those areas that touch on language rights as interpreted by our Courts and I intend to bring any problem or concerns to the attention of the Premier and the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.”


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For more information, please contact Giselle Goguen, Director of Public Affairs and Research, at 444-4229 or giselle.goguen@gnb.ca