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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.”

If you would like more information on the above, we suggest you visit the website of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages at www.ocol-clo.gc.ca.

Furthermore, the Commissioner looks forward to meeting with Mr. Fraser in the very near future in the hopes of building upon the collaboration established with his predecessor, Dyane Adam. He is convinced that Mr. Fraser and he will successfully maintain this cooperation which will benefit the development of official languages in New Brunswick and elsewhere in Canada.