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November 9th 2009

People are Talking... about Official Languages

Fredericton – The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick is publishing today an insert entitled People are Talking… about Official Languages.

“Talk about official languages generally revolves around legislation, policies, and court decisions”, said Commissioner Michel Carrier. “We forget that, behind this issue, there are people first of all, members of our two linguistic communities. That is why, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the first official languages legislation, we offer these personal accounts by persons of all backgrounds.”

The bilingual insert is distributed in the province’s main daily newspapers. It can also be viewed online on the website of the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick. People are Talking...About Official Languages

“The personal accounts contained in this publication help us realize the progress we have made over the decades, the benefits of knowing more than one language, and the challenges that lie ahead,” said the Commissioner. “I wish to thank all those who agreed to share their thoughts with us.”


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For more information, please contact:

Hugues Beaulieu
Director of Public Affairs and Research
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick
506-444-4229 or 1-888-651-6444