Fredericton, April 13, 2018 – New Brunswick’s Commissioner of Official Languages, Katherine d’Entremont, announced her retirement today effective July 22, 2018.

In a letter informing the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of her decision, Ms. d’Entremont stated that following a 37-year public service career, the last five of which have been as Commissioner, it is time for other pursuits.

‘’I wish to express my appreciation to all New Brunswickers who call on the services of the Office”, said Commissioner d’Entremont. “Their complaints allow us to highlight problems with the administration of the Official Languages Act and make recommendations aimed at ensuring public services of equal quality in both official languages.”

Katherine d’Entremont was appointed Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick in June 2013. She will present her fifth and final Annual Report in June 2018.

“Protecting and promoting New Brunswickers’ language rights has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career,” d’Entremont continued. “I am proud to have contributed to the equality of our two official languages and our two linguistic communities, a most noble societal project.’’

The Commissioner will not grant end of mandate interviews to the media prior to the tabling of the office’s 2017-2018 Annual Report, planned for June 2018.

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