• ARANB Letter to All Senators, MPs and Premiers

    November 26, 2018  To: All Canadian Senators, MPs and Premiers, Re: Comments and Objections to Bill S209 Amendments to the Official Languages Act As you may be aware, the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages is conducting hearings on changes to the Official Languages Act. We have serious concerns regarding these hearings. We are the […more]
  • D’Entremont on Paramedics

    Here is the explanation of why the paramedic situation is being managed the way it is. In September of 2013, our Language Commissioner received a complaint about language service on an ambulance call. The two ambulance attendants were unilingual English and were responding to a call to a French individual. Their lack of capability in […more]

    Sorry this is complicated but there are actually four types of duality: • Education duality • Healthcare duality • Linguistic Duality • Busing duality   Education Duality This came about as a demand by the Francophone community and was codified into law in Bill 88 in 1982. That Bill specified that the Francophone community would […more]

    No matter how many times a salesperson tells you that a pair of shoes look great and you should buy them, it doesn’t change the fact they hurt your feet. In the fall of 2016, ex Premier Gallant presented a speech to the Chamber of Commerce in Saint John trumpeting how great bilingualism is. Today […more]