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  • The Two Solitudes of New Brunswick (Translated using Google Translate)

    PUBLISHED ON APRIL 13, 2017 FREDERICTON - New Brunswick has officially been bilingual since 1969, but the reality is different on the ground. Between indifference, incomprehension and even tensions, the Atlantic province lives, at its level, the two solitudes of Canada, according to the specialist of linguistic rights, Michel Doucet. BENJAMIN VACHET bvachet@tfo.org | @BVachet […more]
  • 6 more schools to offer early French immersion this fall

    Early French immersion will be offered at six additional schools in September, Premier Brian Gallant announced in Minto on Thursday. The six anglophone schools that will now offer French immersion, starting in Grade 1, are: Blackville School, Nelson Rural School, North & South Esk Elementary School, Keswick Ridge School, Minto Elementary Middle School and Montgomery Street […more]
  • Equality Health in French believes that Vitalite is under the tutelage of the government

      http://www.acadienouvelle.com/actualites/2017/04/11/egalite-sante-francais-estime-vitalite-tutelle-gouvernement/
  • NB signs an immigration agreement with government (French Immigration)

    https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2017/03/canada_and_new_brunswicksignimmigrationagreement.html  
  • Canadian airports: bilingualism has lead in the wing

    This article highlights the struggle to fill bilingual positions. It's very difficult to hire bilingual in areas where the majority population speaks one language or the other. This results in the necessity to hire outside of local to meet bilingual mandates, and results in the forced alteration of local demographics... a problem that NB has […more]
  • The agreement on the egalitarian envelope does not go far enough, according to the International Observatory of Linguistic Rights

    PUBLISHED TODAY AT 8:40 PM 0:002:02 Auto Auto The Equal Opportunities Agreement made public If the amounts that the Gallant government were awarding under the agreement on the equalization envelope were known, the protocol was not. An unveiling that satisfied some, but an agreement that the International Observatory of linguistic rights considers insufficient. The agreement […more]
  • Parks Canada offers more summer jobs for students (bilingual)

    Parks Canada offers more summer jobs for students Des figurants en uniforme de soldat font tonner un canon sur un rempart The Fortress of Louisbourg is one of Parks Canada's places in Cape Breton that will hire more students this summer. Photo: Parks Canada With the 150th anniversary of Confederation, federal agencies will hire many […more]
  • Paramedic project hits language snag

    Bilingualism barrier sinks pilot program in Edmundston – and it’s not coming here ADAM BOWIE THE DAILY GLEANER - March 9, 2017 Greg McConaghy, a paramedic in the Nackawic area and president of paramedics’ union CUPE Local 4848, says he’s disappointed to see the provincial government scrap one of four test sites in an advanced-care […more]
  • Moncton Hospital lays off several francophone employees By SIMON DELATTRE Tuesday 7 March 2017

    * This was NOT acceptable when it happened to Anglophone employees - and it is NOT acceptable happening to Francophone employees! * THE MONCTON CITY HOSPITAL. - ARCHIVES Annie Berthelot did not expect her career at the Moncton Hospital to stop so suddenly. After five months without incident, she was suspended. The reason: his level […more]
  • The logo of the Municipality appears in a comic strip bubble. The City of Ottawa logo between French and English quotation marks. Photo: Radio-Canada The project to turn Ottawa into an officially bilingual city for the 150th anniversary of Confederation is far from over. According to information gathered by Radio-Canada, half of the members of […more]
  • N.B. trial conducted in wrong language:

    It isn't always the right to be served in French that is lacking ... sometimes it's the right to be served in English. N.B. trial conducted in wrong language: 'It sounds like a Monty Python movie' (File photo) 0 0 THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, February 24, 2017 11:47AM AST Last Updated Monday, February 27, […more]
  • Hospital patient language survey results ‘far from being acceptable’

    More being served in preferred language, but not enough for officially bilingual province, expert says By Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon, CBC News Posted: Feb 22, 2017 7:45 PM AT Last Updated: Feb 22, 2017 7:45 PM AT Language rights expert Michel Doucet said New Brunswick should be doing better than it is in satisfying language requirements at hospitals, […more]

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