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  • Francophones see threat to future of French in Canada, survey finds

    Nearly three-quarters of francophones believe the future of their language in Canada is threatened. But just one-third of anglophones agree. That’s a key finding of a major national survey on perceptions of Canada’s two official languages commissioned by the Department of Canadian Heritage. According to the survey report, dated Nov. 3, 80 per cent of Canadians or more believe […more]
  • Parti Quebecois launches alternative campaign to Canada 150

    Vowing to bring “a little spice” to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, the leader of the Parti Quebecois launched an alternative campaign Friday to counter what he called the propaganda of the official events. Jean-Francois Lisee said the “Other 150” campaign isn’t designed to derail Ottawa’s party, but will “put holes” in the official narrative and […more]
  • Personality of the year 2016: Katherine d’Entremont (Translated by Google)

    Editor's note: In front of a government that did not hesitate to criticize it unfairly in the public square before finding after the late an infatuation for the bilingualism that still has to be proved and in front of members of the official opposition who went Until its removal and the abolition of its position, […more]
  • The Other Side of the Coin – Commentary by Sharon Buchanan – President of ARA

    The Other Side of the Coin ... A different perspective on bilingualism and language tensions Not in many years, and I would daresay never in my lifetime, has language been such a contentious issue in New Brunswick. I should know - I'm one of the leaders driving this bus. As the President of the Anglophones […more]
  • ME COMPANY Education in NB: Equal envelope includes $ 19.3 million over two years (Translated by Google)

    EXCLUSIVE - The egalitarian envelope provided by the Government of New Brunswick to catch up with the financing of francophone education system includes $ 19.3 million between 2016 and 2018. A study conducted in 2013 by Pierre-Marchel Desjardins, an economist and professor at the Université de Moncton, assessed the funds needed to ensure the equality […more]
  • N.B. parents grapple with prospect of early French immersion

    Monday marked the final day for New Brunswick parents to decide whether they want their children in French immersion in Grade 1. It's been a polarizing discussion since Premier Brian Gallant revealed French immersion would return to the first grade earlier in the fall. Mother of four Connie Wheaton has two of her children in […more]
  • Justin Trudeau admits bilingual comments were ‘cheeky’

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admits he may have been a little “cheeky” when he made a comment last week on bilingualism. When questioned by a Radio-Canada journalist if he supported the idea of Ottawa being designated a bilingual city, Trudeau asked whether the western Quebec town of Gatineau was ready to do the […more]
  • Nova Scotia and Quebec sign agreement on promoting the French language

    The governments of Quebec and Nova Scotia have signed a co-operation agreement aimed at preserving Canada’s French-speaking communities. This agreement is the first of its kind for the two provinces. It commits Nova Scotia and Quebec to increase funding for projects aimed at ensuring the vitality of the French language. The two provinces have also […more]
  • Quebec Teachers on list to fill void in NB Classrooms – Higgs (Paid Subscription)

    New Brunswick teachers should not be sitting at home while Quebec teachers are called to fill in at NB classrooms, says leader of the Opposition. Blaine Higgs says there's a shortage that needs to be addressed before even more french immersion teachers are needed next fall when the program is reinstated at grade 1. He […more]
  • Anglophone adults in Bathurst forge ahead en français

    Pauline Armstrong grew up in Bathurst and can understand her friends and neighbours when they speak French, but has a hard time having a meaningful conversation in the language, even after years of retail work. "It's in my head somewhere but some of the new words, I need to keep it fresh in my head," […more]
  • SANB calls on New Brunswick government to better defend Francophones

    The Société de l'Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB) proposes to Brian Gallant's government to take certain measures to better defend the Francophone community. The SANB will publish on Thursday a brief containing several proposals, including a proposal to increase funding for the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. "We saw a loosening of the Gallant […more]
  • Francophone teachers association sues government

    The Association of Francophone Teachers of New Brunswick, which represents 3,000 public school teachers, is taking the provincial government to court over what it sees as grossly insufficient funding for French schools. "We're not asking for icing on the cake, we're asking for the full meal deal. We're asking for equality," said Lucie Martin, vice […more]

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