• 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]
  • Premier: Plea for early immersion ‘ironic’

    TAMMY SCOTT-WALLACE LEGISLATURE BUREAU Amid calls by the Opposition to scrap moving the early French immersion entry point to Grade 1, this week in question period a Progressive Conservative MLA asked the government to make sure students in her riding have the ability to sign up. PHOTO: TAMMY SCOTT-WALLACE/LEGISLATURE BUREAU FREDERICTON • Amid calls by […more]
  • Official Languages: Association of Cosmetology Reprimanded

    The New Brunswick Commissioner of Official Languages is challenging the NB Cosmetology Association for its services in French that are deficient. Robert Levesque, of the Salon Chez Robert in Bathurst, has been a member of the association since 1978. He has often had problems with the association, in other cases with regards to the offer […more]
  • Crowd protests changes to French Immersion in NB (Video)  
  • Parents feel pressure over French Immersion decision (paid subscription)  
  • Justin Trudeau faces formal language complaints after French-only town hall

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on the receiving end of three formal complaints filed with the federal commissioner of official languages after speaking only French despite English questions at a town hall meeting Tuesday night in Sherbrooke, Que. Nelson Kalil from the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada confirmed that three complaints had been […more]
  • NB opposition takes aim at early immersion program  
  • New French immersion enrollment numbers decline sharply  
  • Justin Trudeau apologizes over French school comment – REPRINT

    Justin Trudeau has stepped into his first political minefield as a Liberal candidate, issuing an apology Monday for calling into question New Brunswick's separate French-language school system, one of his father's enduring legacies. Mr. Trudeau made his verbal faux-pas last Friday when he told a group of New-Brunswick professors that a single, bilingual education system […more]
  • 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]

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