'If any candidate requires interpretation, it is almost an insurmountable handicap.'
Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser sits in his office in front of framed political cartoons, mostly of him. He keeps them there as a reminder that 'this was an issue that Canadians could laugh about.' The Hill Times photograph by Chelsea Nash
It’s crucial for both judges on the Supreme Court and political party leaders in Canada to know both French and English, says Canada’s official languages commissioner.
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