Opinion

An opportunity to rethink federal support for official language communities

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act in 2019, our message is this. To the government: settle the funding, then lead the public conversation needed to come to a modern, comprehensive public policy statement for official languages.

In the last year, Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has led cross-country consultations on the next multi-year action plan for Official Languages.‎ It's time for a more fundamental review of how the Government of Canada supports official language minority communities.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Monday, May 29, 2017 12:00 AM

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