Quebecers will band together to promote French and governments need to have their back. But not at the expense of francophones in the rest of Canada.
Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Melanie Joly, pictured Oct. 2, 2020, on the Hill. Ms. Joly has excellent communication skills in both official languages, but as she discovered on the Netflix file, the devil is in the details, writes Sheila Copps.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly’s white paper on official languages has not even been released and already the opposition parties are lining up against it.
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MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.