Modernizing the Official Languages Act: how the feds got it wrong
The federal government is poised to make fundamental changes to the Official Languages Act that will have profound effects on the language rights of a great many Canadians.
Canada's Minister of Official Languages Ginette Petitpas Taylor, pictured Aug. 25, 2022, in Ottawa. Bill C-13, an Act to amend the Official Languages Act, is based on unwarranted deference to Quebec, and is an unprecedented retreat by the Government of Canada from Parliament’s legislative powers, write Joan Fraser and Eva Ludvig. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade