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2010

Commissioner looks forward after linguistic shortfalls of the 2010 Olympic Gamesarchived

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A lack of understanding of official languages responsibilities and a serious misstep in the opening ceremony undermined the opportunity to showcase Canada’s linguistic duality at the Olympic Games, according to Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser’s final report on the 2010 Olympic and...


Service Canada on the right track, says Commissioner of Official Languagesarchived

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Service Canada has shown remarkable leadership and made significant efforts to provide bilingual training to all front-line personnel, according to the Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser, at the launch of the audit report on Service Canada’s bilingual service delivery.


Statement by the Commissioner of Official Languages on the fifth anniversary of the changes to Part VII of the Official Languages Actarchived

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, issued the following statement today regarding the fifth anniversary of the changes to Part VII of the Official Languages Act.


Public service gets failing grade, says Graham Fraserarchived

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The second volume of Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser’s 2009–2010 annual report confirms that federal institutions are failing to provide Canadians with adequate service in both official languages have not created an equitable workplace and are falling well short in promoting Canada...


Language commissioners meet for first time, call on governments to step up effortarchived

Monday, August 30, 2010

The country’s five language commissioners (Canada, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario) are calling on the federal and provincial governments to step up their efforts to ensure the vitality of official languages. The commissioners made their appeal during the Language and...


Commissioner of Official Languages takes legal recourse against CBC/Radio-Canadaarchived

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser took legal recourse in Federal Court today against CBC/Radio-Canada, following his investigation into June 2009 budget cuts at the CBEF station in Windsor.


Canadian Forces still has work to do before its training system can be truly bilingual, says Graham Fraserarchived

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages, said today that “the Canadian Forces still has work to do before Francophone and Anglophone military personnel can say they have equal access to instruction in their own language.”


Graham Fraser Concerned about Government’s Laissez-Faire Approach, Calls for More Assertive Leadershiparchived

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In his fourth annual report, released today, Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser expressed his concerns about the impact of the government’s laissez-faire approach to official languages in the federal public service.


Media Advisoryarchived

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, the Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, will submit to Parliament Volume. I of his 2009–2010 annual report. The Commissioner will hold a news conference on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at 10:15 a.m. at the National Press Gallery, 150 Wellington Street, in Ottawa....


TFO’s Claudette Paquin wins the Award of Excellence – Promotion of Linguistic Dualityarchived

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, is proud to announce today that Claudette Paquin, Chief Executive Officer of TFO, is the second recipient of the Award of Excellence – Promotion of Linguistic Duality.


Raymond DesRochers deserves a place in the history of language rights, says Graham Fraserarchived

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, has expressed his condolences following the death of Franco-Ontarian Raymond DesRochers yesterday. Mr. Fraser stressed Mr. DesRochers’ contribution to the advancement of language rights.


The Commissioner of Official Languages presents development approaches for the Calgary Francophone communityarchived

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, today made public a study on development perspectives that will help enhance the vitality of the Calgary Francophone community.


The Commissioner of Official Languages presents development approaches for the British Columbia Francophone communityarchived

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, today made public a study on development perspectives that could help enhance the vitality of the British Columbia Francophone community.


The Commissioner of Official Languages presents development approaches for the Saskatchewan Francophone communityarchived

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, presented a study today in Regina on development perspectives that will enhance the vitality of rural Francophone communities in Saskatchewan.


Graham Fraser is pleased that all Canadians will be able to watch the Olympic Games in the official language of their choicearchived

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, is pleased today with the conclusion of an agreement that will allow for equitable access to French-language broadcasts of the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic games, thanks to the CPAC television service.


Official languages slow to take off at the Halifax airport, says Graham Fraserarchived

Thursday, January 21, 2010

An audit report published today by the Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, shows that the Halifax Airport Authority has only just begun to take action to meet its linguistic obligations, ten years after assuming full responsibility for managing the airport.


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