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2011

Open Letter - CBC/Radio-Canada: An essential institution - Graham Fraserarchived

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rudy Desjardins is not a household name from coast to coast in Canada, in either English or French. Neither is Marie-Christine Gagnon or Susan Campbell. But in Alberta, Manitoba and small communities across Quebec, they are critical to the vitality of the audiences they serve. They are familiar...


Fraser braces for budget cuts, asks PM for more coherent official languages policyarchived

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to amend part of the Official Languages Act to safeguard the vitality of English and French minority communities across Canada and support Canada’s linguistic duality in a context of financial constraint.


Air Canada to improve bilingual service, following the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages’ auditarchived

Monday, September 19, 2011

Canadians need a greater commitment from senior management at Air Canada in order to receive a better level of service from the airline in the official language of their choice, an audit released today by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has found.


Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages following the death of Jack Laytonarchived

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It was with great sadness that I learned of Jack Layton’s death. He believed strongly in Canada’s linguistic duality, and his support will be missed. His contagious energy and enthusiasm marked political life. Canadians everywhere were moved and inspired by the courage he demonstrated during his...


The first step towards progress is knowledge - Graham Fraser archived

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Language is a sensitive subject in this country and in this community, and I appreciate the measured tone with which Mark Sutcliffe and the editorial page have responded to news of my plan to learn about the visitor experience in Ottawa. However, I disagree with the argument that I have stepped...


Achieving bilingual workplace requires public service leadership, says Graham Fraserarchived

Thursday, March 03, 2011

With many federal employees still struggling to work in the official language of their choice, Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages today released a study to help public service managers in bilingual regions foster a work environment where employees feel comfortable using English or...


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