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2012

Commissioners Fraser and Boileau join forces to better protect Canadians’ language rightsarchived

Monday, November 26, 2012

Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, and Ontario’s French Language Services Commissioner, François Boileau, signed an agreement today that will allow their organizations to optimize their support to the citizens and communities they serve.


Canadians need greater access to second-language learning, says Graham Fraserarchived

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In the lead-up to Canada’s 150th birthday, Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser is recommending that the Prime Minister double the number of young Canadians who participate each year in second-language exchanges across the country in order to promote a better understanding and...


Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser to present his 2011–2012 Annual Reportarchived

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser will release findings from his 2011–2012 annual report on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 10:15 a.m. at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, in Ottawa. A technical briefing on the report will be held at the same location at 9:15 a.m.


Still work to do on bilingual service at Parks Canadaarchived

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Visitors are now almost always greeted in both official languages, but Parks Canada is having a hard time providing bilingual services at parks and historic sites, according to an audit report published today by the Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser.


New Publication Confirms Essential Role Courts Play in Clarifying and Implementing Language Rightsarchived

Friday, August 10, 2012

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser today released Language Rights 2009–2011, a one-of-a-kind publication that reviews the major language rights decisions rendered by Canadian courts over the past two years.


Bilingual service at Canada’s airports: A traveller’s odysseyarchived

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser announced today that he will conduct observations at major airports across the country to help determine how readily Canadians can be served in both official languages.


Open Letter - Profound misunderstandingarchived

Friday, July 20, 2012

I was disappointed by the reaction of a number of provincial and federal politicians when grants were announced for projects sponsored by groups from Quebec’s English-speaking community. The assumption behind the reactions was that these groups are promoting English at the expense of French. In my...


Federal Court asks CRTC to review the status of CBC/Radio-Canada station CBEF in Windsorarchived

Monday, June 11, 2012

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser is extremely satisfied with the decision handed down on Tuesday, May 29, by the Federal Court of Canada in Commissioner of Official Languages and Amellal v. CBC/Radio-Canada.


Industry Canada takes important steps to enhance the vitality of official language minorities, says Graham Fraserarchived

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Industry Canada is implementing Part VII of the Official Languages Act and has made notable progress to date, says an audit report released today by Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser.


Access to Justice in Both Official Languages: A Basic Rightarchived

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser announced today that he will carry out a study that could lead to improvements in access to justice in both official languages for all.


Open Letter - Numbers are deceptive, argument unconvincingarchived

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On Friday, Savroop Kullar, a health sciences student at the University of Ottawa, told an international conference on post-secondary immersion why he was in the immersion program, taking many of his courses in French.


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