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The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada releases a variety of material to the media regarding its work, activities, publications and the Commissioner’s opinions. More detailed information about Canada’s official languages and how Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages is protecting the language rights of Canadians and promoting Canada’s official languages can be found in our sections on publications, tools and resources and statistics.
Federal institutions must properly support Quebec's English-speaking seniors, says Graham Fraserarchived
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Quebec's English-speaking population has a faster rate of aging than its French-speaking population and, despite higher education levels among English-speaking seniors, nearly as many of them are living below the low-income cut-off as French-speaking seniors.
Federal language commissioner releases annual report: Fraser launches new mandate with call for action on immigration, courts and language trainingarchived
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser tabled his seventh annual report today on the state of Canada's two official languages. Reflecting on his seven-year mandate as Commissioner, Fraser noted that there has been a subtle erosion of bilingualism in the federal public service through...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Federal institutions have all the tools they need to ensure funds transferred to the provinces for official languages programs are used for their intended purposes, but not all of them dig deeply enough, says Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser.
Graham Fraser calls for increased accountability of language training reporting in the federal public servicearchived
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Federal institutions need to do a better job of reporting on their language training activities, expenditures and results, says a study released today by Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser.
Access to justice in both official languages: The commissioners urge the federal Minister of Justice to take actionarchived
Friday, August 16, 2013
The Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada and his counterparts from Ontario and New Brunswick are recommending that the federal Minister of Justice take 10 measures to ensure Canadians have access to justice in both official languages.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Professor Luc-Normand Tellier has written a heartfelt response to the derogatory comments of a National Post columnist. According to Mr. Tellier, the Post columnist is reflecting majority opinion in English Canada. I would like to respond to this.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Canadian Forces is implementing changes to its Individual Training and Education (IT&E) system following recommendations received from the Commissioner of Official Languages in 2010, says a follow-up report released by the Commissioner today.
Monday, April 08, 2013
John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker argue in their book, The Big Shift, that Canada has shifted west politically, economically and demographically, and that what they call “the Laurentian elite” has been left behind.
Graham Fraser and Michel Carrier mark the 20th anniversary of the recognition of the principle of equality of both official language communities in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedomsarchived
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Today, the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, Graham Fraser, and his New Brunswick counterpart, Michel Carrier, marked the 20th anniversary of the amendment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to include section 16.1. This section recognizes the equality of New Brunswick's two...
Friday, February 15, 2013
Citizens who believe their language rights have been infringed can now file complaints with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages through a secure e-mail account.