1930 – 1939

All events for 1930 – 1939
Commentator Lorne Greene broadcasting over the C.B.C. national network. 
1932

The Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission is established

Canada’s public broadcaster (and precursor to CBC/Radio-Canada) provides programming for listeners in English and French.
Image of two documents. One titled "News" and the other "Info"
1934

The Translation Bureau is created

The federal government creates the Translation Bureau in large part to improve access to federal services in French.
Joseph Oreux Pilon is the first president of the Association
1935

Franco-Albertans establish the Association des commissaires d’écoles de langue française de l’Alberta

The Association des commissaires d’écoles de langue française de l’Alberta elect Joseph-Oreux Pilon, a businessman involved in the community, as its first president.
1935

The Supreme Court of Canada extends the scope of the equal authenticity rule for legislative texts to federal legislation

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the English and French versions of federal laws and statutes are equally authoritative.
1937

The Acadian Education Association is officially recognized at the 10th National Acadian Convention in Memramcook, New Brunswick

Although it was created in 1936 in Campbellton, New Brunswick, the Acadian Education Association will not officially begin its work until 1938.
Banknotes with the portrait of King George VI
1937

The first series of bilingual coins and banknotes enters circulation

Legislative amendments by the government require the Bank of Canada to issue bilingual coins and banknotes.
Le Courrier Logo
January 1, 1937

Nova Scotia’s only French-language newspaper, Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse, hits the newsstands

In 1937, Désiré d'Éon launches Le Petit Courrier du Sud-Ouest, which would become Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse in 1972.
House of Commons in session. 
1938

The Lacroix Bill is passed

The Act Amending the Civil Service Act officially recognizes the principle of bilingualism in the federal public service hiring process for the first time in Canada’s history.
Portrait of Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King and Hon. Ernest Lapointe
September 10, 1939

Canada enters the Second World War as an independent country

Despite some difficulties, the interests of both language communities are better represented than they were during the First World War.