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  The Official Languages’ Act of Canada - Studies on the Canadian Constitution and Canadian Federalism - Quebec ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
With increased identification of francophones with Canada, and a greater role given to French Canadians and their language in the federal government, Trudeau hoped to rechannel Quebec nationalism and deliver a deadly blow to separatism in Quebec.
Bilingual districts might be set up in such areas of Canada where the federal government felt that the percentage of population of the official minority might be sufficiently great to warrant the establishment of bilingual services.
Section 19 established a Commissioner of Official Languages whose duties are to see that measures are taken so that both languages are recognized, to carry out investigations, to hear complaints and make recommendations to the federal government.
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/federal/ola.htm   (379 words)

  
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www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/official.html   (692 words)

  
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In 1985, the Official Languages Ordinance became the Official Languages Act.
This Act was amended in 1990 to recognize Cree, Chipewyan, Dogrib, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, Inuinnaqtun, Gwich'in, North Slavey, and South Slavey as official languages within institutions of the Legislative Assembly and GNWT, along with French and English.
Language planning in the NWT is complicated by the fact that there are eleven official languages, along with different dialects within each of the Aboriginal languages.
www.asu.edu /educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/Art1187.txt   (2236 words)

  
 Official Languages Law Group<
Complete the guidelines on the language rights of accused persons in criminal proceedings (sections 530, 530.1 and 841 (3) of the Criminal Code) and have them distributed through POLAJ and the official language minority associations of lawyers.
The Department’s draft policies on access to justice in both official languages were presented at federal-provincial-territorial meetings held in June 2001 and June 2002.
The objective of the study was to provide a picture of the situation relating to legal and judicial services in the minority official language and to determine possible solutions geared to the specific needs of the provinces and territories.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/franc/stat_rep_02_03/lawgroup.html   (1050 words)

  
 Multi-Year Action Plan for 2003-2006 for Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages ...
SWC is committed to enhancing the vitality of official language minority communities, to assisting in their development, and fostering the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society.
Official language minority women have also identified a common need for social development assistance, including funding and technical support in their efforts to address their issues and respond to the needs.
There is a growing need, among official language minority women's organizations and their membership, to become full and active participants in the movement for women's equality within their own constituencies and in the broader women's action at local, regional and national levels.
www.cfc-swc.gc.ca /pubs/ola/ola_plan0306_e.html   (3414 words)

  
 Official Languages Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
English and French are the official languages of the federal courts, and either of those languages may be used by any person in, or in any pleading in or process issuing from, any federal court.
English and French are the languages of work in all federal institutions, and officers and employees of all federal institutions have the right to use either official language in accordance with this Part.
In every Act of Parliament, a reference to the "official languages" or the "official languages of Canada" shall be construed as a reference to the languages declared by subsection 16(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to be the official languages of Canada.
laws.justice.gc.ca /en/O-3.01/89559.html   (7407 words)

  
 Canada Economic Development -- Implementation of Section 41 of the OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACT(Part VII) - 2003-2004 Status ...
Cooperation with Industry Canada and other economic development agencies for the establishment within the Industry portfolio of a common vision for intervention with official language minority communities.
In the Gaspé region, in the light of the difficulties in the softwood lumber sector, the Agency approved a Baie-des-Chaleurs CFDC project under which a development officer was hired to work in English with the municipality of Pointe-à-la-Croix and planning activities were funded.
The Agency has agreed on means of cooperation with Industry Canada in connection with the economic development component of the government's Action Plan for Official Languages.
www.dec-ced.gc.ca /Complements/Publications/LoiLangue-EN/etatrealisations_200304_en.htm   (3606 words)

  
 Official Report * 1525 * Number 024 (Official Version)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
I do not happen to think it is a very important point, although the fact that the House should always be operating in two languages is, and the House does, and there have been two languages used on this point of order.
I call on my colleagues in the Liberal Party, a party I worked with in having the Official Languages Act adopted across Canada, to reconsider and to insist on the application in fact here of the fundamental principle of this act as concerns the rights of the francophone members of this House.
I remember the great debate over the Official Languages Act in 1969 when I was a member of parliament, and I remember the commitment made by all three parties in the House at that time that the two languages would be absolutely equal here in the House of Commons.
www.parl.gc.ca /37/1/parlbus/chambus/house/debates/024_2001-03-01/han024_1525-e.htm   (620 words)

  
 Canada Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In 1965, Canada adopted its official, red and white flag with the centred singular maple leaf.
The National Flag of Canada and the flags of the provinces and territories are symbols of honour and pride for all Canadians.
Heritage Canada's role is to foster and ensure the understanding, protection and sustainable evolution of the cultural landscape, in particular of the architectural heritage of that landscape.
www.silverboulet.net /id61.htm   (2636 words)

  
 CIC Canada | Official Languages Action Plan 2003-2004
Canada is privileged to belong to and play a leading role in all three of those international forums.
Official language communities need to be consulted by federal institutions with substantial responsibilities for their development.
Official language minority communities (OLMCs) have asked to be consulted systematically by federal institutions that are developing policies or priorities on linguistic duality, to be informed of actions being considered in order to achieve those priorities, and to be kept abreast of actions undertaken and the results achieved over a given period.
www.cic.gc.ca /English/pub/ola-action2004.html   (6755 words)

  
 History of Bilingualism in Canada
This section also provides that both languages must be used in the records and journals of Parliament, and that its laws must be enacted and published in both languages.
The Constitution Act, 1982, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, is proclaimed, containing further constitutional guarantees respecting the status and use of the official languages of Canada in federal institutions.
The new Official Languages Act is adopted by Parliament.
www.pch.gc.ca /progs/lo-ol/biling/hist_e.cfm   (751 words)

  
 Foundation for Endangered Languages: Iatiku Newsletter - Endangered Languages of Canada
The members of the Steering Committee in Canada must be members of the CLA but membership of the subcommittees is open to other invited associates.
The Ogwehoweh languages are written using the English Roman writing system with various diacritic marks to emphasize certain sounds not found in English.
The Government of Canada does not recognize by law and legislation any of these 57 languages as official languages within the Constitution of Canada (1982).
www.bris.ac.uk /Depts/Philosophy/CTLL/FEL/i3/iatiku13.htm   (1011 words)

  
 Language page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Unfortunately the Government of Canada does not recognize by law and legislation any of Canada's 53 First Nation's Languages as Official Languages of the Country.
These two Official languages received further protection when they were entrenched in the Constitution of Canada (1982) in sections 16 to 23 of the Canadian Constitution's Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Perhaps one day the leadership at all levels in Canada will be able to sit down and discover the need to give constitutional protection to all Canada's First Languages with the resources that the official languages enjoy.
www.woodland-centre.on.ca /languages.html   (550 words)

  
 Settlement.Org: Language and Literacy > Canada's Official Languages
Settlement.Org: Language and Literacy > Canada's Official Languages
According to the Official Languages Act, Canada is a bilingual country.
Knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada is a legal requirement for granting Canadian citizenship.
www.settlement.org /site/LL/official_lang.asp   (232 words)

  
 Official Languages Act\Achievement Report 2001-2002\26. Canada Business Service Centres (CBSCs) - Printable Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Target promotional activities to official language minority communities (for example, outreach activities, advertising of CBSC services, and participation in trade fairs and seminars).
Include official language minority communities in consultations and evaluations, and participate in business advisory boards where these exist.
All centres are currently engaged in evaluation activities using a new framework that incorporates evaluation of client satisfaction with language of service.
www.industrycanada.com /cmb/welcomeic.nsf/ICPagesEPrint/834A54200AB2CE8A85256CCA00712EA3   (511 words)

  
 CIC Canada | 2000-2001 Report on Progress on Section 41 of the Official Languages Act
Measures were taken to ensure that the interests of OLMC and the Government of Canada were incorporated in departmental policies and programs as demonstrated by the inclusion of clauses recognizing the objectives of the Government of Canada with respect to official languages in Federal-Provincial-Territorial Immigration Agreements.
Canadian Heritage, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the province of New Brunswick are working together to fund a proposal submitted by La Société des Acadiens et Acadiennes du Nouveau Brunswick and L'association multiculturelle des immigrants francophones under the Interdepartmental Partnership with the Official Language Communities initiative.
The ceremonies were conducted in both official languages and stressed the importance of both French and English in Canadian society.
www.cic.gc.ca /english/pub/ola-progress2001.html   (2454 words)

  
 The Official Languages Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
PART II The journals and other records of Parliament shall be made and kept, and shall be printed and published, in both official languages.
The Secretary of State of Canada, in consultation with other ministers of the Crown, shall encourage and promote a coordinated approach to the implementation by federal institutions of the commitments set out in section 41.
The Secretary of State of Canada shall, within such time as is reasonably practicable after the termination of each financial year, submit an annual report to Parliament on the matters relating to official languages for which he is responsible.
www.solon.org /Statutes/Canada/English/O/O-3.01.html   (7298 words)

  
 Parks Canada Action Plan 2005-2008 - Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act
Work jointly with representatives of official language minority communities for the development of local, regional and national tourism infrastructure.
Ensure representation of Official Language Minority Communities within the workforce of the Parks Canada Agency.
The government of Canada is committed to enhancing the vitality of English and French linguistic minority communities in Canada and supporting and assisting their development and fostering the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society.
www.pc.gc.ca /docs/pc/plans/lo-ol/index_E.asp   (1155 words)

  
 Official Languages Act\Achievement Report 2001-2002\28. Canada's Digital Collections - Printable Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This program, which devotes special attention to official language minority communities, will continue to fund approximately 10 digitization projects each year in such communities.
Fourteen Digital Collections projects were executed by official language minority recipients in 2001-2002.
Three projects were approved, and in one instance additional funds were leveraged from outside partners such as the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Canadian Heritage, and the Minister of Acadian Affairs (Atlantic Region).
www.industrycanada.com /cmb/welcomeic.nsf/ICPagesEPrint/D8FFBB7467A03E9085256CCA00712EA5   (179 words)

  
 CTV.ca - Canada's official languages act needs kickstart - CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
That's the message from Canada's commissioner of official languages.
Dyane Adam says in the 30 years since it was brought in, there hasn't been much progress made in bilingualism.
Adam says change must come from the top, not because bilingualism is fashionable, but rather because it's a Canadian constitutional right.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/1025826422753_21235622?hub=CTVNewsAt11&subhub=PrintStory   (151 words)

  
 Status Report for 2002-2003 on Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages ...
The winning entries will be distributed to community groups, municipal staff and elected officials, and provincial ministries, and will also be presented at three conferences, including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' 2004 annual meeting.
NAWL's initiatives are systematically evaluated by its National Steering Committee, in conjunction with staff, with feedback from feminist academics, women's groups, NAWL members, government officials, and individual women particularly affected by the research.
Le Fonds pour l'avenir des femmes prévoit consolider le soutien qu'il a acquis dans certains milieux de travail, présenter son travail à des donatrices et donateurs éventuels et augmenter de façon appréciable l'appui qu'il reçoit au moyen de retenues salariales.
www.swc-cfc.gc.ca /pubs/ola/ola_status0203_3_e.html   (8741 words)

  
 Internal and external environmental scan implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act Department of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Internal and external environmental scan implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act Department of Justice Canada
Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Legal Dualism
An Approach for the Implementation of Section 41 of the Act
www.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/franc/41/scan/index.html   (104 words)

  
 Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act | Status of Women Canada
Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act
Status Report for 2003-2004 on Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act
Status Report for 2002-2003 on Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act
www.swc-cfc.gc.ca /pubs/ola/index_e.html   (219 words)

  
 The Atlas of Canada - Official Languages Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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The Atlas of Canada assumes no responsibility or liability for material on linked sites.
You should be redirected automatically in a few seconds.
atlas.gc.ca /site/english/official_languages_act   (52 words)

  
 Canadian Heritage Committee - Official Languages Act Complaint | Digital Copyright Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Microsoft and Sony-BMG malware commentary: Like finding out your brother's been sleeping with your girlfriend.
Note: While EFF is US based, they also work in Canada and have many Canadian members.
Unless otherwise stated, content on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons License.
www.digital-copyright.ca /node/view/562   (425 words)

  
 Table of Contents - Status Report 2002-2003 Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act
Table of Contents - Status Report 2002-2003 Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act
Program for the integration of Both Official Languages in the Administration of Justice (POLAJ)
Annex A - Outputs of the Regional Coordinators
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/franc/stat_rep_02_03/toc.html   (66 words)

  
 Official Languages Act
(a) prescribing anything that the Governor in Council considers necessary to effect compliance with this Act in the conduct of the affairs of federal institutions other than the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, office of the Senate Ethics Officer or office of the Ethics Commissioner; and
This Act or any provision thereof shall come into force on a day or days to be fixed by proclamation.
(z.13) section 53 of the Official Languages Act;
lois.justice.gc.ca /en/O-3.01/text.html   (7529 words)

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