Speeches given by the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada

The Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada is an agent of Parliament whose duty is to promote Canada’s official languages and protect the language rights of Canadians. A critical component of the Commissioner’s job is to report to parliamentary committees in both the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada. The Commissioner of Official Languages also travels from coast to coast, participating in panel discussions, meeting key partners and delivering speeches on official languages to young Canadians, researchers, public service employees and community leaders. You will find many of his speeches here.

2017

Notes for an address at the Conference of Official Languages Champions

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I am delighted to be here today at this annual conference of official languages champions, which is taking place during this very special year of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Continue reading Notes for an address at the Conference of Official Languages Champions


Notes for an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages – Report on the audit of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to present my audit report of bilingual services to the travelling public provided by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), published only a few weeks ago. Continue reading Notes for an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages – Report on the audit of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority


Speaking notes for an appearance before the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

Monday, April 03, 2017

I would like to thank you for inviting me to speak to you today as Interim Official Languages Commissioner. Continue reading Speaking notes for an appearance before the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages


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