French-Language Learning Opportunities in British Columbia

On October 18, 2016, in British Columbia, Canada, Canadian Heritage, Official Languages, by senjaffer

Earlier this month, the Senate Committee on Official Languages met with government officials, schools staff and young students to learn more about the opportunities to learn French as a minority language in British Columbia. For many years, Senators heard Canadians raised concerns about the limited access to French services and immersion programs. The Senate Committee […]

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day was established by the UN in 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. In Canada there are over 200 languages spoken, many spoken coast to coast to coast. The multitude of Aboriginal languages, as well as our two official languages of English and French, holds a special place in […]

Laurier LaPierre

Today’s blog post is to pay tribute to former Senator Laurier LaPierre, who died in December at the age of 83. Senator LaPierre came to national prominence on the CBC program, “This Hour has Seven Days,” a weekly news and currents affairs program that aired on CBC from 1964 to 1966. It’s well-known that Senator […]