YELLOWKNIFE, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable James
Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the
Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister
for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario,
today consulted official-language minority communities in Yellowknife
on their priorities in one of a series of pan-Canadian Government
consultations on official languages.
"Our Government recognizes the importance of Canada's two official
languages to our communities, our culture, and our history," said
Minister Clement. "We are committed to protecting, celebrating, and
strengthening our linguistic duality. We are consulting Canadians on
the best path so that we can all benefit."
The Harper Government has undertaken extensive consultations to meet
with Canadians from all provinces and territories. In addition to
Yellowknife, consultations are being held in Victoria, Edmonton,
Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Sudbury, Québec City, Montréal,
Fredericton, Moncton, Charlottetown, Halifax, St. John's, Whitehorse,
and Iqaluit. Consultations will also be held in smaller communities
In addition, an online forum will enable Canadians who cannot take part
in the consultation sessions to share their viewpoints.
The Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future is an unprecedented government-wide investment of $1.1 billion over
five years that reaffirms the Harper Government's commitment to our two
official languages and to official-language minority communities.
You can access the online consultations at www.pch.gc.ca/olconsultationslo.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)