Minister Glover asks the question to New Brunswick's Francophone and
MONCTON, NB, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian
Heritage and Official Languages, conducted consultations in Moncton
today to seek the views of New Brunswick's Francophone and Acadian
communities on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Meanwhile, all Canadians can have their
say by completing an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150.
Since December 2013, the Government of Canada has held 18 roundtables
all across the country on the celebrations in 2017. Numerous people who
are active in their communities and represent a wide range of
organizations or groups were able to make their voices heard.
More than 8,000 Canadians have already completed the online questionnaire on Canada's 150th anniversary.
The data collected will provide insight into the types of activities and
projects that resonate most with Canadians and will help us plan the
Over the next three years, as we approach the anniversary, we will
celebrate key historic milestones that have defined our country.
"The 150th anniversary of Confederation will be a golden opportunity to celebrate
our French-speaking communities across the country. I urge New
Brunswick's Francophone and Acadian communities to tell the government
how they want to celebrate their history, their values, and their
traditions with all Canadians."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Canada 150 Website
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