TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament
(Etobicoke-Lakeshore), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover,
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced
funding for the Canadian Dam Association to provide translation
services at its annual convention, which was held in Montréal from
October 5 to 10.
"Our Government promotes our two official languages by a variety of
means across the country," said Minister Glover. "With this funding, we
helped make the Canadian Dam Association's annual convention an event
at which both English and French were strongly represented."
"Our two official languages are an integral part of our country's
history and identity," said Mr. Trottier. "In addition to allowing the
Canadian Dam Association to provide translation services during its
conference, federal funding facilitated exchanges between
The Government of Canada provided $5,000 in funding to the Canadian Dam
Association through the Support for Interpretation and Translation subcomponent of the Promotion of Linguistic Duality component of the Enhancement of Official Languages Program. This subcomponent aims to assist organizations that encourage
the participation of Canadians in both official languages at public
events and to increase the number of documents available in both
English and French.
The Government of Canada unveiled the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018 last spring. The Roadmap focuses on three pillars that will ensure the
vitality of English and French across Canada: education, immigration
and communities. As outlined in Economic Action Plan 2013, the
Government of Canada is renewing its unprecedented investment in the
protection, promotion and celebration of both official languages for
another five years. To find out more about the Roadmap, visit www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/pgm/slo-ols/strat-eng.cfm.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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