Member of Parliament Bernard Trottier Announces Support for Canadian Dam Association

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 participants."

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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