ROCKLAND, ON, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today consulted minority
language communities in Eastern Ontario on their priorities in one of a
series of pan-Canadian Government consultations on official languages.
"Our Government recognizes the importance of Canada's official languages
to our communities, culture, and history," said Minister Moore. "We are
committed to protecting, celebrating, and strengthening linguistic
duality. We are now consulting with Canadians about the best ways to
proceed so that everyone benefits."
The Harper Government has undertaken extensive consultations to meet
with Canadians from all provinces and territories. In addition to
Rockland, consultations are being held in Victoria, Edmonton, Regina,
Winnipeg, Toronto, Sudbury, Québec City, Montréal, Fredericton,
Moncton, Charlottetown, Halifax, St. John's, Whitehorse, Yellowknife,
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 ensuring the vitality of official-language
You can access the online consultations at www.pch.gc.ca/olconsultationslo.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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