Reappointment of Commissioner Graham Fraser good news for English-speaking community of Quebec

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Montreal, March 7, 2013 –
The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased with the reappointment of Graham Fraser as Commissioner of Official Languages. The nomination was announced yesterday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  Pending approval by the House of Commons and Senate, Fraser, who has been serving as Commissioner of Official Languages since October 2006, will serve an additional three years after his current mandate ends on October 17.

“This is extremely good news because of the significant role that Commissioner Fraser has played as a bridge builder between the French and English-speaking communities, both in Quebec and in Canada,” said QCGN President Dan Lamoureux, noting that Mr. Fraser is well respected in Quebec and throughout the country and has been a voice of reason during sensitive language debates including the current controversy over Bill 14.

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