Canada’s language commissioner says he shares anglos’ concerns

Canada’s commissioner of official languages says he shares the concerns of Quebec’s English-speaking minority over proposed reforms to federal language policies.

“I do … share the concerns of Quebec’s English-speaking community that the addition of asymmetrical components to the act will undermine the equal status of English and French,” Théberge said in a statement.

“I therefore strongly recommend that the government focus on substantive equality rather than legislative asymmetry in order to protect official language minority communities across Canada and foster the development and vitality of both of Canada’s official languages.”

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