English and French: Towards a Substantive Equality of Official Languages in Canada

Official Languages in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Opportunities

In 1963, the Government of Canada created the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (the Laurendeau-Dunton Commission) to examine the state of bilingualism in the country and to respond to the preoccupations being increasingly voiced by French Canadians, particularly in Quebec, that the French language and Francophones were victims of unacceptable inequalities within the federal government…

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