Bilingualism consultations launched i...

Bilingualism consultations launched in N.B

There are 8 comments on the www.cbc.ca story from May 23, 2012, titled Bilingualism consultations launched in N.B. In it, www.cbc.ca reports that:

Federal Heritage Minister James Moore has launched a series of country-wide consultations on how to best promote bilingualism when the federal government’s five-year plan ends next year.

Linguistic duality is one area of spending that has survived federal budget cuts.

“For me, it's about nation-building, it's about respecting our past and present and our bilingual future,” said Moore, who is also the minister responsible for official languages.

Moore started his cross-Canada tour by meeting with Acadian groups in Dieppe on Tuesday.

Moore also announced nearly $2.6 million in funding for the arts, cultural and official languages sectors in New Brunswick. The funding will support a total of 49 projects that will help boost tourism and strengthen the province's economy, he said.

The current Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008–2013: Acting for the Future, was also based on consultations, said Moore.

The $1.1 billion investment is used for education, the arts, economic development and to encourage immigration, he said.

"Canada's two official languages help define who we are as Canadians. They are the languages of our national dialogue and the ones that allow new arrivals to this country to participate fully in our society," Moore said in a statement.

"Thanks to our official languages, together we are building a prosperous Canada. These are the reasons why we are proud to hold follow-up consultations on the Roadmap."

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Peeved Taxpayer

Salisbury, Canada

#1 May 24, 2012
What a crock

I'll never vote Conservative again if they continue to force French down our throats.

Referendum Now!
Logic

Miramichi, Canada

#2 May 24, 2012
Peeved Taxpayer wrote:
What a crock
I'll never vote Conservative again if they continue to force French down our throats.
Referendum Now!
Every government is committed to this topic. Maybe you could hold up hope for the COR party to revive istelf from collapse. Good luck with that.

I would expect if the roles were reversed that you would not complain if English was being protected in such a manner. I would want something protecting my children's English language and culture.
notme

Moncton, Canada

#3 May 24, 2012
i will never vote conservative again because i am force English down my throat dam bilingualism

Since: Sep 10

Monckton

#4 May 24, 2012
Logic wrote:
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I would expect if the roles were reversed that you would not complain if English was being protected in such a manner. I would want something protecting my children's English language and culture.
If the roles were reversed we would all be speaking french with a national version of Bill 101.

Get serious will you ?
northern anglo

Alma, Canada

#5 May 24, 2012
notme wrote:
i will never vote conservative again because i am force English down my throat dam bilingualism
the Cons have actually increases OL funding, when we compare the ''Dion Plan'' vs ''the roadmap for linguistic duality''
Useta

Brampton, Canada

#6 May 24, 2012
northern anglo wrote:
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the Cons have actually increases OL funding, when we compare the ''Dion Plan'' vs ''the roadmap for linguistic duality''
notme was just being sarcastic.
sunshine

Canyon Country, CA

#7 May 26, 2012
Instead of forcing french down your throat, the government should be doing more marketing for the province. A good marketing team could bring many tech jobs, subcontracting with major aerospace companies, etc. into the province.
notme

Moncton, Canada

#8 May 26, 2012
how true our government should stop shoving English down the French throats and put the money toward shale gas exploration

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