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Encyclopedia > Official Languages Act (Canada)

The Official Languages Act of 1969 is an Act of Parliament which recognizes English and French as the official languages of Canada. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Look up Act on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Act may refer to: in law, a written document that attests the legality of the transaction. ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Canadian English is the form of English used in Canada, spoken as a first or second language by over 25 million Canadians (as recorded in the census of 2001). ...


The 1988 act is a new and improved version of the Official Languages Act of 1969, that was one of the major consequences of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism was a Canadian royal commission established on July 19, 1963, by the government of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson to inquire into and report upon the existing state of bilingualism and biculturalism in Canada and to recommend what steps should be taken to...


The primary impact of the 1969 act was in providing federal services in both languages, where population size warranted it.


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External link

  • Canadian Department of Justice - Official Languages Act text
  • Analysis of section 41 of the act

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