The Department of Canadian Heritage has launched public consultations toward the development of a new multi-year action plan for official languages in Canada. These public consultations seek the views of Canadians and many key stakeholders on their priorities in the area of official languages. These consultations will provide the information needed for priority-setting and options regarding new challenges and wise investments.
Glyn Lewis, Executive Director of Canadian Parents for French BC & YK recently attended the consultations in Vancouver, BC on September 9th, 2016. He has publicly shared his presentation made to Canadian Heritage. In his presentation, Lewis highlights some of the current challenges facing British Columbia in the delivery of French Immersion and Core French to BC's schools. He cites three areas of concern:
Lewis offered a number of recommendations to Federal Government (Department of Canadian Heritage), the Provincial Government, and post-secondary institutions. Here are but a few:
BCATML's Trish Kolber (French Language Representative) and Rome Lavrencic (President) will attend the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages Wednesday, October 5, 2016. A formal presentation and list of recommendations will be made before the committee.
The full presentation made by Canadian Parents for French and Glyn Lewis can be found by clicking here or by following the link below in your browser.
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