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Federal institutions fail bilingual requirements: Queen's University expert

2012-10-18

Queen’s University philosophy professor Adele Mercier is available to talk about today’s report by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages that several major federal institutions (Canada Post, Elections Canada and Air Canada) repeatedly fail legal requirements to offer bilingual services.

“This is a disgrace and a shameful departure from the established bilingual identity of Canada, not to mention an open, public violation of Canadian Law,” says Dr. Mercier who specializes in the philosophy of language and linguistic theory.

Please note Dr. Mercier is bilingual and can do interviews in French and English.

Here is a link to the report from the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages: http://www.ocol-clo.gc.ca/docs/e/ar_ra_2011_12_e.pdf

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513, michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office: 613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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