TITLE

THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON BILINGUALISM AND BICULTURALISM, 50 YEARS LATER

AUTHOR(S)
FRASER, GRAHAM
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Canadian Issues / Thèmes Canadiens;Fall2013, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Royal Commission played a critical role in bringing to the forefront the state of mutual incomprehension between French-speaking and English-speaking Canada. The key question was the one that Laurendeau and Dunton would ask at the beginning of every public hearing: "Can English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians live together, and do they want to? Under what new conditions? And are they prepared to accept those conditions?" These profound and existential questions made it clear that the commissioners were defining the mandate in a way that went to the fundamental issue of whether the country would, or should, continue to exist - and in what form.
ACCESSION #
110824108

 

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