TITLE

25 YEARS UNDER THE CHARTER: AN EXPRESSION OF CANADA'S IDENTITY

AUTHOR(S)
Fraser, Graham
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Canadian Issues / Thèmes Canadiens;Fall2007, p100
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the 25 years of its existence, building on a conversation that began with the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the Charter has set off a chain of events that have started the process of restoring language rights, changing the behaviour of governments, and creating a new dynamic for linguistic minorities in Canada. The inclusion of language rights in the Charter, the Official Languages Act and its subsequent amendment are recognition of the intrinsic value of the English and French communities that have helped shaped Canada's identity. English and French are Canadian languages that belong to all Canadians; the Charter has accelerated a process to make this claim a reality.
ACCESSION #
27535128

 

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