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Official Languages Committee Travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba - February 2018

Senate committee engages Manitobans to modernize the Official Languages Act The Senate Committee on Official Languages were Winnipeg on a fact-finding mission and hosted public hearings as part of its study on modernizing the Official Languages Act. Senators heard from francophone and bilingual community members, experts in the immigration, culture and arts, education, and health sectors. The committee also heard from municipal and provincial government officials. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Official Languages Act. Accordingly, the committee has been seeking innovative ways to reach targeted segments of the population. Committee members are anxious to see how the modernization of the Act can contribute to the equality of both official languages.