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Monday, May 1st 2023 - Study matters relating to minority-language health services - Various Witnesses

Senator Poirier: Thank you for being with us. It’s really nice to be able to talk to you this evening about topics that are important to us. You’ve been the Commissioner of Official Languages for about three years. As we begin our study on health care services in official language minority communities, what do you see as the greatest challenge for Acadian communities with respect to health care services? Also, how could the federal government help address this challenge? I would also like to m…
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Monday, April 24th 2023 - Study matters relating to minority-language health services - Various Witnesses

Senator Poirier: Thank you to all the witnesses for being with us this evening. My question is for Mr. Désilets and concerns the consultation between the Société Santé en français, the French-language health networks and the federal government. Are you satisfied with the consultation mechanisms in place? Are they effective? Do they need to be improved and if so, by what means? Mr. Désilets: Thank you for the question. I think that the consultation mechanisms are quite effective. The last consul…
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Monday, March 27th 2023 - Study on the application of the Official Languages Act within those institutions subject to the Act - The Hon. Mona Fortier - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Senator Poirier: Thank you again for being here with us. I have a question, but I would also like to follow up on something. It was noted that the pool or number of bilingual employees has decreased. When a person in a bilingual position retires, are efforts made to replace that position or to place new employees in bilingual positions in order to maintain the same percentage? Ms. Fortier: As to recruitment in the public service, I can obviously say that a great deal of effort is made to ensure…
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