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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Official Languages

Second Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2009

Chair: The Honourable MARIA CHAPUT


Monday, June 1, 2009

Issue No. 8

Tenth meeting on:

The application of the Official Languages Act and of the regulations and directives made under it, within those institutions subject to the act

INCLUDING:
THE SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Special study budget ending March 31, 2010 on the application of the Official Languages Act)

THE THIRD REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Francophone Arts and Culture: Living Life to its Fullest in Minority Settings)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Robert D. Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada


WITNESSES:

Justice Canada:

Andrée Duchesne, Senior Counsel and Manager, Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Legal Dualism;

Marc Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Official Languages Law Group.

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:

Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages;

Ghislaine Charlebois, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Assurance Branch;

Lise Cloutier, Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Services Branch;

Pascale Giguère, Acting Director and General Counsel, Legal Affairs Branch;

Johane Tremblay, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Communications Branch.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Maria Chaput, Chair

The Honourable Andrée Champagne, P.C., Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Comeau, *Cowan (or Tardif), Dawson, Jaffer, * LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Losier-Cool, Mockler, Nolin, Tardif

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Nolin replaced the Honourable Senator Fortin-Duplessis (June 2, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Champagne, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Nolin (June 2, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Nolin replaced the Honourable Senator Champagne, P.C. (June 1, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Dawson was added to the membership of the committee (June 1, 2009).