Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 17, 2016 10:00 ET

2016 Pan-Canadian Consultations on Official Languages

Minister Joly launches the consultations

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 17, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today launched the Pan-Canadian Consultations on Official Languages, which will continue until October 2016. These consultations will provide the Minister with food for thought on key issues and priority measures to adopt in developing a new multi-year official-languages action plan.

Minister Joly will be using a round-table approach, and will also make an online questionnaire available to the public.

The Minister invites all Canadians to take part in these consultations and to share their opinions or comments on the role of English and French in Canadian society.

Quick Facts

  • The public can follow the consultations via webcast at the following addresses:
  • The round tables will be held in provincial and territorial capitals, as well as in key cities where there are English- and French-speaking minority communities.
  • Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament (Edmonton-Centre) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, will support Minister Joly throughout the consultations.


"I was given the mandate to develop a new multi-year action plan for official-languages in order to rejuvenate government action, especially when it comes to supporting English- and French-speaking minorities. Our approach is based on open and accessible consultations with Canadians and on sincere co-operation with key stakeholders."

- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Associated Links

Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mandate Letter

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  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage