Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

May 29, 2014 10:00 ET

Facilitating Discussions in Both Official Languages at Tatamagouche Conference

Government of Canada announces funding for Slow Food Northumberland Shore

TATAMAGOUCHE, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - Participants attending a conference in Tatamagouche from May 1 to 4 had access to discussions in both official languages. Organized by Slow Food Northumberland Shore, this conference on preserving local, traditional cuisine and agriculture was able to provide a translation and simultaneous interpretation service with the $2,971 in funding it had received. Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cmberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley), announced this support today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • There were close to 7.3 million Canadians with French as their mother tongue in 2011.
  • In Quebec, 79.7% of the population reported having French as their mother tongue in 2011.
  • There are minority Francophone communities in every other Canadian province and territory.

Quotes

"Our government is committed to promoting both our official languages across the country. With this funding, we helped ensure that both English and French had a strong presence at this conference."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Our two official languages are an integral part of our country's history and identity. This support was a tangible contribution to facilitating dialogue and interaction between participants."

- Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley).

Associated Links

Support for Interpretation and Translation component of Official Languages Support Programs

Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018

Slow Food Northumberland Shore

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca