Should the Official Languages Act be modernized?

Blue Sky

Despite that fact that only about 1.5 per cent of people in Saskatchewan identify French is their mother tongue, many schools across the province start every day singing a bilingual version of O'Canada. It's one of the ways in which the Official Languages Act is recognized in Saskatchewan. That act turns 50 years old this year and it begs the question of whether the Official languages act could be or should be modernized. We spoke with Janet Loseth from Canadian Parents for French, Shaunpal Jandu who is a linguistic duality ambassador with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, and Saskatoon author Canada Savage who is writing a book looking at the history of anti-French sentiment in this province.

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