Six cities to host conference on the future of linguistic duality

Media Advisory

Gatineau, Quebec – (Marketwired – November 24, 2017) – As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages is organizing a conference on The future of linguistic duality: Our official languages, our identity. The goal of this flagship event, which will be held simultaneously in six cities and bring together some 300 participants across Canada, is to define a vision for the future of linguistic duality and to identify ways to make that vision a reality.

Date:
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time:
  • 9 to 10 a.m. HNE – Registration and opening remarks
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. HNE – Opening remarks by Interim Commissioner of Official Languages Ghislaine Saikaley and panel discussion on various topics related to the conference’s theme (media welcome)
  • 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. HNE – Group discussion on the future of linguistic duality and closing remarks (in camera)
What:
Conference – The Future of linguistic duality: Our official languages, our identity
Who:
Ghislaine Saikaley, Interim Commissioner of Official Languages
Where:
Rooms 206 and 208, Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

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Information

Media representatives are invited to attend the first part of the event. To cover the conference in the other cities, please consult the program below:

Location Address Media welcome
Edmonton La Cité Francophone
8627 91 Street NW (rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury)
  • 7:30 to 8 a.m.
    Registration and opening remarks
  • 8 to 9:30 a.m.
    Opening remarks from the Interim Commissioner of Official Languages and panel discussion (live pan-Canadian webcast)
Winnipeg Norwood Hotel
112 Marion Street
  • 8 to 9 a.m.
    Registration and opening remarks
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Opening remarks from the Interim Commissioner of Official Languages and panel discussion (live pan-Canadian webcast)
Montréal Marriott Courtyard
380 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
Rooms: Jean Beliveau A, B, and C
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
    Registration and opening remarks
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    Opening remarks from the Interim Commissioner of Official Languages and panel discussion (live pan-Canadian webcast)
Toronto Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor
Rooms: Galleria, Seminar room and Multimedia boardroom
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
    Registration and opening remarks
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    Opening remarks from the Interim Commissioner of Official Languages and panel discussion (live pan-Canadian webcast)
Moncton Crowne Plaza 1005 Main Street
Rooms: Acadian and York
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m.
    Registration and opening remarks
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Opening remarks from the Interim Commissioner of Official Languages and panel discussion (live pan-Canadian webcast)

For more information or to schedule an interview with the Commissioner, please contact:

Sylvie Lépine
Manager, Public Affairs
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Telephone: 819-420-4879
Toll-free: 1-877-996-6368
Cellular: 613-324-0999
E-mail: sylvie.lepine@clo-ocol.gc.ca
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Date modified:

2017-11-24