1930 – 1939
All events for 1930 – 1939
Canada’s public broadcaster (and precursor to CBC/Radio-Canada) provides programming for listeners in English and French.
The federal government creates the Translation Bureau in large part to improve access to federal services in French.
Franco-Albertans establish the Association des commissaires d’écoles de langue française de l’Alberta
The Association des commissaires d’écoles de langue française de l’Alberta elect Joseph-Oreux Pilon, a businessman involved in the community, as its first president.
The Supreme Court of Canada extends the scope of the equal authenticity rule for legislative texts to federal legislation
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the English and French versions of federal laws and statutes are equally authoritative.
The Acadian Education Association is officially recognized at the 10th National Acadian Convention in Memramcook, New Brunswick
Although it was created in 1936 in Campbellton, New Brunswick, the Acadian Education Association will not officially begin its work until 1938.
Legislative amendments by the government require the Bank of Canada to issue bilingual coins and banknotes.
January 1, 1937
Nova Scotia’s only French-language newspaper, Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse, hits the newsstands
In 1937, Désiré d'Éon launches Le Petit Courrier du Sud-Ouest, which would become Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse in 1972.
The Act Amending the Civil Service Act officially recognizes the principle of bilingualism in the federal public service hiring process for the first time in Canada’s history.
September 10, 1939
Despite some difficulties, the interests of both language communities are better represented than they were during the First World War.