Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Official Languages

Issue 20 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 27, 2013


OTTAWA, Monday, May 27, 2013
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The Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages met this day, at 5 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Maria Chaput, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Champagne, P.C., Chaput, Fortin-Duplessis, McIntyre, Mockler, Poirier, Robichaud, P.C., and Tardif (8).

In attendance: Marie-Ève Hudon, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Monday, March 25, 2013, the committee continued its study on the impacts of recent changes to the immigration system on official language minority communities. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 19.)

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Monday, March 25, 2013, the committee continued its study on best practices for language policies and second language learning in a context of linguistic duality or plurality. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 18.)

WITNESSES:

Statistics Canada:

François Nault, Director, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division;

Jean-Pierre Corbeil, Assistant Director, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division and Chief Specialist, Language Statistics Section.

Mr. Nault and Mr. Corbeil made statements and answered questions.

At 6:30 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Danielle Labonté

Clerk of the Committee