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OLLO - Standing Committee

Official Languages



OTTAWA, Monday, October 17, 2022


The Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages met this day at 4:06 p.m., in room W110, 1 Wellington St., the chair, the Honourable René Cormier, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Clement, Cormier, Dalphond, Gagné, Mégie and Mockler (6).

Participating in the meeting: Marie-Ève Hudon, Analyst, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the committee continued its examination of the subject matter of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, to enact the Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businesses Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.


Société Santé en français:

Antoine Désilets, Director General.

Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne:

Martin Normand, Director, Strategic Research and International Relations.

Fédération culturelle canadienne-française:

Nancy Juneau, President;

Marie-Christine Morin, Executive Director.

La Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique:

Lily Crist, Chair of the Board of Directors (by videoconference).

Antoine Désilets and Martin Normand each made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:03 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:08 p.m., the committee resumed.

Nancy Juneau, Marie-Christine Morin and Lily Crist each made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:59 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Gaëtane Lemay

Clerk of the Committee

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