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November 15th 2004

Commissioner of Official Languages Submits First Annual Report

Fredericton, November 15, 2004 - The first Commissioner of Official Languages, Michel Carrier, has submitted his first annual report, for 2003-2004, to the Legislative Assembly, in accordance with the new Official Languages Act (OLA).

In the annual report, which covers the first year of operation of his office, the Commissioner discusses the evolution of official languages in New Brunswick, his mandate and role, the setting up of his office, the establishment of a procedure for filing and handling complaints, and the complaints received.

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May 3rd 2004

Provincial French Pride Week 2004 - Literacy Contest

Congratulations to Mathieu Larocque, of "la Polyvalente Marie-Esther" in Shippagan and to Marie-Christine Arpin, of "l'École Marie-Gaétane" in Kedgwick, grade 12 students who have each been awarded a bursary in the amount of $1,000 from the Université de Moncton during the 15th annual Provincial French Pride Week. Both Mathieu and Marie-Christine were awarded this bursary after winning first place amongst the participants to the literary contest.

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April 1st 2004

THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGES FOR NEW BRUNSWICK CELEBRATES ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY ON APRIL 1ST, 2004

FREDERICTON, N.B. - April 1, 2004: This Spring day of 2004 marks the first anniversary of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick and of the designation of Michel Carrier as the first Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick. "A considerable part of my time during this first year of operation was taken to set up the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, to establish complaints procedures and to establish a network of cooperation with other organizations and individuals in the area of official languages.

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March 15th 2004

The Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick praises the French sector of the Department of Education for organizing La semaine de la fierté française

FREDERICTON (NB) - March 15, 2004: The Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick takes advantage of this day of opening ceremonies for La semaine de la fierté française (French Pride Week) at the Centre La fontaine School in Neguac to congratulate the Department of Education for this excellent initiative promoting the French language among the province's French speaking students.

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February 19th 2004

Radio-Canada - 50 years in Atlantic Canada

FREDERICTON, N.B.: - February 19, 2004: The Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick, Michel Carrier, takes the opportunity to wish Radio-Canada a Happy 50th Anniversary. On the 20th of February, 1954, the CBC's French network established itself as the first French language radio production centre of Radio-Canada in Atlantic Canada.

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