Canadian Parents for French (CPF) held a national forum for French-second-langue (FSL) stakeholders on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 in Ottawa. This forum provided an opportunity for national FSL stakeholders to review recommendations from a series of provincial and territorial FSL consultations that were made possible by the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, in co-operation with Canadian Parents for French (CPF). Two panels of experts discussed the provincial and territorial recommendations from public school and post-secondary education perspectives.
At the provincial/territorial consultations, FSL stakeholders across the country were asked to respond to findings from the national Vision and Challenges Symposium and to develop strategies, appropriate to their jurisdictions, which would assist in the realization of the goals of the federal Action Plan for Official Languages.
Provincial and Territorial FSL Consultation Reports
Speaking notes as presented by The Honourable Mauril Bélanger, Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament (Ottawa-Vanier) at the National FSL Stakeholder Forum April 21, 2004
Closing speech as presented by Dyane Adam, Commissioner of Official Languages, at the National FSL Stakeholder Forum April 21, 2004