Official Languages Act: A bill that needs amendments

September 22, 2022

Ottawa, ON — Joël Godin, Conservative Shadow Minister for Official Languages, anticipates a busy fall session as Bill C-13, an amendment to the Official Languages Act, returns to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.

“Francophone organizations and the report of the Commissioner of Official Languages clearly indicate that this project will need significant improvements. If we want to stop the decline of French, Bill C-13 will need to be strengthened. I am working on improvements that would affect, among other things, the role of the Treasury Board to make it a central agency, the addition of language clauses, and the achievement of Francophone immigration targets. There are many questions that arise from this bill. I respectfully ask the Minister to recognize the weaknesses in her bill and to accept amendments,” said Joël Godin.