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Official Languages Act

Version of section 41 from 2015-06-23 to 2017-09-20:

Marginal note:Government policy

  •  (1) The Government of Canada is committed to

    • (a) enhancing the vitality of the English and French linguistic minority communities in Canada and supporting and assisting their development; and

    • (b) fostering the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society.

  • Marginal note:Duty of federal institutions

    (2) Every federal institution has the duty to ensure that positive measures are taken for the implementation of the commitments under subsection (1). For greater certainty, this implementation shall be carried out while respecting the jurisdiction and powers of the provinces.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (3) The Governor in Council may make regulations in respect of federal institutions, other than the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, office of the Senate Ethics Officer, office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner or Parliamentary Protective Service, prescribing the manner in which any duties of those institutions under this Part are to be carried out.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 41
  • 2005, c. 41, s. 1
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 23
  • 2015, c. 36, s. 147

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