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To participate in the Movement for a Bilingual Capital

  • The Movement for an officially bilingual capital of Canada:
    • Web site: www.capbilcap.ca and email address: info@capbilcap.ca
    • Information about the movement: read the following document, which was published in Le Droit (September 10th) and read this Powerpoint presentation (October 20th)
    • The movement was created by Jacques de Courville Nicol, Linda Cardinal (director of the Chaire de recherche de l'Université d'Ottawa sur la francophonie et les politiques publiques) and Gérard Lévesque (legal adviser on language rights matters).

Support the Movement for an officially bilingual capital of Canada by completing the form for individual supporters.

If your represent an organization, send a letter of support such as this one to:

Movement for an officially bilingual capital of Canada
a/s Monsieur Jacques de Courville Nicol 
50, Rothwell Drive
Ottawa (Ontario) 
K1J 7G6

News

  • October 20th: Linda Cardinal was invited by the Regroupement étudiant de common law en français at the University of Ottawa to give a conference - Pour une ville d'Ottawa officiellement bilingue.
  • October 14th: According to the results of a questionnaire sent out by the États généraux de la francophonie d'Ottawa, 62% of the candidates to the Ottawa City Hall are in favor of official bilingualism.
  • October 10th: Luc Léger, coordinator of the États généraux de la francophonie d'Ottawa, publishes an open letter titled « Le bilinguisme, première priorité des États généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa » on the État généraux's Website.
  • October 9th: Guy Laforest, professor at Université Laval, gives its support to the Movement for an officially bilingual capital of Canada publicly, during a Big Thinking lecture that was held at the Parliament of Canada, in Ottawa. Watch the video clip.
  • September 23rd: The Movement for an officially bilingual capital of Canada publishes an announcement titled « L'idée prend de l'ampleur » in Le Droit about the movement.
  • September 22nd: Benoît Pelletier, professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, wrote a letter addressed to Jim Watson to confirm his support of the Movement for an officially bilingual capital of Canada.
  • September 10th: The Movement for an officially bilingual capital of Canada published a full page announcement in Le Droit, explaining the history and the importance of the movement for a bilingual City of Ottawa.
  • September 10th: Michel Ouimet writes a letter to the candidates seeking office as Mayor or Councillor of the City of Ottawa as well as a letter to Jim Watson. August 21st: Rheal Sabourin sends a letter to Jim Watson, in favor of making Ottawa bilingual.
  • August 17th: Rheal Sabourin writes a letter to David Reevely in response to his column in the Ottawa Citizen, published on August 16th, 2014. Read Mr Reevely's column, the letter Mr. Sabourin sent him and Mr Reevely's response.

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