Proposed language legislation adjustments pose extra ‘boundaries’ for Indigenous individuals, AFN says

Zakir Naik
Proposed language legislation adjustments pose extra ‘boundaries’ for Indigenous individuals, AFN says

By Canadian Press

Nov 29, 2022 | 12:01 PM

OTTAWA — The Meeting of First Nations says proposed adjustments to the Official Languages Act are more likely to create “boundaries” for Indigenous individuals hoping to work in federal establishments and advance to greater ranges. 

The nationwide advocacy group, representing greater than 600 First Nations throughout the nation, issued its warning to a parliamentary committee at the moment learning amendments to the legislation. 

Final spring, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s authorities launched deliberate adjustments to the Official Languages Act to modernize the laws, together with extra measures to advertise the usage of French. 

Among the many proposed amendments is the extension of language rights to federally regulated companies in Quebec or areas elsewhere in Canada which have a francophone inhabitants. 

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