Canadian Government Asks CRTC To Study Minority Language Broadcasting
June 20, 2008 at 4:29 PM (PT)
The Canadian government is asking the CRTC to to report on the accessibility and quality of broadcasting services offered to minority French-and English-language communities.
Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie JOSEE VERNER said in a press release, "As the Roadmap for CANADA's Linguistic Duality attests, our Government takes very seriously the need to offer appropriate services to Francophones and Anglophones living in a minority-language situation. Our request to the CRTC reflects our commitment to the promotion of both official languages."
The CRTC is being asked to solicit the views of the public on the matter, as well as to identify the broadcast challenges facing minority official-language communities.