PM welcomes reappointment of Graham Fraser as Commissioner of Official Languages

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the reappointment of Graham Fraser as Commissioner of Official Languages for a three-year term. This reappointment, which was recently approved by the Senate and the House of Commons, is effective October 17, 2013. Mr. Fraser has been serving as Commissioner of Official Languages since October 2006.  

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages was created in 1970 under the Official Languages Act to support, enhance and strengthen Canada’s linguistic duality. The Commissioner of Official Languages is an agent of Parliament responsible for the implementation of the Act, the protection of language rights of all Canadians and the promotion of the equality of status and use of English and French in Canadian society.  

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