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Categories: News

Over one-third of Canadians now wear a cloth mask when they leave their homes. Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, announced this week that we should all wear masks when we can’t keep a two-metre distance from others, so we will need many more masks. To meet this need, Canadians have got out

How about discussing Francophone tourism?

The federal, provincial and territorial governments have been taking measures in anticipation of the upcoming resumption of the economy to provide support to small and medium-sized businesses that sorely need it. We will see a slight downturn at the outset, and consumers will opt for local products and services to support our producers and sectors

On World Press Freedom Day

May 3rd was World Press Freedom Day, a day to honour journalists all over the world. Whether you live in Vancouver or Chéticamp; Montreal or Iqaluit; Salmo or Saint-Boniface, freedom of the press is important for your health and safety.  A free press helps us make sense of what is happening around us. They hold

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The Université de l’Ontario français in the news

The Université de l’Ontario français (UOF) is another step closer to opening.  This week the university’s board of directors named André Roy as the UOF’s new president. Roy, who is the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, will start in the job on August 1st. Over the coming months, Roy and his team

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Linguistic security: a stepping stone to progress

Back in the early 1980s, my grade seven French teacher, Mr. Belcourt (who was from Quebec) made a point of telling us that the Alberta school curriculum required him to teach us what he called “Parisian French” and not his own French, the French he learned in his home province. I wonder now how he

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Identity, pride, and friendly competition: the Canadian Francophone Games will be back soon!

The last three weeks have seen thousands of Canadian arts, sports, and entertainment events canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One postponement that will be felt deeply by Canadian youth is that of the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne (JEUXFC) 2020, planned for July in Victoria, British Columbia. JEUXFC organizers, the Victoria 2020

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What is school like without a classroom?

French schools in the Atlantic region are finding out since COVID-19 closed them earlier on March. While awaiting further direction and resources from their provincial and school board authorities, Atlantic schools have taken to social media to share activities, information, and support with parents and families. For example: École Boréale, a K-to-12 school in Happy

The Association de la presse francophone (APF) has good news for Canadians

I’ve been thinking about the value of news and journalism as I’ve been “social distancing” this week. It has never been more important that Canadians have timely, reliable, truthful, and local news. The personal and collective decisions we make depend on it. And the decisions we make do matter. I have some good news about

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Destination: Equity – International Women’s Day March in Moncton, N.B.

March 8th is International Women’s Day and I will be both celebrating and working for change, as much change is still needed. In Moncton, N.B., feminists are gathering for Destination Equity/Destination Équité, a province-wide event coordinated by the Alliance des femmes de la francophonie canadienne (AFFC), the Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick, and the New Brunswick

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The National Launch of Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie in an Era of Change

PRESS RELEASE OTTAWA, MARCH 3, 2020 – Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) has officially launched its 22nd edition under the theme LES RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE: AT THE HEART OF CHANGE! Along with spokespersons Anu Boucher and Bernard Voyer, as well as the Member of Parliament for Orleans, Marie‑France Lalonde, Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie kicked off the festivities