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Canada's Official Languages Legislative Framework

Official Languages in the Constitution

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms


Official Languages Act

Part III
Administration of justice
Part IV, V and VI

Services to the public, language of work, equal employment opportunity

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/O-3.01/page-8.html#h-13
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/O-3.01/page-10.html#h-14
Part VII
Support to community development and linguistic duality

Changes made to Part VII (2005) further to Bill S-3

Fact sheet
PDF Version (30 KB)

Minister of Justice Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage
Federal Tribunals All federal departments, institutions and agencies All federal departments, institutions and agencies Designated Federal Institutions
Fact sheet PDF Version (25 KB) Publications and guides

Interdepartmental Coordination

Responsibilities under the Accountability and Coordination Framework (s.17) PDF Version (77 KB)


Simplified Implementation Guide  (OLA s. 41)
PDF Version (104 KB)

Responsibilities under the Accountability and Coordination Framework (s.23) PDF Version (77 KB)

Guide for Implementation and Performance Measurement Tool (OLA, s.41) PDF Version (150 KB)

Official Languages Annual Report

Interdepartmental Coordination

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