Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future
The course to follow: towards a linguistic duality for everyone
The Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future puts into action the Government of Canada's commitment to promote linguistic duality and support the development of Anglophone and Francophone minority communities for the benefit of all Canadians. This unprecedented $1.1 billion government-wide commitment is based on the Government's clear leadership and a continuous and sustained dialogue with the provinces and territories, official-language minority communities and all Canadians.
Above all, the Roadmap is a reflection of Canadians' perspectives and a response to their concerns, mapping out areas for action on official languages: emphasizing the value of the benefits of linguistic duality; investing in youth to ensure a promising future for English and French in Canada; ensuring that communities will have access to key services, to foster their vitality and their contribution to Canadian society; reinforcing the economic development of official-language minority communities, and contributing to the country's competitiveness on the national and international stages; and ensuring efficient horizontal governance and coordination that will better serve Canadians.
Together, the course of action set by the Roadmap will lead to a stronger, more united Canada that continues to thrive on the benefits of its linguistic duality.