Nova Scotia: Acadian Affairs Requests Feedback for French-language Services

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Nov 11 14:42:40 UTC 2006

Acadian Affairs Requests Feedback for French-language Services

November 6, 2006 9:31

Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians are being asked to provide comments
on draft regulations for the French-language Services Act. "The draft
regulations are the product of extensive discussions with Acadian and
francophone community leaders and government departments,"  said Acadian
Affairs Minister Chris d'Entremont. "Now we need to hear from all Acadian
and francophone Nova Scotians to make sure that the regulations meet their

The French-language Services Act, proclaimed in 2004, specified
regulations be produced by Dec. 31, 2006, that would clarify what
French-language services government would provide for the public. For the
last two years, the Office of Acadian Affairs has worked with government
departments and agencies, as well as with the Acadian and francophone
community, to find the best approach to delivering services in French
while respecting financial and operational realities of the public
service. The draft regulations outline departmental responsibilities to
improve service.

The document is now posted on the Acadian Affairs website at under the French-language Services Act link. The
deadline for feedback on the proposed draft regulations is Friday, Nov.
17. People can send their comments by mail to the Office of Acadian
Affairs or by e-mail to consultation at .


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