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Official Languages and French-Language Services

plan: The cash is in addition to the 2.2 billion over five years that had already been earmarked for these community groups, according to CTV. Canada's plan is a signal the federal government is serious about defending the country's two official languages, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said during the announcement. About two-thirds of the new money is dedicated to organizations that promote either French or English in cities and towns where the language is in the minority. The government's plan is three-fold reinforce minority-language communities; offer better access to French-language services outside Quebec; and promote bilingualism. He accused the prior Conservative government of underfinancing official languages programs and of not making the country's bilingual character a priority. It's not a secret that the French language outside Quebec has regressed over the past few years, Trudeau said to a friendly crowd of francophone community workers in Ottawa. ( As reported in the news.