|By Marketwired .||
|May 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT||
TATAMAGOUCHE, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/14 -- Participants attending a conference in Tatamagouche from May 1 to 4 had access to discussions in both official languages. Organized by Slow Food Northumberland Shore, this conference on preserving local, traditional cuisine and agriculture was able to provide a translation and simultaneous interpretation service with the $2,971 in funding it had received. Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cmberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley), announced this support today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
-- There were close to 7.3 million Canadians with French as their mother tongue in 2011. -- In Quebec, 79.7% of the population reported having French as their mother tongue in 2011. -- There are minority Francophone communities in every other Canadian province and territory.
"Our government is committed to promoting both our official languages across the country. With this funding, we helped ensure that both English and French had a strong presence at this conference."
- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Our two official languages are an integral part of our country's history and identity. This support was a tangible contribution to facilitating dialogue and interaction between participants."
- Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley).
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages