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Giving Canadians Access to Information in Both Official Languages

Government of Canada supports the New Brunswick Breast and Women's Cancer Partnership

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

Canadians will be able to consult training and information documents produced by the New Brunswick Breast and Women's Cancer Partnership in both official languages. With $5,000 in support, the Partnership will be able to provide its coordinators with the official-languages tools they need, to build a better network of volunteers in the province's 15 First Nations, and to provide women with better information as it guides them toward prevention.

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts


--  In 2011, New Brunswick's population included 503,328 Anglophones and
    235,698 Francophones (first official language spoken).
--  In 2011, 245,890 people in New Brunswick, or 33.2 percent of the
    population, were able to carry on a conversation in English and French.
--  The number of Canadians with French as their mother tongue was close to
    7.3 million in 2011.

Quotes

"Our Government is a leader in promoting our two official languages across the country. Through this support, we are helping the New Brunswick Breast and Women's Cancer Partnership to communicate with Canadians in both English and French."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Our two official languages are an integral part of the history and identity of our country. This support makes it easier to share information for the prevention of women's cancers, a crucial area for the health of Canadians."

-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)

Associated Links

Support for Interpretation and Translation component of Official Languages Support Programs

Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018

New Brunswick Breast and Women's Cancer Partnership

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