Fifty Years of Official Bilingualism: Challenges, Analyses and Testimonies: A series of analyses (political, scholarly, retrospective) on the progress accomplished since the final report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, some 50 years ago, and on the challenges still to be met.

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Information about the co-authors:

Richard Clément

Pierre Foucher

Table of contents



Graham Fraser

Progress and challenges


1.      Fifty Years Later: The Legacy of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism

Graham Fraser

2.      French, the Common Language of Quebec

Pierre Curzi

3.      Does Bilingualism have a future in Canada?

Stéphane Dion

4.      50 years after the Laurendeau-Dunton Commission: The Journey of French Ontario

François Boileau

5.      A Manitoban Perspective on the B and B Commission.

Roger Turenne

6.      Bilingualism in Canada: Challenges for the Future

Raymond-M. Hébert

7.      Official Bilingualism: Fair Exchange?

Sherry Simon


Studies and specific issues

8.      The Legacy of the Laurendeau‑Dunton Commission and the Principle of Cultural Equality

Michelle Landry 

9.      The Impact of Book IV of the Report of the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism on Fundamental Rights and Multiculturalism in Canada

Ingride Roy

10.  Language of Work in the Federal Public Service: What Is the Situation Today?

Matthieu LeBlanc

11.  A Look Back at Wage Disparities Between Francophone and Anglophone Men in New Brunswick: What Has Happened Since 1971?

Éric Forgues

12.  A Look Back at Book V of the Report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism: What Progress Has Been Made in the Provision of Provincial and Municipal Services in the Federal Capital?

Mark Power, Perri Ravon and Albert Nolette


13.  Conversation between Keith Spicer and  Graham Fraser

Edited by Richard Clément

14.  Bilingualism and the Political Reality in Manitoba in 1983

Andy Anstett 

Profiles of the Authors