OTTAWA – Last Sunday, the SFUO’s Board of Administration voted unanimously in favour of a motion supporting the movement for an officially bilingual national capital. The SFUO is proud to add its voice to the organisations and citizens spearheading this initiative, who have been working for many months for Ottawa to be designated as officially bilingual in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
The SFUO stands in solidarity with the Franco-Ontarian and Franco-Ottawan communities and believes that the certification of French as an official language of the National Capital, in the same respect as English, is not only important, but necessary for the development of bilingualism and the protection of the French language in Ontario.
“This change goes beyond politics and partisanship, it would offer genuine support that the francophone community in Ottawa needs,” says Francesco MacAllister-Caruso, VP Services and Communications at the SFUO. “The work that has been started by the #BilingualOttawa movement aims to make the French language’s official status equal to that of the English language, a goal that is unanimously supported by our Board of Administration.”
In order to achieve this objective, we are launching a letter campaign to encourage our municipal councillors to support this important initiative. In just a few seconds, this campaign enables you to send a personalized letter to your councillor by selecting the main reasons you support official bilingualism in Ottawa.
Please click on this link to send your letter of support: www.bilingualottawa.ca.
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