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5,000 bilingual positions to be filled every year : 5000 postes bilingues à combler chaque année : le rôle des institutions postsecondaires dans la promotion de la dualité linguistique canadienne




As the Clerk of the Privy Council stressed in his Fifteenth Annual Report to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada, the public service has aged a great deal over the last 25 years: “Today, 66% of the public service is over 40 years of age compared to 42% in 1983. [...] Part IV of the Act pertains to communications with and services to the public and articulates the principles of section 20 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. [...] Under this Part of the Act, the representation of Anglophones and Francophones in all federal institutions, and in the core public administration in particular, must be evaluated, as well as the representation of Francophones in the public service as a whole and the representation of Anglophones in the federal public service in Quebec. [...] As to the proportion of bilingual positions held by members of the two linguistic groups, the figures are as follows: • 63.8% of the 5,482 bilingual imperative appointments made in 2007-2008 went to Francophones;13 • Of these 5,482 appointments, 1,653 (30%) were positions in the “executive group,” the highest echelon of the public service. [...] The representative from the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, made an early announcement to the Committee of features that could address some of the weaknesses identified by the Commissioner.


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