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Coronavirus: Importing products without bilingual labels endangers francophones

Mis à jour : 31 Mai 2020

The Conversation, 11 May 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc, Canada has responded with an array of emergency measures to combat the spread of the virus.

In a controversial order, Health Canada has suspended official languages rules on bilingual labelling in an effort to speed up the importation of certain disinfectant and cleaning products and mitigate the impacts of shortages.

It is worth recalling that French and English are Canada’s official languages, which means, in principle, that they have equal rights and status under our Constitution. Read more... >>>>>