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How to capitalize holiday greetings

Posted: November 18, 2019

The time has rolled around again to send out your holiday greetings! To get in the spirit, read Josephine Versace’s post on how to correctly capitalize your wishes for happiness in this merriest season of the year!

Reflections on an Anglo-Gatinois childhood

Posted: November 12, 2019

Are Anglophones in Quebec that different from Francophones outside Quebec in terms of employment, education, health and social needs? Not really. In her blog post, Arwa Ahmed shares her experience of growing up as an Anglophone in the predominantly French-speaking city of Gatineau, Quebec.

The Official Languages Hub makes its debut on the Portal

Posted: November 4, 2019

Official Languages Hub
What’s the Official Languages Hub? It’s a search engine that provides access to a wide array of official language resources from the Government of Canada. Mélanie Guay tells us all about the Hub and how it came to be.

Grammatical gender in the Cree language

Posted: October 28, 2019

In languages like French and Spanish, all nouns have a gender. Nouns in Cree have a gender as well, but it’s not masculine or feminine! Read the latest post by Arden Ogg and Dorothy Thunder to find out what form grammatical gender takes in this fascinating Indigenous language.

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