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7 proverbs and expressions that Granny used to use

Posted: September 16, 2019

Ana Conan writes about seven proverbs and colourful expressions that her great-grandmother used to use. Her tribute to Granny shows that we also live through her words.

Promoting real and active bilingualism

Posted: September 9, 2019

Being bilingual is an asset in the public service of Canada. Jean Pierre Blais, an accomplished senior government official, provides some tips to help public servants practise real and active bilingualism.

The Francophone minority: Living in French in British Columbia is possible

Posted: September 3, 2019

Did you know that you can live in French in British Columbia? In her post, guest blogger Jade Turcot-Plante presents the British Columbia Francophone Federation and talks about the situation of Franco-Columbians.

Embracing the singular “they” as a gender-neutral pronoun

Posted: August 19, 2019

The singular “they” has come a long way! Read up on the growing use of “they” as a gender-neutral pronoun in this post from Christopher Tate!

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