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French in Canada: Some interesting facts you may not know

Posted: February 19, 2018

Over 7 million Canadians speak French as a mother tongue, but they don’t all speak the same variety. Read some interesting facts about French in Canada, its dialects, influences and borrowings, in Katharine Snider McNair’s post.
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5 tips to improve your email writing skills

Posted: February 12, 2018

In today’s world of online communication, many of us send and receive more emails in a day than we can count, so no one can afford to write an email that goes unread. For 5 simple steps to writing emails that get results, read Catherine Haggerty’s blog post!
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Making letters and emails gender-inclusive

Posted: February 5, 2018

How do you write correspondence that is inclusive of all gender identities? The Language Portal team was asked the same question! Find out more about our recommendation on gender-inclusive writing.
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Bilingual Service Centres: Serving Franco-Manitobans for 15 years

Posted: January 29, 2018

In 2017, Manitoba’s Bilingual Service Centres (BSCs) celebrated their 15th anniversary. In its post, the BSC team traces the Centres’ history and highlights the key events that took place to celebrate this important milestone.
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