Reply to comment about "Why Canadian spelling is different"


Please consult the “Comments and interaction” section on the Terms and conditions page before adding your comment. The Language Portal of Canada reviews comments before they’re posted. We reserve the right to edit, refuse or remove any question or comment that violates these commenting guidelines.

By submitting a comment, you permanently waive your moral rights, which means that you give the Government of Canada permission to use, reproduce, edit and share your comment royalty-free, in whole or in part, in any manner it chooses. You also confirm that nothing in your comment infringes third party rights (for example, the use of a text from a third party without his or her permission).

Submitted by Our Languages blog on August 25, 2020, at 12:38

Hi, Ellen,
This post wasn't translated, because spelling variants don’t exist in French. However, the following posts may be of interest to you:
1. A French post entitled “3 raisons d’adopter l’orthographe rectifiée,” which argues for simplified spelling in French (see
2. “The French spoken in New France,” which provides a historical look at Canadian French (see