Official Languages Act: Past, present and future

Since its adoption, the Official Languages Act has played an important role in promoting and supporting both of Canada's official languages. Try our quiz to get a snapshot of the Act while testing your knowledge of verb tenses and moods! Can you conjugate the following verbs correctly?

1. The Official Languages Act Placeholder for the answer (to come, simple past) into force in September 1969.
2. Under the Act, Canadians Placeholder for the answer (to have, simple present) the right to receive federal government services in the official language of their choice.
3. The federal government Placeholder for the answer (to support, present perfect continuous) the development of English and French minority communities since the Act's adoption in 1969.
4. New Brunswick Placeholder for the answer (to be, present perfect) an officially bilingual province since 1969.
5. Linguistic duality Placeholder for the answer (to continue, simple future) to be at the heart of Canadian identity.
6. The adoption of the Act meant that the federal government Placeholder for the answer (to commit, past perfect) to fostering the full recognition and use of both official languages in Canada.
7. It is required that Parliament Placeholder for the answer (to provide, present subjunctive) translations of its official reports.
8. When his term of office comes to an end, the Commissioner of Official Languages Placeholder for the answer (to serve, future perfect) for seven years.
9. In 2019, organizations across Canada Placeholder for the answer (to hold, simple past) events in English and French to mark the 50th anniversary of the Act.
10. Please Placeholder for the answer (to join, imperative) us in supporting Canada's official languages for another 50 years!