U de M President Nominated As Federal Official Languages Commissioner

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:54 PM

The President and Vice-Chancellor of the Université de Moncton has been nominated as the next federal Commissioner of Official Languages.

Raymond Théberge is a Franco-Manitoban with a 35-year career as an educator, academic, author, and senior official in both the governments of Manitoba and Ontario.

In making the announcement today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Théberge’s passion for linguistic duality and minority language rights makes him the perfect choice.

The federal Commissioner of Official Languages is responsible for promoting equality of English and French in Canadian society and supporting the preservation and development of official language minority communities.

Under the Official Languages Act, the nomination must be approved by the House of Commons and the Senate.