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Université de Saint-Boniface will mark the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism with an evening of public lectures April 16.

The lecture, Bilingualism in Manitoba: Evolution and Challenges, will be an opportunity to commemorate an important anniversary, the creation of the renowned Royal Commission that helped shape the Official Languages Act.

"We will be taking a moment to consider how that federal commission has affected us in Manitoba and to reflect on what the future has in store for us," said Gabor Csepregi, USB vice‑president, academic and research.

The purpose of the series co-ordinated by the University of Ottawa is to highlight the Commission’s impact on Canada’s changing social, political, linguistic and cultural landscape. Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages, and Marie-Josée Hamel, director of University of Ottawa’s Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning, will be in attendance.

The program will feature three presentations: A Historical Perspective, by political analyst Roger Turenne; Bilingualism and Political Reality in Manitoba, by Andy Anstett, MLA from 1981 to 1986; and Looking to the Future: the Challenges, by Raymond Hébert, political scientist and professor emeritus at USB.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception. Simultaneous interpretation will be available to encourage greater public participation.

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