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e-1234 (Official languages)

Initiated by Jodene McNarland from Winnipeg, Manitoba

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Indigenous languages were spoken on this land prior to both English or French and continue to be spoken today;
  • Canada has a responsibility to support the use of these languages as a right;
  • Historically, indigenous languages have been recognized in legislative proceedings in Canada, including the formation of the province of Manitoba;
  • The Senate of Canada currently provides interpretation and translation services in Inuktitut for Inuit senators; and
  • The cost of providing these services is minimal.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to provide interpretation and translation services in Nehiyawewin/Cree in the House of Commons.
Open for signature
September 22, 2017, at 9:55 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 20, 2018, at 9:55 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Robert-Falcon Ouellette
Winnipeg Centre
Liberal Caucus
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