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Bill S-209

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This enactment amends the Official Languages Act to introduce the concept of equal quality of communications and services offered by federal institutions in each official language. The enactment modifies the criteria used to determine if there is a significant demand for communications and services in either official language.
The enactment specifies the locations where federal institutions have a duty to provide communications and services in both official languages.
The enactment provides for a review of the regulations enacted under Part IV of the Act after every decennial census.
The provisions on prior consultation are applied more specifically to regulations that provide for exceptions to the application of Part IV of the Act in certain circumstances or to certain bodies.

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