Podcast #1: The History of the Official Languages Act and Services Available in French 

Available September 24, 2019

In this inaugural episode of the series ”One City, Two Realities”, Stéphanie Choinard and Kevin Brushett give us a history lesson around the adoption of the Official Languages Act including steps that led to the adoption of the French Language Services Act, contemporary debates regarding proposals for amending the Official Languages Act, what the different political parties are suggesting during the present election period, and an overview of recent events in both New Brunswick and Ontario with journalist for CBC/Radio Canada Frédéric Pépin.

The history of the Official Languages Act and services available in French

by ACFOMI | One City, Two Realities: discussions Between Francos and Anglos 50 Years After the Official Languages Act

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Guest Speakers

Frédéric Pépin

Frédéric Pépin


Frédéric Pépin is a video journalist for CBC/Radio-Canada since 2010 and has been working our of Kingston since 2013. His work in the field leads him to cover an array of current events.

Stéphanie Choiunard

Stéphanie Choiunard


Stéphanie Chouinard grew up in Labrador. She holds a doctorate from the School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa. She is the recipient of the Vanier Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the recipient of the Baxter and Alma Ricard Foundation Scholarship. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston in 2017. Since 2018, she has been co-affiliated with Queen’s University. Her research focuses on federalism and the rights of linguistic minorities as well as indigenous Canadians. 

Kevin Brushett

Kevin Brushett


Dr Kevin Brushett is a graduate of Queen’s University and teaches Canadian and American history at the Royal Military College of Canada. He is also Department Chair. His research focuses on relations between NGOs and the Canadian state since the 1960s. He is finalizing a book on the Company of Young Canadians a government sponsored community development organization that operated between 1965 and 1975. Dr Brushett is the president of the Canadian International History Committee, and member of the Canadian Network for Humanitarian History, and the Interuniversity research group on the Quebec and its External Relations (GRIQUERE).

Notre mission

L’ACFO Mille-Îles œuvre au développement, à l’épanouissement et à la vitalité linguistique, culturelle, sociocommunautaire et associative de la communauté d’expression française de la région des Mille-Îles.

Nos valeurs

Nous croyons à l’honnêteté, la transparence, la coopération, l’harmonie et le respect.

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