Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
June 25, 2012

Yukon government to participate in Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie

WHITEHORSE—The Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate Elaine Taylor is attending the 17th Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie being held in Edmonton June 25 to 27 with the theme Francophones and Francophiles: more than a language in common.

“The Government of Yukon values its French-speaking community and remains committed to working with francophone Yukoners on the further implementation and provisions of French language services,” Taylor said. “The Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie is an excellent opportunity to share information and best practices to improve our service delivery to members of the Yukon francophone community.”

The Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie is the primary intergovernmental forum in Canada bringing together ministers from all levels of government on French language-related matters, in an effort to work together to promote the Canadian francophonie. Yukon has been an active member of the conference since its creation in 1994.

Priorities that will be discussed at the conference include the importance of economic development for francophone communities in Canada, francophone immigration and the provision of French language services to Canada’s francophones outside Quebec.

For more information about the conference visit the Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie website: www.cmfc-mccf.ca.  

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

 

Jeanne Beaudoin
Communications, French Language Services Directorate
867-667-8970
jeanne.beaudoin@gov.yk.ca

 


News Release #12-125