The Officials Language Act and The Expo 67
The Officials Language Act
The Official Languages Act is a Canadian law that was enacted on September 9, 1969. This law gives English and French equal status in the government of Canada, making these two languages the official ones of Canada. This law ensures that there is respect for both the English and French language and that they were equal in status, rights, and privileges. Making English and French the official languages of Canada allows for support when developing these languages in minority communities and allow French-speaking citizens to feel more accepted. The Official Languages Act allows the people of Quebec to feel that Canada is their home, not only Quebec, and it also protects French communities outside of Quebec. Overall, The Official Languages Act helped benefit many Canadians around Canada that spoke English or French by increasing their freedoms.
In Quebec there are many French-speaking Canadians which have gained many rights due to The Officials Language Act.
This stop sign shows that English and French are equivalent therefore they have the word "stop" in both French and English.
Learning French and English
The Officials Language Act says that Canadians should learn both official languages.
The Expo 67
This is a birds eye view of the Expo 67 fair.
This map locates which city the Expo 67 took place in, during the year 1967.
This ride at the Expo 67 allowed you to get from one side of the attraction to the other.