In The News

2017

  • June 22, 2017

    President of the Treasury Board announces creation of Experts Advisory Group

  • June 2, 2017

    L’ACFA applaudit la recommandation du Comité sénatorial permanent des langues officielles enjoignant Statistique Canada à moderniser le recensement afin qu’il dénombre l’ensemble des ayants droits en vertu de l’article 23 de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés (in French only)

  • May 31, 2017

    Un comité sénatorial demande plus de soutien à l’enseignement des langues officielles

    Urgent demand for French education in B.C. unfulfilled

  • May 23, 2017

    Senators engage young Canadians in modernizing the Official Languages Act

  • May 17, 2017

    La Loi sur les langues officielles révisée en 2019? (French only)

  • May 5, 2017

    L’École Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif inaugurée à Sherwood Park. Click here to read the article (in French only).

  • April 7, 2017

    L’ACFA applaudit la vaste étude qu’entreprend le Comité sénatorial permanent des langues officielles. Click here to read the article (in French only).

  • February 17, 2017

    Claudette Tardif: A source of inspiration. Click here to read the article.

    2016

  • November 21, 2016

    Éducation en français en C.-B.: Le Comité sénatorial permanent réagit (with audio, in French only) Click here to hear the interview.

  • October 21, 2016

    Supporting French Education in B.C. (with video) Click here to read the press release.

  • October 4, 2016

    L’accès aux programmes d’immersion et à l’éducation en français, un défi en C.-B. Click here to read the interview (available in French only).

  • April 20, 2016

    New francophone school in Sherwood Park named in honour of Claudette and Denis Tardif

  • March 16, 2016

    La sénatrice Tardif tient les rênes. Click here to read the interview (available in French only).

  • February 18, 2016

    French Ambassador to Canada gives an interview to Radio-Canada Alberta regarding the awarding of the French Legion of Honour to Senator Tardif. Click here to listen to the interview (available at 16:13pm, in French only).

  • February 17, 2016

    Legion of Honour to Senator Claudette Tardif - February 17, 2016

  • January 29, 2016

    Senator Tardif gives an interview to Radio-Canada Alberta regarding her reelection as Chair of the Standing Committee on Official Languages. Click here to listen to her interview (available at 12:47pm, in French only).

    2015

  • March 11, 2015

    Senator Tardif writes an open letter to Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard. Click here to read the letter in Le Franco (available in French only).

  • March 9, 2015

    Senator Tardif gives an interview on the passing of World War II veteran Ernest Côté. Click here to read the article in Le Franco (available in French only).

    2014

  • May 13, 2014

    Senator Tardif gives an interview on the work of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association. Click here to read French journalist Nathalie Simon-Clerc’s article (available in French only).

  • February 28, 2014

    Senator Claudette Tardif explains five initiatives adopted by the Senate Liberal Caucus.

    Click here to listen to her interview on Radio-Canada Alberta with host Arnaud Decroix (available in French only).

  • January 30, 2014

    Senator Claudette Tardif welcomes Justin Trudeau’s decision to no longer include senators in the Liberal Party parliamentary caucus.

    Click here to read an Edmonton Journal article.

    Click here to read a Radio-Canada article (available in French only).

    2013

  • November 6, 2013

    Senator Claudette Tardif gives an interview to Rudy Desjardins on Radio-Canada about the suspension of three senators.

    Click here to listen to her interview (available in French only).

  • March 20, 2013

    Senator Claudette Tardif spoke on the issue of Senate reform on the radio station CJFO FM. 

    Click here to listen to her interview on the show En direct d’ici with host Benjamin Vachet (available in French only).

  • March 8, 2013

    Senator Tardif’s statement on International Women’s Day (Video - available in French only)

    2012

  • November 27, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif spoke on the issue of access to justice in French at the Annual Dinner of the University of Ottawa’s Programme de Common Law en français and Programme de droit canadien.

    Click here to read an article by Gérard Lévesque published in L’Express about this event (available in French only).

  • August 30, 2012

    On August 26, Senator Claudette Tardif spoke at the National Ambassador Youth Forum 2012, and answered questions from the participants. The Forum - which was held in Edmonton in 2012 - brings together bilingual high school students from across Canada to participate in workshops and activities centered on the significance of bilingualism, and to discuss the challenges and advantages of speaking both of Canada’s official languages.

    Click here to read the news article published in the newspaper Le Franco on this event (available in French only).

  • June 21, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif attended the official opening of the Radio communautaire de Plamondon / Lac La Biche: CHPL 92.1 FM on June 16, 2012, in Plamondon, Alberta.

    Click here to read the news article published in the newspaper Le Franco on this event (available in French only).

  • May 17, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif spoke in the Senate on the issue of access to justice in French. 

    Click here to read the L’Express Ottawa article (available in French only).

  • May 10, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif wrote a letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages to express her concerns over the funding cuts to local francophone newspapers in minority settings by Heritage Canada.

    Click here to read the letter published in the newspaper Le Franco (available in French only).

  • May 3, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif expresses her concerns over the funding cuts to local francophone newspapers in minority settings across Canada by Heritage Canada.

    Click here to read the news article in Le Franco (available in French only).

  • April 30, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif expresses her concerns over the funding cuts to local francophone newspapers in minority settings across Canada by Heritage Canada.

    Click here to listen to her interview on Radio-Canada Alberta’s Café Show (available in French only).

  • March 20, 2012

    Senator Tardif offers some insight on the francophone presence outside the province of Quebec to Montreal’s Radio Ville-Marie, on the occasion of International Francophonie Day.

    Click here to listen to her interview (available in French only).

    2011

  • September 22, 2011

    Senator Claudette Tardif is slated to receive the Ordre des francophones d’Amérique.

    Click here to read the Radio-Canada article (available in French only).

  • September 3, 2011

    As part of the 38th annual meeting of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association, Senator Claudette Tardif participated in a memorial ceremony in France honoring the Acadian soldiers who liberated the city of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer on June 6, 1944. 

    Click here to read the article (available in French only).

  • June 22, 2011

    Senator Claudette Tardif gives an interview to Rudy Desjardins on Le Café Show about Senate Reform.

    Click here to listen to the interview (available in French only).

  • May 31, 2011

    Senator Claudette Tardif responds to an opinion article in the Toronto Sun on Bill C-232, An Act to Amend the Supreme Court Act.

    Click here to read the Senator’s letter.

  • May 12, 2011

    Senator Claudette Tardif gives an interview to Ashad Mukadem from Calgary’s 90.0 FM CJSW Independant Radio on the Calgary Board of Education’s decision to remove mandatory core French from the curriculum for students in Grades 4 to 9.

    Click here to listen to the interview.

  • March 24, 2011

    Senator Claudette Tardif explains to the Téléjournal‘s Marc Godbout the pressures being put on the Senate to pass a great deal of legislation before the election call.

    Click here to watch the news clip (available in French only).

    2010

  • December 16, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif expresses her profound disappointment with the Conservative Senate’s position on Bill C-232 through an opinion letter.

    Click here to read her opinion letter (available in French only).

  • December 10, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif gives an interview to Radio-Canada Calgary‘s Sandra Gagnon on tactics being used to delay the passage of Bill C-232, An Act to Amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding both official languages).

    Click here to listen to the interview (available in French only).

  • December 9, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif is extremely disappointed with Conservative Senators stalling the passage of Bill C-232, An Act to Amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding both official languages).

    Click here to read her letter to the Ottawa Sun Editor.

  • November 23, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif urges her Conservative colleagues in the Senate to send Bill C-232, An Act to Amend the Supreme Court Act, to committee.

    Click here to read the news article (available in French only).

  • November 5, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif urges the government to support Bill S-220.

    Click here to read the news article (available in French only).

  • September 17, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif and Denis Tardif give an interview to Radio-Canada Calgary‘s Sandra Gagnon to discuss the launch of the Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif fund, an initiative to support teachers in their work at the Conseil scolaire Centre-nord.

    Click here to listen to the interview (in French only).

  • September 3, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif, Chair of the Canadian branch of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association, and Senator Marcel-Pierre Cléach, Chair of the French section of the Association, give an interview to Sandra Gagnon in Calgary to discuss the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association’s 37th Annual Meeting in Alberta.

    Click here to listen to the interview (in French only).

  • July 16, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif gives an interview to Yves-Gérard Méhou-Loko on Le Café Show regarding Bill C-232 and C-311.

    Click here to listen to the interview (in French only).

  • July 14, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif, Chair of the Interparliamentary Canada-France Association, wishes France a happy national day! She gives an interview to Sandra Gagnon and discusses the role of the Canada-France Association.

    To liste to the interview, click here.

  • April 21, 2010

    Senator Tardif gives an interview to Globe and Mail journalist Sarah Boesveld and to La Presse journalist Hugo de Grandpré (article in its original language of publication).

    2009

    • December 17, 2009

      Senator Claudette Tardif pays tribute to the late Honourable Jean-Robert Gauthier (tribute in its original language of publication).

    • October 13, 2009

      « As it happens », CBC

      Alberta’s “Famous Five”—who fought to make it possible for women to sit in the Senate—are posthumously made Honorary Senators.

      Senator Claudette Tardif, who supported the motion to honour the Famous Five, is mentioned in an interview with journalist and author Catherine Ford, on CBC’s show “As it happens”.

      To listen to the interview, please visit the As it Happens website (3rd part of the show of October 13, 2009, 9:41 to 15:36 minutes).

      Click on the following link to read the speech by Senator Tardif honouring the Famous Five, given on October 8, 2009.

    • October 8, 2009

      An historic moment takes place in the Senate Chamber. Emily Murphy, Irene Marryat Parlby, Nellie Mooney McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney, and Henrietta Muir Edwards are now honourary senators. Senator Claudette Tardif is very proud to have supported this motion.

      To read more about the Famous Five, please visit the Famous 5 Foundation website.

      To read my speech about these great women, please click here.

    • Spring 2009

      Publication of the article Senate Reform and Francophone Minorities, by Senator Claudette Tardif and Chantal Terrien in Canadian Parliamentary Review. The article looks at recent government proposals for Senate reform and focuses on the impact these proposals could have on the representation of francophone minority communities in the Senate. The study looks at the Senate’s historical and constitutional context and its role in order to analyze the representation Canada’s francophone minority communities have traditionally had in the Senate. Using international comparisons with other federal and multinational states, the article offers insights on the best ways to reform the Senate, if necessary, so that it can continue adequately representing francophone minority communities.

    • April 15, 2009

      “[...]"We did it,” Mitchell says. “But I will say, it was a very strong team effort — Claudette Tardif, the deputy leader who’s from Alberta, is just incredibly competent, and she negotiated that.”
      Prime Minister playing fast & loose with the law
      Xtra.ca - Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa
      By Dale Smith

    • February 5-6, 2009

      Sen. Mike Duffy’s comments ‘offend’ Danny Williams
      CTV.ca News Staff

      Mike Duffy refuses to apologize after ‘offensive’ remarks in first speech as senator
      Canwest News Service

      Senator Mike Duffy won’t apologize for ‘offensive’ remarks
      Said two male politicians in bed is ‘grotesque’
      Dale Smith

      The Honourable Claudette Tardif raises a point of order on comments made by Senator Mike Duffy.
      Point of order on Sen. Duffy’s comments - February 4, 2009

    • January 16, 2009

      The Honourable Claudette Tardif is part of a panel discussion on the Senate Reform, along with the Honourable Joan Fraser and the Honourable Daniel Hays, broadcast on Radio-Canada Alberta.

      2008

    • December 19 to December 30, 2009

      Senator Claudette Tardif, on the appointment of Senators by Prime Minister Harper.

      Reform won’t be easy - Edmonton Journal - December 30, 2008

      (Please note that the article is posted in the official language in which it was written.)
      Senators’ appointments - Le Droit - December 27, 2008

      (Please note that the article is posted in the official language in which it was written.)
      Wrong time for Senate Appointments- Le Devoir - December 19, 2008

    • December 18, 2008 and January 8, 2009

      Senator Claudette Tardif is being interviewed on Radio-Canada Alberta radio and television, on her recently published article on linguistic rights in Canada ("Les droits linguistiques au Canada: un minimalisme inquiétant” in Policy Options).

    • December 12, 2008

      Senator Claudette Tardif gives an interview on the appointment of Senators, broadcast on Radio-Canada Alberta.

    • December 8, 2008

      Senator Claudette Tardif expresses her views on the Liberal Leadership race after Mr. Dion steps down. Broadcast on Radio-Canada Alberta.

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