Press Releases

2017

  • March 20, 2017
    Senator Tardif talks Francophonie

    2016

  • December 20, 2016
    Senate committee calls for halt in new plan to hire interpreters

  • October 21, 2016
    Supporting French Education in B.C. (with video)

  • Aug 18, 2016
    Condolences from Senator Tardif regarding the passing of the Honorable Mauril Bélanger

  • July 14, 2016
    Senate report to shape next-generation bilingualism policy

  • March 14, 2016
    The Canada-France Interparliamentary Association congratulates Senator Claudette Tardif

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

    2015

  • June 16, 2015
    Senate Committee on Official Languages recommends increasing bilingualism of Canadian youth

  • May 27, 2015
    News Release: Senate Agriculture Committee Report Stresses The Importance of Bee Health to Sustainable Food Production in Canada

  • May 22, 2015

    News Release: Canada-France Interparliamentary Association meets in Paris

    2014

  • June 7, 2014

    News Release: Senator Tardif attends ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day

  • April 8, 2014

    News Release: Tabling of the report of the Senate Committee on Official Languages entitled “CBC/Radio-Canada’s Language Obligations: Communities Want to See Themselves and Be Heard Coast to Coast”

  • January 29, 2014

    News Release: Senator Tardif welcomes Justin Trudeau’s commitment to increase the independence of the Senate

    2013

  • November 7, 2013

    News release - Senator Tardif elected Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

  • June 11, 2013

    Senator Tardif supports Bill C-419, which would make it mandatory for the 10 officers of Parliament to be bilingual.
    News release - Senator Tardif supports Bill C-419

  • March 20, 2013

    Member of Parliament Stéphane Dion and Senator Claudette Tardif make a statement on the International Day of La Francophonie 2013.
    Statement on the International Day of La Francophonie

    2012

  • October 29, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif presents Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Judy Gibson of Canadian Parents for French
    News Release - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented to Judy Gibson of Canadian Parents for French

  • October 15, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif presents Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to 20 members of the Franco-Albertan community
    News Release - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

  • October 12, 2012

    Member of Parliament Stéphane Dion, Liberal Francophonie critic in the House of Commons, and Senator Claudette Tardif, Liberal Francophonie critic in the Senate, made a statement on the 2012 Francophonie Summit.
    News Release - Liberal Statement on the Francophonie Summit

  • September 19, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif to present Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to 20 members of the Franco-Albertan community.
    News Release - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

  • May 15, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif spoke on the issue of access to justice in French for members of francophone minority communities.
    News Release - Access to justice in French

  • March 15, 2012

    Senator Claudette Tardif speaks in honour of the International Day of La Francophonie.
    News Release - International Day of La Francophonie

    2011

  • October 18, 2011

    Senator Claudette Tardif expresses her disappointment with the appointment of a unilingual Supreme Court Justice.
    Press Release - Appointment of a unilingual Supreme Court Justice

  • August 31, 2011

    Senator Tardif Attends Interparliamentary Meetings in France.
    Press Release - Canadian Branch of Canada-France Interparliamentary Association attends 38th Annual Meetings in France

  • June 10, 2011

    Senator Tardif hands out the Prix Claudette Tardif 2011.
    Press Release - Senator Claudette Tardif hands out the Prix Claudette Tardif - June 10, 2011 (available in French only)

  • May 6 and 7, 2011

    Senator Claudette Tardif salutes the participants in the fifth annual Sommet de Débat de l’honorable Claudette Tardif.
    Press Release - Senator Claudette Tardif salutes the participants in the fifth annual Sommet de Débat de l’honorable Claudette Tardif

    2010

  • December 16, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif is disappointed with her Conservative colleagues in the Senate who continue to block committee study of Bill C-232.
    Press release - Senator Claudette Tardif is disappointed with Conservative Senators blocking committee study of Bill C-232 - December 16, 2010

  • November 29, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif deplores the Conservative government’s refusal to support Edmonton’s bid for Expo 2017.
    Press release - Senator Claudette Tardif deplores the government’s refusal to support Edmonton’s bid for Expo 2017 - November 29, 2010

  • November 4, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif is pleased to announce her support for Bill S-220, an Act to Amend the Official Languages Act (communications with and services to the public).
    Press release - Senator Claudette Tardif supports Bill S-220 - November 4th, 2010

  • September 17, 2010

    The Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN) and the Franco-Albertan Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif Fund.
    Press release - Launch of Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif Fund (in French only) - September 17 2010

  • August 25, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif has the honour and pleasure of hosting a delegation of Canadian and French parliamentarians at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association in Alberta.
    Press Release- 37th Annual Meeting Canada-France - August 25th 2010

  • July 15, 2010

    Senator Claudette Tardif is very disappointed that Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages) was not referred to a Senate committee before the summer adjournment.
    Press release - C-232 and C-311 - July 15, 2010

  • April 20, 2010

    Senator Tardif sponsors bill requiring that Supreme Court Judges understand both Official Languages.
    Press release on Bill C-232 - April 20, 2010

    2009

  • June 9, 2009

    The Senator sounded the alarm concerning minority-language communities who are especially affected by CBC/Radio-Canada’s financial insecurity.
    CBC/Radio-Canada - June 9, 2009

  • March 31, 2009

    Senator Tardif expresses her views on the CBC-Radio Canada cuts.
    Cuts to the CBC-Radio Canada - March 31, 2009

    2008

  • December 19 to December 30, 2008

    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 2008 - January 2009

    Despite some symbolic progress in bilingualism and linguistic duality in Canada, and here Prime Minister Harper’s learning of French is worth highlighting, “the Official languages Act is being applied in an increasingly minimal way, and the linguistic rights of French-speaking Canadians, far from being a given, are slowly eroding,” say Senator Claudette Tardif and political scientist Marie-Joie Brady. A change in direction is necessary, they argue, especially since French-speaking Canadians in minority areas are already in a precarious situation. They review recent developments in official languages governance and offer several courses of action: “With a renewed and strengthened mandate following the recent general election, the government can now lead the way to breathe new life into the French fact in Canada.”

    Linguistic Rights in Canada (French only)

  • October 27, 2008

    The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) honours Senator Claudette Tardif and present her with an honourary lifetime member award.
    CASLT Lifetime Member Award 2008

  • July 2, 2008

    “Digne de la loi du moindre effort” dit la sénatrice Tardif Article written by Paul Gaboury and published in Le Droit, on comments made by Senator Tardif regarding the Roadmap.
    (Please note that the article is posted in the official language in which it was written.)
    “Digne de la loi du moindre effort - Le Droit - Paul Gaboury - July 2, 2008

  • June 26, 2008

    Senator Claudette Tardif criticizes the Roadmap Senator Claudette Tardif welcomes the Government’s Roadmap for Canada’s linguistic duality with some reservations.
    A Criticism of the New Roadmap

  • June 22, 2008

    The Honourable Claudette Tardif hosted the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra concert in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Quebec City.
    The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of Quebec City

  • May 22, 2008

    Senator Claudette Tardif Calls for the Nomination of Bilingual Supreme Court Justices. As an advocate for official languages, Senator Claudette Tardif issues a statement in the Senate regarding the bilingualism of Canadian Supreme Court Justices.
    The Bilingualism of Supreme Court Judges - May 22, 2008

    2007

  • January 19, 2007

    Senator Tardif welcomes the Federal government funding of 750 000$ towards the Saint-Thomas Health Care Centre.
    (Please note that the article is posted in the official language in which it was written.)
    750 000$ for Saint-Thomas Health Care Center

    2006

  • September 29, 2006

    Op-ed letter by the Honourable Claudette Tardif, on Court Challenges Program, published in Le Droit.
    (Please note that the article is posted in the official language in which it was written.)
    Court Challenges Program

  • August 28, 2006

    Op-ed letter by Senator Tardif on the importance of investing in postsecondary education, published in the Edmonton Journal.
    Postsecondary Education: an Investment for the Future

  • July 12, 2006

    Senator Tardif contributed an article to Dialogues, a Canada West Foundation publication, entitled “Parliamentary Reform: what about minorities?” (p.21).
    Parliamentary Reform

  • June 7, 2006

    Senator Claudette Tardif receives a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa.
    Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa

  • May 10, 2006

    Senator Claudette Tardif brings Attention to the Commissioner on Official Languages’ Annual Report.
    Annual Report of the Commissioner on Official Languages

    2005

  • October 21, 2005

    The Honourable Claudette Tardif proposes that the Senate study the effects of relocating federal institutions on the language of work.
    Relocating Federal Institutions on the Language of Work
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