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June 22, 2010

PREMIER TO PARTICIPATE IN 15TH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON THE CANADIAN FRANCOPHONIE IN YELLOWKNIFE



YELLOWKNIFE—Premier Greg Selinger, minister responsible for francophone affairs, is meeting here today with representatives from provincial, territorial and federal governments to share information and best practices with respect to providing services in French and continuing to support Francophone communities.  
 
“I’m always happy to be working with my provincial, territorial and federal counterparts to see what is being done in other communities in terms of the advancement of francophone issues,” said Selinger.
 
This year’s topics of discussion include intergovernmental co-operation, immigration and economic development.  Future directions of the Canadian Francophonie will also be discussed during the
two-day meeting.
 
“We still have a long way to go but, by working together, we can share ideas and success stories, build partnerships and develop new projects which will have direct impacts in Manitoba and will help build a better future for all francophone communities in Canada,” said Selinger.
 
In conjunction with today’s meeting, Selinger also announced the release of the Report on French Language Services 2008-09.  The report outlines the progress and accomplishments made by Manitoba in the implementation of French-language services. 
 
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