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Meet Senator

Wilfred Moore

The Hon. Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Wilfred P. Moore represents the province of Nova Scotia and the Senatorial Division of Stanhope St./South Shore. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 26, 1996.

Issues and Ideas

Official Languages

Bilingualism and equality are at the core of the spirit of the Charter and of Canadian identity and values.

Senator Claudette Tardif
In an increasingly globalized world, where the physical and ideological distance between cultures continues to erode, language plays a crucial role in preserving and celebrating diversity. 

Throughout Canada’s history, the struggle to accommodate and promote a dual linguistic culture has been at the centre of our political narrative.  Since the Official Languages Act of 1968, Canada has been a global leader in the promotion and protection of minority languages.  For Canada to succeed well into the 21st century, bilingualism and multiculturalism must not only be the basis of our nation, but the foundation for a truly globalized state. 

Official language rights are frequently supported through the advocacy of Liberal senators.  Acting as protectors of linguistic and cultural minorities, Liberal senators recognize the importance of our official languages policy and work in a myriad of ways to ensure its proper function.  Whether through their review of legislation, or through the studies of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages, Liberal senators understand that linguistic duality and cultural diversity are some of the key traits that make Canadian society unique.         

To learn more about what Liberal senators are doing to promote linguistic duality please browse the information provided below.

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