2011-2016 Action Plan for the Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act

8. CONCLUSION: INNOVATING AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The 2011-2016 Action Plan for the Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act suggests a new direction:

  • it focuses on the development of positive measures integrated into the Department’s activities, according to the organizational culture of the Department;
  • it aims to integrate in-depth knowledge of needs and issues; and
  • it encourages the convergence of the actions of the justice in official languages stakeholders.

The implementation of section 41 is not optional as it arises from a legislative provision contained in a quasi constitutional law. The adoption of a departmental policy lies within this context.

Lastly, the mid-term review in 2013-2014 and the summative evaluation in 2015-2016 of the Action Plan will show the progress accomplished and how the Department has positioned itself as a leader within the federal administration in terms of implementing section 41.

The invitation given in June 2010 by Yves Côté, Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, opened up reflection on the renewal of the Action Plan:

Therefore, I encourage you to take the time and be creative in developing positive measures, which must target not only program delivery but also policy development. Let's use this opportunity to innovate and make a difference.

These words will serve as the inspiration to carry out the 2011-2016 Action Plan.

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