Tongues: On Longing and Belonging Through Language — An Excerpt

On this first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30), we carry a book excerpt that speaks to the experience of ‘othering’ and how the writer is learning to cope in a milieu that feels alien and home at the same time.

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Sounding the Alarm Over Canada’s Language Gaps in Pandemic Information

Public health and safety guidelines change on a daily basis as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across Canada. Information is conveyed in English, French and sign language, but there’s concern that important and even life-saving information is not being translated for newcomers who don’t comprehensively understand either of Canada’s official languages.

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