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December 7, 2021
7 December 2021
We were contacted by a person who watched the Trillium Awards ceremony on Facebook on June 17, 2020, which was held in English only.
We were contacted by a person who watched the Trillium Awards ceremony on Facebook on June 17, 2020, which was held in English only. This person was particularly offended by the fact that the portion of the awards ceremony for French-speaking artists was in English only.
We raised the issue with Ontario Creates, an agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, which was responsible for the event. As a result of our intervention, the agency added French subtitles to the online videos of the 2020 ceremony on the Facebook page and committed to reviewing its procedures to strengthen planning for French language services at future ceremonies. The latest ceremony, on June 15, 2021, included French and did not generate any complaints.
Learn more about the French Language Services Unit which answers questions and takes complaints about services in French.
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