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L'offre active de services en français : généalogie d'un outil de politique publique

Written by Pascale Rioux :: [Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:24] Last updated by Pascale Rioux :: [Thursday, 22 July 2021 11:31]
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Year: 2020 Authors and Collaborators Normand, Martin; Theme Canada
Francophones
Francophones Outside Quebec
Active Offer of Service
Public Policy
Volume and number: , No 48 Journal: , Francophonies d'Amérique Pages : , 37-59 DOI : https://doi.org/10.7202/1066872ar Abstract The active offer of French-language services has quickly become a staple in the discourse of various stakeholders involved in the promotion and the protection of official languages and of linguistic duality in Canada. It has been integrated to policies, regulations and laws at the federal level and in several Canadian provinces. Scholarly work on active offer has mainly been devoted to its implementation. This article goes beyond those contributions to reconstitute the history of active offer. It answers two questions: 1) what are the origins of active offer? and 2) what are the milestones in its evolution and its dissemination? We believe that the early representations of active offer were not purely technical or formal and that they have eroded with time. The demonstration is based on primary and secondary sources that have allowed us to go back to the moment where active offer seems to have emerged. This article is organized around three periods: the conceptualization, the institutionalization and the dissemination of active offer.