Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians are now renewing vehicle permits online in French, speaking with francophone operators through the provincial government call centre, and are participating in more public consultations in French. These are just a few of many improvements in French-language services provided by the province, outlined in a progress report tabled in the legislature today, April 13, by Acadian Affairs Minister, Chris d’Entremont. “This progress report reflects our commitment to providing quality service to Nova Scotia’s French-speaking citizens,” said Acadian Affairs minister Chris d’Entremont. “I am proud of the accomplishments so far and look forward to continued improvements with the support of our partners in the community.” The Progress Report 2007 – French-language Services Provided by the Government of Nova Scotia, also highlights a number of new publications and online resources being provided in French, as well as programs that have been adapted in order to better meet the needs of French-speaking residents of Nova Scotia, such as the translation of the Sammy the Snowplow safety program for delivery in Acadian schools. An electronic version of the report can be found on the Acadian Affairs website at www.gov.ns.ca/acadian/e/publications.asp. Next year’s progress report will include initiatives from all designated public institutions listed under the regulations.
Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Friday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Fri Thu 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2549 1.2585 1.3505 1.3086 British Pound 1.6298 1.6325 1.7284 1.7278 Japanese Yen 0.0113 0.0112 0.0124 0.0124 Euro in U.S. 1.1660 1.1604 1.0703 1.1022 Euro in Cdn 1.4632 1.4604 1.4454 1.4423Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada