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  • Feb 15, 2012
  • 02:24 PM

Federal government getting out of the language training business

Kathryn May / Ottawa Citizen
OTTAWA — The federal government is getting out of the business of providing language training to its employees, throwing 190 teachers and instructors across Canada out of work. The move — which started with downsizing in the 1990s, and intensified after a 2006 Treasury Board decision — marks the first time in decades that the government won’t be directly offering French and English training to public servants to meet the language requirements of their jobs.

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