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Wasting a precious resource As a journalist, Graham Fraser could be fairly critical of Canada’s language policy, but he did find bright spots. One of them was the idea of attracting francophone immigrants to bolster the francophone minorities outside Quebec.* He observed with satisfaction that the target set for this goal (following the 2003–2008 Action Plan for Canada’s official languages, introduced by Stéphane Dion as a minister in the Chrétien government) had already been surpassed by 2004.1

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