Researcher at the Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort appointed member of the Order of Canada

Ottawa, January 16, 2017 - Hôpital Montfort would like to congratulate Linda Cardinal for her appointment to the Order of Canada, in recognition for her contribution to the development of public policy and the advancement of language rights, particularly for official language minorities in Canada.

Linda Cardinal is a Professor at the University of Ottawa, holder of the Research Chair in Canadian Francophonie and Public Policies, and an affiliated researcher at the Institute de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort. 

Ms Cardinal was also voted one of the 10 most influential Francophones in 2016 according to Francopresse. This honour underlines her defense of official languages in the public sphere, particularly the campaign to make the national capital more bilingual.

These two appointments demonstrate how important Ms Cardinal’s work and research are to the community and its leaders. Thanks to Ms Cardinal, the recognition of French across Canada continues to evolve in a positive way.