Matthew Hayday in the Montreal Gazette today! | College of Arts

Matthew Hayday in the Montreal Gazette today!

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

History professor Matthew Hayday is making headlines today discussing bilingualism in English Canada. The article appears in today’s Montreal Gazette. He is a contributor to a new book due out next month, Life After Forty: Official Languages Policy in Canada. It examines the country’s Official Languages Act and discusses why, despite the act, bilingualism in English Canada is only slightly higher than it is in the United States. Hayday, who studies official languages in education, contributed an article to the book, Finessing Federalism: The Development of Institutional and Popular Support for Official Languages and is currently researching the history of bilingualism in English-speaking Canada. Matthew is associate professor in the Department and the author of Bilingual Today, United Tomorrow (McGill-Queens University Press, 2005).

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