S.A.N.B. calls on feds to recognize N.B.'s linguistic uniqueness when it comes to official languages

The New Brunswick Acadian Society is calling on Ottawa to make major changes to its Official Languages Act.

Acting president Joey Couturier says it's time the federal government stops treating New Brunswick like every other province and gives it the recognition it deserves.

He says the province's linguistic uniqueness is codified in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and should be reflected in the Official Languages Act.

The society wants Ottawa to ensure its New Brunswick institutions provide services in both official languages with no exceptions.

It also wants the federal government to consider the province's linguistic balance when it comes to the development and application of its immigration policies.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)