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Les politiques publiques et le service en français: une étude comparative de deux corps policiers

  • Public Policies and French Services: a comparative study of two police forces

  • Author / Creator
    Croteau, Sonia
  • The Official Languages Act requires that some Canadian public institutions offer services in both official languages. In the absence of this Act, would government agencies still offer French-language services to French-speakers living in a minority community? To answer this question, the author studied two police forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). The former is subject to the Official Languages Act, the latter is not. After presenting the organizational structures of the two forces, the author establishes some comparison points based on interviews conducted with members of the two organizations. An analysis of the participants’ responses allows the author to draw conclusions that will help improve French-language services in minority communities.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3J890
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    French
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Faculté Saint-Jean
  • Specialization
    • Études Canadiennes (Canadian Studies)
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Edmund Aunger
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Frédéric Boily (Campus Saint-Jean)
    • Mélanie Méthot (Augustana Campus)
    • Paul Dubé (Campus Saint-Jean)
    • Edmund Aunger (Campus Saint-Jean)