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The legal requirements to have a bilingual websites.
Is it mandatory to have a French translated website, if you want to publish a Canadian-wide corporate website??? If so, please provide source.
There is no legislation in place that requires that a Canadian-wide corporation to have a French translated website. There is legislation that applies to governments, but not Canadian companies.
However many corporations choose to have a bilingual website because it expands their potential customer base and reach a French target market.
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Chris Girouard is a member of media relations with the federal Department of Justice.