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The legal requirements to have a bilingual websites.


Arlene asked:

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.

About the author

Chris Girouard is a member of media relations with the federal Department of Justice.

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