Senate Looking At Incorporating Native Tongues

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 15:47



A proposal to allow Aboriginal languages to be spoken in the Senate is up for debate.


A Liberal senator says a pilot project could be voted on as early as today.


It would start the ball rolling by giving Inuktitut speakers the chance to have an interpreter present when speaking to the Senate.


Senator David Smith says he thinks the same arrangements could be made for other Aboriginal languages, too.


He notes at least one senator from Saskatchewan can speak Cree, as well as a senator from the Northwest Territories .