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Bill C-376

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The purpose of this enactment is to require a Minister to consult with provincial and territorial governments, education and literacy experts, industry, labour, the media and literacy students to report on illiteracy and national literacy goals and standards and to propose a policy by which the goals and standards may be achieved.

There will also be a review of teaching programs to reflect the emphasis on literacy, a process of consultation with business and labour to increase literacy in the workplace, a register of literacy resources, and a media campaign on literacy awareness.