Language and Governance Conference Participants

Language and Governance A round table hosted by the National Assembly for Wales Cardiff, 29-30 November Participants Language and Governance A round table hosted by the National Assembly for Wales and the Forum of Federations Cardiff, 29-30 November Participants National Assembly for Wales: Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan, First Minister Ms Jenny Randerson, Minister for Culture, Sports and the Welsh Language Ms Jane Davidson, Minister for Education and Life-Long Learning Ms Delyth Evans, Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs, Culture and Environment Mr Rhodri Glyn Thomas, Member of the Assembly and Chair of the Culture Committee Ms Rosemary Butler, Member of the Assembly and member of the Culture Committee Ms Alison Halford, Member of the Assembly and member of the Culture Committee Mr Owen John Thomas, Member of the Assembly and member of the Culture Committee Mr Dafydd Wigley, Member of the Assembly and member of the Culture Committee Mr Euryn Ogwen Williams, Expert Adviser to the Culture Committee for the Welsh Language Review Ms Catrin Redknapp, Expert Adviser to the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee for the Welsh Language in Education Review Mr Paul Silk, Clerk to the Assembly Mr Winston Roddick QC, Counsel General Mr Russell Thomas, Head of Culture, Sports and the Welsh Language Mr Keith Davies, Head of Standards and Performance, Training and Education Dept. Welsh Language Board: Mr Rhodri Williams, Chair Mr John Walter Jones, Chief Executive Mr Medwin Hughes, Vice Chair Mr Arun Midha, Member Ms Bethan Guilfolyle, Member Mr Jeff Morgan, Member Ms Gwawr Hughes, Member Ms Rhiannon Walters, Member Mr Gwyn Jones, Deputy Chief Executive Mr Rhys Dafis, Head of Public and Voluntary Sectors Team Mr Meirion Prys Jones, Head of Language Planning Team Dr Jeremy Evas, Language Planning Officer Wales (other): Mr Cefin Campbell, Director, Mentrau Iaith Myrddin (Welsh Language Initiative in south west Wales) Ms Eleri Carrog, National Organiser, Cefn (Welsh Language Civil Rights Movement) Ms Cherry Short, Commissioner, Commission for Racial Equality Mr Emyr Lewis, Representative, European Charter on Regional and Minority Languages, Council of Europe Prof Colin H. Williams, Department of Welsh, Cardiff University, and member of the Welsh Language Board Prof Alistair Cole, School of European Studies, Cardiff University Mr J. Barry Jones, Director, Welsh Governance Centre, Cardiff University North / South Language Body: Mr Leachlain S. Ó Catháin, Board Member, Foras na Gaeilge Dr Philip Robinson, Board Member, Tha Boord o Ulstèr-Scotch (Ulster-Scots Agency) Northern Ireland: Ms Pat McAlister, Head of Linguistic Relations Branch, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland Assembly Prof Máiréad Nic Craith, Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages, University of Ulster Scotland: Mr Allan Campbell, Chief Executive, Comunn na Gàidhlig (Gaelic Development Agency) Mr Francis Brewis, Sport, the Arts and Culture Division, Scottish Executive Brittany: Mr Andrew Lincoln, President of DIWAN (Breton medium schools movement) Federal Government of Canada: Dr Dyane Adam, Commissioner of Official Languages Mr Gérard Finn, Director General, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages Ms Diana Monnet, Deputy Secretary, Official Languages Division, Treasury Board Secretariat Mr Norman Moyer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Identity, Department of Canadian Heritage Mr Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section, Department of Justice Dr Pierre Coulombe, Policy Analyst, Strategic Policy and Research, Privy Council Office Mr Robert Rochon, Deputy High Commissioner, Canadian High Commission Dr William Lawton, Political Officer, Canadian High Commission Canada (other): Mr Ralph Lysyshyn, President, Forum of Federations Prof Linda Cardinal, Department of Political Science and Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa Québec: Mr Guy Dumas, Permanent Secretary, Language Policy Secretariat Mr Hugh Maynard, Executive Director, Québec Farmers’ Association Mr Daniel Audet, Delegate General, Office of the Government of Québec for the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic Countries Mr Denis Turcotte, Communications and Public Affairs Counsellor, Office of the Government of Québec for the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic Countries Ms Céline Gagnon, Public Affairs Attaché, Office of the Government of Québec for the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic Countries Ontario: Ms Jacqueline Frank, Executive Director, Office of Francophones Affairs, Government of Ontario Northwest Territories: Ms Fibbie Tatti, Languages Commissioner Mr Steven Nitah, Member of the Legislative Assembly and Chair of the Special Committee on the Review of the Official Languages Act Mr David Krutko, Member of the Legislative Assembly and Deputy Chair of the Special Committee on the Review of the Official Languages Act Mr Brendan Bell, Member of the Legislative Assembly and member of the Special Committee on the Review of the Official Languages Act Mr David M. Hamilton, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly Mr Benoit Boutin, Committee Coordinator, Legislative Assembly