FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issue today by the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor:

The Office of the Lieutenant-Governor is aware of the legal action being pursued by the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick in relation to the linguistic requirements of the position of lieutenant-Governor for the Province of New Brunswick.

Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy understands the organization’s perspective and respects its decision to take this action. She also acknowledges the importance of being able to communicate with New Brunswickers from both official language groups.

“I remain committed to improving my French language skills over the course of my mandate so that I can serve both the French and English communities well,” she said.