Having taken office on January 29 of this year, Canada’s new Commissioner of Official Languages, Raymond Théberge, says that he is working on getting his bearings in a difficult but important role. “The first thing I realized when I started two weeks ago was the complexity of the work involved,” Théberge told The Record on Wednesday. The new commissioner explained that his role focuses on ensuring the vitality of linguistic communities across the country through advocacy, education, promotion, and direct intervention in different ways, and said that at the moment his focus is on understanding the work of his predecessor. “It is a daunting task,” he said. See full story in the Thursday, Feb. 15th edition of The Record.