This database presents summaries of key court decisions in Canada related to official languages and of events relating to language rights since 2003. These summaries have been prepared by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada.
This database is not exhaustive. It was designed to be used as a reference tool for people directly or indirectly interested in language rights. The database is updated on an ongoing basis.
1. R v Munkonda
Province or Territory: Ontario
Court: Court of Appeal for Ontario
Citation: 2015 ONCA 309
Category: Legislative and judicial bilingualismThe Court of Appeal for Ontario had to decide whether to uphold a decision of a certiorari judge who declined to award a remedy to an accused who claimed that his language rights had been violated in a criminal proceeding. Background The appellant was one of eight people charged with...