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 Charron
Province or Territory: Quebec
Court: Quebec Superior Court
Citation: 2018 QCCS 968 (also:  Q.J. No. 4874)
Category: Legislative and judicial bilingualismBackground This case involves the judicial discretion to order that a criminal trial be held before a bilingual jury rather than before one whose members speak only the language of the accused. In this case, the accused, Alain Charron, made a request pursuant to his rights protected under section...