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.
Province or Territory: British Columbia
Court: Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2020 SCC 13, 2018 B.C.J. No. 2836, 2016 BCSC 1764
Category: Minority-language education rightsBackground This appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (the Court) concerned the scope of the right to minority language education under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter). The appellants—the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (...
Province or Territory: Ontario
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Divisional Court
Citation: 2021 ONSC 5132
Category: Language rights and services to the publicFacts Dr. Bélanger was the subject of a disciplinary procedure before the Discipline Committee (the Committee) of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (the College). Based on section 86 of the Health Professions Procedural Code, being Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act...