Court Ruling: Commissioner of Official Languages and CBC/Radio Canada back to square one
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gatineau, November 12, 2015 – Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser expressed his disappointment at a ruling delivered today by the Federal Court of Appeal regarding his court case with CBC/Radio‑Canada.
This ruling brings us back to square one. After five years of litigation, important questions are still left unanswered,” said Commissioner Fraser. “
I was hoping the Court would be able to come to a decision concerning my jurisdiction to investigate complaints about CBC/Radio Canada and also concerning the nature of the national public broadcaster’s obligations under Part VII of the Official Languages Act.”
In the absence of such clarity,” the Commissioner added, “
I am exploring my options going forward, and I hope I can count on CBC/Radio-Canada’s cooperation with this. In addition, some 18 investigations regarding CBC/Radio-Canada were on hold in my office. I hope that in this context as well, CBC/Radio-Canada will assist us in finding appropriate resolutions.”