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Montreal, Quebec, November 19, 2013
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Footnote 1

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, addressing the Council of the Canadian Bar Association at the Canadian Legal Conference, August 13, 2011, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Footnote 2

Reaching Equal Justice: An invitation to envision and act.

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Footnote 3

CBA Report, p. 8.

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Footnote 4

CBA Report, p. 8.

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Footnote 5

Criminal Code, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46, s. 530.

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Footnote 6

More specifically, the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada does not keep this information.

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Footnote 7

The Action Committee’s report is available at

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Footnote 8

Frank R. Scott, “Canada, Quebec and Bilingualism,” in Essays on the Constitution: Aspects of Canadian Law and Politics, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1977, p. 197. Originally published in The Queen’s Quarterly, 54, 1947.

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Footnote 9

Scott studied law at McGill, taught as a professor and served as dean from 1961 to 1964.

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Footnote 10

Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. British Columbia, 2013, SCC 42; para 53.

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Footnote 11

Société des Acadiens v. Association of Parents, [1986] 1 S.C.R. 549.

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Footnote 12

R. v. Beaulac, [1999] 1 S.C.R. 768.

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Footnote 13

Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. British Columbia, 2013 SCC 42; para 7.

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Footnote 14

Ibid., para 56.

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Footnote 15

Ibid., para 57.

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Footnote 16

Ibid., para 105.

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Footnote 17

Ibid., para 107.

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Footnote 18

Ibid., para 109.

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Footnote 19

Le Droit, July 30, 2013.

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Footnote 20

A decision that “peut nous surprendre et surtout nous inquiéter.” L’Acadie Nouvelle, August 6, 2013.

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Footnote 21

“Drawing a line on French in B.C.”, National Post, August 1, 2013.

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Footnote 22

Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. British Columbia, para 64.

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