1986

Ontario’s High Court of Justice rules that publicly funded minority language educational facilities are warranted in Penetanguishene

Ontario’s High Court of Justice ruled that under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, rights holders are entitled to receive education in their language that is of equal quality to that which is provided to the majority.

The Court determined that where there are enough rights holders to warrant minority language education facilities under subsection 23(3)(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, those rights holders are entitled to publicly funded educational facilities of a quality equivalent to those of the linguistic majority.