2008

The Supreme Court of Canada clarifies the RCMP’s language obligations

The Court rules that the RCMP must respect the constitutional rights that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives the citizens of New Brunswick.

In its decision rendered in the Société des Acadiens et Acadiennes du Nouveau Brunswick case, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police must respect the constitutional rights that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives the citizens of New Brunswick and therefore provide services in both official languages throughout the province.