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The flag becomes the symbol of the Acadians of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
This educational institution is the only French-language university in the province and the first in the Maritimes.
Acadian children in Nova Scotia are now allowed to receive instruction in French during the first half of elementary school.
January 1, 1937
Nova Scotia’s only French-language newspaper, Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse, hits the newsstands
In 1937, Désiré d'Éon launches Le Petit Courrier du Sud-Ouest, which would become Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse in 1972.
The Festival Acadien de Clare is the oldest Acadian festival in the world.
The Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and global development of Nova Scotia’s Acadian and French-speaking community.
The goal of the Festival is to inform visitors from here and abroad of Chéticamp’s Acadian heritage.
The new Education Act is passed, giving Acadians in Nova Scotia the right to be provided with French first-language education.
It is the tenth provincial/territorial branch of the Canadian Parents for French network.
This French-language community college is established in Nova Scotia under provincial legislation in 1988 and opens its doors to students in 1992.
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rules in favour of the right to publicly funded French-language education in Cape Breton
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal overturned two 1988 decisions by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, finding instead that the appellants have the right to have their children receive publicly funded primary and secondary education in the language of the minority.
The Act enables the creation of French-language school boards.
It is the only French-language school board in the province.
It confirms that the courts must issue effective, responsive remedies that guarantee full and meaningful protection of the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Réseau Santé – Nouvelle-Écosse is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the delivery of health care services to Acadians and Francophones in Nova Scotia.
December 10, 2003
In her proclamation, Queen Elizabeth II acknowledges the tragic consequences of the deportation.
This Act aims to foster the ongoing development of the province’s Acadian and Francophone community and specifies the terms and conditions under which provincial institutions provide services in French.
The Federal Court rules in favour of the use of both official languages by RCMP officers on the Trans-Canada Highway in Amherst, Nova Scotia
The Federal Court ruled that having French-speaking motorists use a police radio to communicate with a bilingual RCMP officer does not meet the language rights requirements stated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
This designation formally recognizes the Acadian people for their contribution to world heritage.
The Nova Scotian capital acknowledged the harm it had caused regarding school taxes collected from Acadians and Francophones that were used to fund only English-language schools.