Language Rights 2009–2011

 

 

Cat. No.: SF31-99/2012
ISBN: 978-1-100-54374-1

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

1. MINORITY-LANGUAGE EDUCATION RIGHTS

1.1 Access to English-language education in Quebec

Nguyen v. Quebec (Education, Recreation and Sports)

2. LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL BILINGUALISM

2.1 Legislative and judicial bilingualism in Alberta

R. v. Caron
R. v. Caron (decision by the Court of Appeal of Alberta on the application for leave to appeal)
R. v. Caron (interim costs)
R. v. Pooran

2.2 The right to a bilingual hearing in Ontario

Residence St-Louis v. the Ontario Nurses’ Association
Bajikijaie v. Mbuyi
Landry v. Barreau du Haut-Canada

2.3 The right to a bilingual hearing in Quebec

McCullock Finney v. Canada (Attorney General)
Brenneur v. The Queen

2.4 Language rights of the accused

R. v. Musasizi

2.5 The language of offence notices in the City of Winnipeg

R. v. Rémillard et al.

2.6 Translation of the evidence filed by the federal Crown

Bolanos Blanco v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

3.  LANGUAGE RIGHTS AND SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC

3.1. Principle of active offer with respect to police services in New Brunswick

R. v. Paul Robichaud
R. v. Gaudet
R. v. Losier
R. v. Robichaud

3.2 The principle of active offer with respect to services provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick

R. v. Furlotte

3.3 The principle of active offer with respect to services provided by the Greater Moncton Planning District Commission of New Brunswick

Charlebois v. Greater Moncton Planning District Commission

3.4 The language of signage in the Township of Russell

Galganov v. Russell

3.5 Section 20(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Official Languages Act do not exclude the use of a language other than English or French

Abbasi v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

4. THE VITALITY AND DEVELOPMENT OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE MINORITY COMMUNITIES

4.1 The importance of institutions in ensuring the vitality and development of minority communities

Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada v. Canada (Attorney General)
LaRoque v. Société Radio-Canada

4.2 Patents posted on the Canadian Intellectual Property Office site: Refusal to translate the summary, a violation of Part VII of the Official Languages Act

Picard v. Canada (Canadian Intellectual Property Office)

5. BILINGUAL DESIGNATION OF POSITIONS

5.1 Linguistic designation of positions on VIA Rail’s Western routes

Norton v. Via Rail Canada

Notes