ARCHIVED - Study of the Official Language Obligations of Federal Crown Agents in the Province of New Brunswick†- December 2000

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1.

BACKGROUND

 

1.1

Aim and purpose of this study

 

1.2

Problems pertinent to this study brought to the attention of the Office of the Commissioner

 

1.3

Gathering information for this study

2.

STATUTORY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS IN FEDERAL LAWS

 

2.1

Language obligations applicable to criminal proceedings under Part XVII of the Criminal Code

 

2.2

Language obligations applicable to civil proceedings in federal courts under Part III of the Official Languages Act (OLA)

 

2.3

Language obligations applicable to communications with the public and the provision of services under Part IV of the OLA

3.

FEDERAL CROWN AGENTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK

 

3.1

Appointment of agents and information available to them about language rights

 

 

 

A) Civil cases

 

 

 

B) Criminal cases

 

3.2

Agentsí knowledge of language rights

 

3.3

Determining the language of file

 

3.4

File transfers

 

3.5

Language capabilities of standing agents in New Brunswick

 

3.6

Active offer of service in either official language

 

3.7

Language of communications between agents and the Department of Justice

4.

CONCLUSIONS

5.

RECOMMENDATIONS