Sunday, September 13, 2009

Commissioner of Official Languages Publication on Recent Language Rights Decisions

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, released a study of the most important decisions on language rights in recent years, as part of a round table on the subject organized last week by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law for the 40th anniversary of the Official Languages Act:
"This report summarizes and analyzes the principal decisions on language rights rendered by the courts in the 2007–2008 and 2008–2009 fiscal years. While not exhaustive, it is intended as a reference tool for people directly or indirectly interested in these rights."

"The cases considered in this report illustrate a variety of areas affected by language rights. Judgments have dealt with topics such as minority-language education rights, the use of the two official languages in proceedings of Parliament, language rights in the administration of justice and the right to communicate with and receive services from government institutions in the official language of choice."
Earlier Library Boy posts on the 40th anniversary of the Official Languages Act include:

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