Constitutional language rights of official-language minorities in Canada

a study of the legislation of the provinces and territories respecting education rights of official-language minorities and compliance with section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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StatementPierre Foucher.
ContributionsCanadian Law Information Council.
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LC ClassificationsKE4413 .F68 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 460 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL2767855M
ISBN 100662144457
LC Control Number86126789

Get this from a library. Constitutional language rights of official-language minorities in Canada: a study of the legislation of the provinces and territories respecting education rights of official-language minorities and compliance with section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

[Pierre Foucher; Canadian Law Information Council.]. Constitutional Language Rights of Official-Language Minorities in Canada: A Study of the Legislation of the Provinces and Territories Respecting Education Rights. A minority language is a language spoken by a minority of the population of a territory.

Such people are termed linguistic minorities or language minorities. With a total number of sovereign states recognized internationally (as of ) and an estimated number of roughly 5, to 7, languages spoken worldwide, the vast majority of languages are minority languages in every country in.

These communities received the backing of Canada's Supreme Court, which gave a collectivist and remedial interpretation to the Charter's official language minority education rights section A multitude of languages are used in ing to the census, English and French are the mother tongues of % and % of Canadians respectively.

In total % of Canadians have working knowledge of English while % have a working knowledge of French. Under the Official Languages Act ofboth English and French have official federal status throughout Canada, in Keyboard layout: QWERTY, US, Canadian French. Under the Austrian Constitutional Law (), Article 8(2) grants the right to maintenance and development of nationality and language to all ethnic minorities, equal rights to all languages used within the regions in domains of education, administration and public life, as well as the right to education in their own language for ethnic.

Foucher, P.:Constitutional Language Rights of Official-Language Minorities in Canada: A Study of the Legislation of the Provinces and Territories Respecting Education Rights of.

Sections 16 to 22 relate to Canada’s official languages and reinforce their equal use, status, rights and privileges in both the federal jurisdiction as well as in New Brunswick.

Section 23 offers a new set of educational rights for official-language minorities throughout the country. Get this from a library. Languages, constitutionalism and minorities.

[André Braën; Pierre Foucher; Yves Le Bouthillier;] -- "This outstanding and timely collection of essays takes a fresh look at minority language rights and protections from both a national and international perspective. The book canvasses existing. In a past issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Richard Bourhis () edited a number of articles that dealt with “French-English language issues in Canada.” The issue dealt with language contacts from both a national and a regional basis.

The present issue of IJSL focuses on the official language minorities of Canada, that is, English in Quebec (the only. Through the Contraventions Act Fund, Justice Canada will continue to provide provinces, territories and municipalities where the Contraventions Act is implemented with funding to undertake measures on Canada's behalf to ensure that constitutional and statutory offenders' language rights are respected in relation to the issuing and processing of.

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In many cases, they’ve done so to suppress regional and minority languages (though, in the case of Canada, the official language policies reflect the historic bilingualism in the country, but also have unintended negative effects on newer language minorities, including, especially, Asian immigrants).Author: Gabe Rottman.

In Canada, a few groups enjoy explicit constitutional recognition, including certain official language minorities and aboriginals. In light of the constitutional history of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed in the Reference re Secession of Quebec that the protection of minorities forms part of the constitutional order in Canada.

This article explores bilingual interpretation rules Cited by: 1. The Constitutional Act of a study in British colonial policy from the period from to / by John Sherman Custer. Official language minorities in Canada.

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Corporate Author: Canadian Unity Information Office. Language: English Deals with the language rights of official language minorities in Canada as well as initiatives.

However, in many discussions of rights over the cen- turies " including language rights " there has been a kind of dualism. Roman law made a distinction between rights in rem (rights attached to a place, or property rights) and rights in personam (rights of the individual).

Induring the debate on the Quebec Act in the British House of Commons, Edmund Burke referred to two categories of. Constitutional rights Official language.

Article 3 of the Constitution of Turkey defines Turkish as the official language of Turkey. Minority language rights. Article 42 of the Constitution explicitly prohibits educational institutions to teach any language other than Turkish as a mother tongue to Turkish n: English (17%), German (4%), French (3%).

Butterworths Languages, Constitutionalism and Minorities/Langues,constitutionnalismeet minorites takes a fresh look at minority language rights and protections from both a national and international perspective. The book canvases existing linguistic rights regimes, and analyzes the contemporary and practical language issues in Canada today.

Constitutional language rights of official-language minorities in Canada: a study of the legislation of the provinces and territories respecting education rights of official-language minorities and compliance with section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms / Pierre Foucher.

Spanish Language Rights in California: Constitutional Debates () Language Rights and New Mexico Statehood (), U.S. Commission on Civil Rights English and Colonialism in Puerto Rico (), Language Policy Task Force Crusade for Americanization (), John Higham.

Foucher, P.:Constitutional Language Rights of Official—Language Minorities in Canada: A Study of the Legislation of the Provinces and Territories Respecting Education Rights of Official-Language Minorities and Compliance with Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa.

Google ScholarCited by:   What “key achievement” having a regional impact (success stories or results in official-language minority communities or on the promotion of English and French in Canadian society) would your institution like to highlight?.

Answer: 1. La Passerelle – Intégration et développement économique de Toronto. As part of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages. Foucher, P.:Constitutional Language Rights of Official‐Language Minorities in Canada: A Study of the Legislation of the Provinces and Territories Respecting Education Rights of Official‐Language Minorities and Compliance with Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa.

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Google Scholar. Book Description: Convinced that education was one of the essential keys to the renewal and growth of their communities, revitalized Francophone organizations and leaders lobbied for constitutional entrenchment of official bilingualism and of a mandated Charter right to education in their own language, including the right to governance over their own schools and school boards.

Section 23 of the Charter recognizes preferential rights to education in English and French for official language minorities. This enshrines duality in Canada's educational system.

Section 29 protects denominational schools against dilution by any Charter rights. () Benoit Pelletier, Canada,Proceedings of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Reform, 21 SeptemberIssue no.

5, p. () Louis Massicotte, Possible Repercussions of an Elected Senate on Official Language Minorities in Canada, Study by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Washington,6 Marchp.

Chouinard has published in Ethnopolitics, the Language Rights Review, Language Minorities and Society, and the International Journal of Canadian Studies, Greene’s most recent book is The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (). He is also the editor of Constitutional Amendment in Canada (University of Toronto Press, ).

Language rights are to be found in various human rights and freedoms provisions, such as the prohibition of discrimination, freedom of expression, the right to private life, the right to education, and the right of linguistic minorities to use their own language with others in their group.

Abstract. In Identity Captured by Law, Sébastien Grammond assesses the constitutional and international legality of rules that control membership in Indigenous societies and the official language minorities of Canada.

Grammond’s main argument is that Indigenous and minority membership rules do not violate legal commitments to equality if there is sufficient correspondence between the legal Author: Patrick Macklem.

The result is a book-length description of how the Supreme Court over 35 years has acknowledged Quebec’s distinctiveness, recognized the validity of protecting the French language in Quebec, linked individual language rights to community vitality, and acted to ensure that French-language minority schools enjoy substantive equality with.

The Source Book was conceived at the Conference on Language Rights and Public Policy on April, organized by the Stanford University Department of Linguistics and Californians United Against Proposition As its title and sponsorship suggest, the conference brought together academics and activists (as well as language educators.

Inalarmed by the drift toward linguistic balkanization and segregation he saw taking place in his home state of California, the Senator introduced the first official English legislation ever introduced in the U.S.

Congress – a constitutional amendment declaring English the official language of the United States.Sixth Annual International Conference (Toronto, Canada) The Ontario Ombudsman was proud to host the sixth annual Conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners in Toronto, Canada on June 26 and Protecting Linguistic Minorities, Building Stronger Societies.With the act, the federal government of Canada made great strides in matters of language policy, emerging as a major player in this field in Canada and the principal defender of the language rights of Francophone minorities—except in Quebec, where it was the Anglophones who obtained the right to federal protection as a minority group.