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QCGN says language minorities require separate rights support program

Equality rights are of real importance to Canadian society, but language rights are fundamentally different and the two streams within the Court Challenges Program should be independent of each other, the Quebec Community Groups Network told the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights studying the government’s pledge to reinstate the program. 160 more words

Canada

Is wah yuh sayin'?

“Yu wahn i hot up?” asked the woman behind the till when I returned my cold dhal and roti to the counter at Giftland Mall. I paused for a second, deciphering, then agreed. 573 more words

Guyana

Condemn the racism and Eurocentrism of the British prime minister

British Prime Minister David Cameron must be condemned for the outrageous comments made last week in The Times and elsewhere in which he claimed that a lack of ability to speak English was connected with what he referred to as an “alarming picture” of isolation facing some Muslim women. 933 more words

Europe

Opinion: Bill 86's school board reforms are no threat to the anglophone community

DAVID BIRNBAUM, SPECIAL TO MONTREAL GAZETTE

In print: December 16, 2015

The cornerstone of English-speaking community vitality in Quebec is the health and stability of the key institutions that serve it. 645 more words

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Opinion: Why Côte-St-Luc city council opposes Quebec's school board reform

More from Mitchell Brownstein, Special to Montreal Gazette

In print: December 16, 2015

Monday night, Côte-St-Luc city council passed a resolution opposing Bill 86, the Quebec government’s plan to change how school boards are governed. 653 more words

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How to do Originalism

In my last post, I summarized the Supreme Court’s recent decision in  Caron v. Alberta, 2015 SCC 56, which held that Alberta is not under a constitutional obligation to enact legislation in French as well as English. 1,688 more words

Constitutional Law

What Did They Mean?

Must the laws of Alberta ― like those of Manitoba (as well as Québec, New Brunswick, and of course Parliament itself) be enacted and published in both French and English?  1,783 more words

Constitutional Law