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Tenacity and perseverance pays off in fight for respect

When it comes to staying power you’ve got to give credit to Cote Saint-Luc Councillor Ruth Kovac and Hampstead lawyer Harold Staviss. These two, a veritable dynamic duo, don’t take “non” for an answer. 182 more words

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West Quebec bilingual newspaper tangles with language police, English is pushed to back pages

A long-standing back and forth between a West Quebec newspaper and the body that enforces that province’s language laws has come to a head with an injunction that compels the newspaper separate its French and English pages, the co-publisher says. 667 more words

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Alleged Ottawa drug dealer's language rights violated, judge rules

An alleged Ottawa drug dealer’s trial has been delayed, if not halted, after an Ontario Court of Appeal judge found the francophone man’s language rights were seriously violated by prosecutors and a judge in a lower court. 717 more words


Learning indigenous languages in Japan to rebuild identity

For many indigenous people around the world, language learning as peacebuilding comes in the form of fighting to learn and keep one’s native language in the face of political, social and cultural oppression. 203 more words

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International Mother Language Day - February 21

by  Ruslana Westerlund

Did you know that nearly 40% of the world’s population lack access to education in their own language according to this report from UNESCO… 557 more words

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A guide to Quebec’s signs language law

February 4, 2015
The Suburban

The following is a guide to Bill 101’s language of signs provisions, as contained on the Quebec government site publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca… 806 more words

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