Bilingualism in Canada
The official languages of Canada are English and French, which "have equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Parliament and Government of Canada,"...
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Spoken languages of Canada
A multitude of languages are used in Canada. According to the 2011 census, English and French are the mother tongues of 56.9% and 21.3% of Canadians respectively. However, marking the steady decline i...
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Constitution of Canada
The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada; the country's constitution is an amalgamation of codified acts and uncodified traditions and conventions. It is one of the oldest working con...
Bilingual education
Bilingual education involves teaching academic content in two languages, in a native and secondary language with varying amounts of each language used in accordance with the program model.
The fol...
French immersion
French immersion is a form of bilingual education in which a child who does not speak French as his or her first language receives instruction in school in French. In most French-immersion schools, ch...
Devine v. Quebec (Attorney General)
Devine v Quebec (AG), [1988] 2 S.C.R. 790 is a leading Supreme Court of Canada decision on the constitutional protection of minority language rights.
Allan Singer was a Montreal printer who mostly...
Constitution Act, 1867
The Constitution Act, 1867 (originally enacted as The British North America Act, 1867, and referred to as the BNA Act), is a major part of Canada's Constitution. The Act created a federal dominion an...
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Section Twenty-two of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Section 22 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one of several sections of the Charter relating to the official languages of Canada. The official languages, under section 16, are English...
Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Bon Cop, Bad Cop is a 2006 Canadian dark comedy-thriller buddy cop film about an Ontarian and a Québécois police officer who reluctantly join forces. The dialogue is a mixture of English and French. ...
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Bill 86
Bill 86 is a law in Quebec, Canada, which modified the Charter of the French Language to allow the use of English on outdoor public signs in Quebec, as long as French is predominant. It was passed on...
Language demographics of Quebec
This article presents the current language demographics of the Canadian province of Quebec.
The complex nature of Quebec's linguistic situation, with individuals who are often bilingual or multili...
Mahe v. Alberta
Mahe v Alberta, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 342 is a leading decision of the Supreme Court of Canada. The ruling is notable because the court established that section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Free...
Official bilingualism in the public service of Canada
Because Canada has, for over two centuries, contained both English- and French-speakers, the question of the language used in the administration of public affairs has always been a sensitive issue. Am...
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Edwin Benson
Edwin Benson (Ma-doke-wa-des-she, Iron Bison) is an educator and the last speaker of the Mandan language. He was born in 1931 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. He currently teaches Man...
Section Twenty-one of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Section 21 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one of several sections of the Charter relating to the official languages of Canada. The official languages, under section 16 of the Charte...
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Charlebois v. Saint John (City)
Charlebois v Saint John (City of) [2005] 3 S.C.R. 563 was a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on minority language rights in New Brunswick. The Court found no statutory obligation on municipali...
French terms in Canadian politics
In Canada, the political system is based on Westminster parliamentarism and has evolved with local traditions. One of the particularities of the Canadian experience of the British constitutional monar...
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Section Seventeen of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Section 17 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one of the provisions of the Charter that addresses rights relating to Canada's two official languages, English and French. While the sect...
Eunice Bommelyn
Eunice Xash-wee-tes-na Henry Bommelyn (February 6, 1927 – April 23, 2012) was an American Tolowa cultural advocate, Tolowa language proponent, and tribal historian. Bommelyn was the last living person...
R. v. Beaulac
R v Beaulac [1999] 1 S.C.R. 768 is a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on language rights. Notably, the majority adopted a liberal and purposive interpretation of language rights in the Canadia...
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English-speaking Quebecer
English-speaking Quebecers (also known as Anglo-Quebecers, English Quebecers, or Anglophone Quebecers, all with the optional spelling Quebeckers; in French Anglo-Québécois, Québécois Anglophone, or si...
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Ford v. Quebec (Attorney General)
Ford v Quebec (AG), [1988] 2 S.C.R. 712 is a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision in which the Court struck down part of the Charter of the French Language, commonly known as Bill 101. This law ...
Bill 88
The law recognising the equality of the two linguistic communities of New Brunswick, or the more succinct Law 88, is a law adopted by the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, recognising the equalit...
French Language Services Act
The French Language Services Act is a law in the province of Ontario, Canada which is intended to protect the rights of Franco-Ontarians, or French-speaking people, in the province.The Act does not gi...
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Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages
Canadian Senate Standing Committee On Official languages [1], 40th Parliament 2nd Session (January 26, 2009 – present) mandate.On October 10, 2002, the Senate dissociated itself from the former ...
L. Frank
L. Frank (born 1952) is the nom d'arte of L. Frank Manriquez, a Tongva-Acjachemen artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist. She lives and works in Santa Rosa Califo...
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