ERIC Number: ED429448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Minority-Language Educational Rights: The Implementation of Section 23 of the "Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms": Status Report. New Canadian Perspectives.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) brought to the Canadian education system the right to instruction in the minority language. However, it is the province that must establish the appropriate school structures for exercise of that right. The study reported here outlines the current situation in the Canadian provinces and territories with respect to minority-language instruction and the management of educational facilities by official-language minority groups. First, it looks at the parameters within which those rights are exercised, and examines the current situation in each province and territory (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon), presenting the relevant legislative provisions. The study is intended to be a useful reference on language rights in education in Canada. Enabling statutes are also summarized in an appended list. (MSE)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Language of Instruction, National Surveys, Official Languages, State Legislation, Student Rights
Department of Canadian Heritage, Official Languages Support Programs Branch, 15 Eddy Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A-0M5, Canada (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Heritage, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada