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Yukon Francophone School Board, Education Area #23 v. Yukon (Attorney General)
[1] After a trial involving claims by the Yukon Francophone School Board about minority language education rights, the trial judge found that the Yukon government had failed to comply with its obligations under s. 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms . Based largely on the conduct of the trial judge, the Court of Appeal concluded that there was a reasonable apprehension of bias and ordered a new trial. That conduct is at the centre of this appeal.

[63] This brings us to the two legal issues which were appealed to this Court and which the Court of Appeal did not send back for a new trial. The first is whether the Board can unilaterally decide whom to admit to the French school.

[75] This bring us to the second issue decided by the Court of Appeal, namely, whether the Yukon is required, by virtue of s. 6(1) of the Languages Act, to communicate with and provide services to the Board and its employees in French.

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Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada
The 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available.
 
R. v. Munkonda, 2015 ONCA 309
"[1] The appellant appeals from the decision of the Superior Court dismissing his application for certiorari. The certiorari judge found four violations of the appellant's language rights, but nonetheless refused to grant a stay of proceedings or any other remedy.

[2] The appeal raises important questions concerning the language rights of an accused at a bilingual preliminary inquiry or trial, as well as the procedure to be followed during those proceedings, and the remedies that a court should award as a result of a violation of those rights."

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