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In the Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories (Attorney General) v. Commission Scolaire Francophone, Territoires du Nord-Ouest, 2015 NWTCA 1

This is an appeal from a trial decision (a) ordering the appellants to construct more minority language school facilities, and (b) declaring unconstitutional the Minister's directive on admissions to the minority language school: Commission Scolaire Francophone, Territoires du Nord-Ouest v Northwest Territories (Attorney General), 2012 NWTSC 44 (CanLII). It is the companion toNorthwest Territories (Attorney General) v Association des Parents Ayant Droit de Yellowknife, 2015 NWTCA 2 (CanLII). Both cases raise issues with respect to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ obligations under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This appeal engages the unique question of the scope of government’s discretion regarding admission to the French first language school in Hay River, École Boréale, and the constitutionality of a Ministerial Directive curtailing the Commission Scolaire Francophone, Territoires du Nord-Ouest’s (school board’s) power with respect to admission.

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Local Languages as a Human Right in Education
"There seems to be general agreement that children learn better when they understand what the teacher is saying. In Africa this is not the case. Instruction is given in a foreign language, a language neither pupils nor the teachers understand well. This is the greatest educational problem there is in Africa.
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Speaking in (Native) Tongues - The Revival of Forgotten British Languages
"Four British languages were recently named on a list of those under the threat of extinction. However many are experiencing a revival, sparking questions about why they are becoming popular again?

The list of endangered languages, compiled by UCL language expert Christopher Moseley, featured Cornish from Cornwall in England's southwest, Manx — spoken on the Isle of Man, alongside Jersey and Guernsey French as British languages under the threat of extinction."

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