Government Services and Communications. Minority Official Language Rights. Presentation Outline. Legal Structure Overview Language rights in government services and communication Questions and answers Case studies. Legal Structure: Overview. Constitution Act , 1867
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Constitution Act, 1867
Sections 91 and 92
The issues… you need some governmental information or service and you would like it in French.
In English-speaking provinces/territories, French services must be made available:
Further definitions addressed in federal laws, such as the Official Languages Act and its regulations, and case law
If the requirements are not met, there may still be bilingual services:
Is it an Institution or Office of the Federal Government?
Nature of Office
Also should = Substantive Equality
Yes = Bilingual Services
If you need French language services from an institution/office of