Chapter 7 reviews the Charter’s effect on the status of the official languages of Canada and minority-language education rights. The chapter focuses on Supreme Court decisions that interpret language rights inside and outside of the Charter. These cases deal with language rights in Quebec, New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia, and have had an important impact on minority-language communities across Canada.
IAN GREENE was a professor of political science at York University, where he served as Dean of Arts and Science. He has written widely about judges, judging, and the Canadian court system. His other books include Honest Politics (with David P. Shugarman) and Judges and Judging (with Peter McCormick). Ian lives in Toronto.