Priority: Continue to hire bilingual human resources in the justice system so that Francophones can have trials in French.

In Canada, several laws guarantee that Albertans have the right to a trial in French before the federal courts: section 133 of the Constitution Act, 1867, section 19 (1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and section 530 of the Criminal Code. Alberta’s Languages Act also recognizes a right to use French in oral communications in a number of provincial courts.

Reference to read: “Environmental Scan: Access to Justice in Both Official Languages“, Government of Canada


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