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International Journal of the Sociology of Language

Ed. by Fishman, Joshua A. / Garcia Otheguy, Ofelia

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Legal environment of official languages in Canada

Pierre Foucher1

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Citation Information: International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Volume 2007, Issue 185, Pages 53–69, ISSN (Online) 1613-3668, ISSN (Print) 0165-2516, DOI: 10.1515/IJSL.2007.025, May 2007

Publication History

Published Online:
2007-05-30

Abstract

Language rights are an important part of the socio-legal environment in Canada. This article examines the constitutional division of legislative powers over language in Canada and its consequence on language rights. It also looks into constitutional language rights to ascertain how these rights shape the future of linguistic communities in Canada. The article shows that constitutionally protected language rights foster the constitutional dialogue theory and helps to advance the status and power of French and English minorities in a delicate balance between courts and legislatures, federal and provincial jurisdictions, and English minorities in Quebec and French minorities outside Quebec.

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