LRSP Live - December 2015

Your constitutional language rights. Know them. Use them!

Update on funding applications
submitted to the LRSP

The members of the Panel of Experts received and processed 12 funding applications on December 7th, 2015 and January 5th, 2016. After a thorough analysis of the applications, the Panel decided that:
  • 8 funding applications were accepted;
  • 4 analyses will be carried forward to the next Panel meeting.
As a reminder, information about applications remains strictly confidential and will not be reported in this newsletter or on the LRSP's website unless the applicant has formally authorized the LRSP to do so.

For more information on funding offered by the LRSP, visit our website.

Ordre de la Pléiade

The Ontario Section of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie has announced the names of the recipients of the Ordre de la Pléiade medal for 2016. The recipients were selected by a non-partisan committee of parliamentarians for their exceptional contribution to the Ontarian Francophonie.

The LRSP congratulates all the recipients, particularly Professor Pierre Foucher of the University of Ottawa. 

The investiture ceremony will take place in spring 2016 at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Toronto.

Happy New Year 2016!

Below is a list of upcoming events in January:
  • January 19: Law conference on the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Caron v. Alberta, organised by L’Observatoire international des droits linguistiques, at the Université de Moncton, NB. For more information, visit the website of the University. (Information available in French only.) 
  • January 21: Conference on the autonomy of francophones outside Quebec, organised within the Rendez-vous du CRCCF, at the University of Ottawa, ON. For more information, visit the website of the Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française (CRCCF). (Information available in French only.) 
  • January 28-30: Public Education Symposium 2016, organised by the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), in Toronto, ON. For more information, visit the website of the OPSBA.
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on language rights

The LRSP provides a press review and/or studies from different research institutes and universities on constitutional language rights and on official language minority communities.


Mentions of the LRSP


Constitutional language rights

Rights to services and communications

December 1 - Presse franco-ontarienne : LeDroit offre une concertation avec les hebdos (available in French only)

December 2 - Les radios francophones ne veulent pas être oubliées (available in French only)

December 3 - Liberals propose compromise on school boards 

December 3 - C’est la rentrée pour les parlementaires (available in French only)

December 8 - Discours du trône « engageant » pour les francophones? (available in French only)

December 10 - Les médias francophones de l'Ontario «en péril» (available in French only)

December 13 - Language commissioner revisits standoff over bilingual tweets by ministers 

December 14  - Unionized paramedics protest employer's bilingual service plan 

December 15 - Des tests pour les immigrants plus chers en français qu'en anglais (available in French only)

December 17 - Le bilinguisme gagne du terrain à Ottawa (available in French only)

December 29 - L'année 2015 et les langues officielles (available in French only)

Legislative rights

December 1- Bilinguisme législatif dans l'Ouest... : Une génération, deux batailles, deux échecs (available in French only)

December 1 - Louis Riel et les nuances de la rédaction législative  (available in French only)

December 3 - L’affaire Caron: une occasion pour le Québec? (available in French only)

December 8 - Où sont les faiseurs de pays? (available in French only)

Judiciary rights

December 3 - Insultée par un juge parce qu'elle voulait être servie en français à Toronto (available in French only)

December 8 - Juges bilingues à la Cour suprême du Canada: le NPD revient à la charge (available in French only)

December 10 - François Choquette réclame des juges bilingues à la Cour suprême (available in French only)


Language rights

Next meeting of the Panel of Experts

* March 7th, 2016*

For upcoming meeting dates, visit our website.
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