Do kids in francophone school districts outside of Quebec deserve a school experience equal to their counterparts educated in English?
It’s a question Canada’s highest court could have decided today.
Instead, it is back to the drawing board.
It drew the attention of BC’s government and Francophone school district.
Yukon’s only French school was fighting for a facility comparable to English schools.
Instead of deciding that, the Supreme Court of Canada ordered a new trial.
Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique lawyer Mark Power says that means a similar case in this province continues.
“Today’s judgement provides no guidance. It simply means the parties have to continue as they have in BC, and the trial judge here Madam Justice Russell will have rule in due course.”
The Charter guarantees Francophones outside of Quebec the right to educate their kids in French.