Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia, et al. (April 15, 2013)
Case # 34908
The applicants brought an action against the Province of British Columbia and the Minister of Education. The applicants alleged violations of the Province’s constitutional obligations under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Province filed an application to remove the applicants Conseil Scolaire and Fédération des Parents as plaintiffs. Also included in this application was a proposal to add the Conseil scolaire as a third party. The Province contended that neither the Conseil scolaire nor the Fédération was entitled to assert the linguistic rights guaranteed by the Charter. In response, the Conseil scolaire and the Fédération filed affidavits. The affidavits described their respective roles in the promotion and protection of French language education and culture in the province.