Association des parents de l’école Rose-des-vents v. Ministry of Education of BC

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Association des parents de l’école Rose-des-vents v. Ministry of Education of BC

Case # 35619
Association des parents de l’école Rose-des-vents, et al. v. Ministry of Education of British Columbia, et al. (December 2, 2014)

École Rose-des-Vents is a french-language elementary school that was established in Vancouver in 2001. The school has about 350 students. It is the only french-language elementary school serving those living west of main street. In 2010, parents of students at the school signed a petition in the B.C. Supreme Court. The petition sought a declaration that their rights under Section 23 of the Charter had been infringed upon. They stated the Charter Rights had been violated because the school’s facilities were not equivalent to those of a nearby english-language school. At issue is whether these Charter Rights were in fact violated.