Education in the Language of the Minority – Constitutional Language Rights
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Education in the Language of the Minority – Constitutional Language Rights

September 9, 2019


As a parent, you make decisions for your children every day: what they can wear, what they can watch on TV, what kind of music they can listen to, the list goes on. Now choosing the right school for your children, that’s a big decision. Kids learn everything at school, not just the academic stuff, but important things like values, culture and social skills, and things that are a little bit less academic like swear words and kissing techniques. Of course, you’re going to want to choose a school that reflects your own values, your culture and your language. There are English- and French-language schools across Canada but not everyone can have access to them. In Quebec, if a child who wants
to go to an English-language school, he must have at least one parent who is a Canadian citizen and that parent must have done the majority of their grade school at an English
language elementary school in Canada. Failing that, if at least one parent is a Canadian citizen, and at least one of the children has completed the majority of their education at an English language school, the rest of the kids that you might have running around can also go to an English-language school.

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