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Private Member’s Bill
40th Parliament, 3rd Session
March 3, 2010 - March 26, 2011
Text of the Bill
Bill Reinstated
This bill has been reinstated from:
40th Parliament, 2nd Session
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An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages)
Last Stage Completed
Second Reading in the Senate (2011-03-22)
Progress: Second Reading in the Senate
Further Reading
Reading List
  • A solution, or deliberate creation, of a problem?. Levant, Ezra. Canadian lawyer, 34:54, June 2010
  • Bilingualism [Blog post] [electronic resource] : a legal competency. Webber, Gregoire. The Mark, Apr. 15, 2010
  • Does Bill C-232's proposal to force Supreme Court of Canada judges to 'understand' French and English really achieve more : or is there a better solution?. Auger, Richard. Journal of parliamentary and political law, 5:365-71, June 2011
  • Fully-functionally bilingual S.C.C judges : oui ou non?. Meehan, Eugene. Journal of parliamentary and political law, 5:361-63, June 2011
  • Requiring supreme court judges to be fully bilingual is not in the interest of Canada [electronic resource]. Catholic insight, 18:21, June 2010
  • Someone is sure missing the point [electronic resource]. Coyne, Andrew. Maclean's, 123:16-7, May 17, 2010
  • Supreme Court linguistic duality bill to ensure justice and equality for all (Opinion ~ Bill C-232). Tardiff, Claudette. Hill Times, no. 1036:8, May 3, 2010
Party Press Releases
  • Conservatives in the Senate obstruct the democratic process (NDP)
  • New Democrat Yvon Godin issues challenge to Conservative Senators
  • Yvon Godin bill goes to the Senate (NDP)
  • Yvon Godin defends language rights against Conservative attacks (NDP)
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