Minority language educational rights

Every province and territory has official language minority communities (French-speaking communities outside Quebec and English-speaking minorities in Quebec). Section 23 of the Charter guarantees minority language educational rights to French-speaking communities outside Quebec, and to English-speaking minorities in Quebec.  It applies to all provinces and territories.

Canadian citizens living outside of Quebec have the right to send their children to French schools if:

Canadian citizens living in Quebec have the right to send their children to English schools if:

This right to minority-language instruction applies where there’s a large enough number of people to justify it.

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