McGill, Concordia lawsuits challenge assumptions about upholding language rights: Opinion


In a recent article for the Montreal Gazette, Jeffery Vacante (Western University) argues that the recent McGill University and Concordia University lawsuits are about more than just tuition. Vacante observes that the two universities have made a case for how the tuition plan violates Quebec’s own charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, which prohibits discrimination based on language. The author notes that the strategy being used by McGill and Concordia—referencing QC’s charter of rights and French language law—challenges the assumption that language rights are only applicable the French language and places the focus on upholding the rights of all Quebecers.

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