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SCC Decision: April 11, 2008

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Société des Acadiens et Acadiennes du Nouveau?Brunswick Inc. v. Canada, 2008 SCC 15
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(Minority language rights / Constitutional law / Police)
Under an agreement between Canada and New Brunswick, the RCMP provides provincial policing services in New Brunswick.  The issue was whether RCMP members have to fulfill language obligations imposed by s. 20(2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms when acting as provincial police officers.  The Court held that the RCMP retains its status as a federal institution, but RCMP members are required to conform to s. 20(2) when acting in their provincial capacities.
Majority/Dissent: 9/0