Yvon Godin and the NDP are introducing Bill C-208 to make the comprehension of both official languages an essential requirement for Supreme Court judges.
In 2010, this same bill passed in the House of Commons. However, Conservative senators blocked it until an election was called in March 2011 and it never became law.
It’s time to make sure all Canadians have equal access to justice. Sign the petition today.
We the undersigned residents of Canada note the following:
Therefore, we call on the Government of Canada support Bill C-208, modifying the Supreme Court of Canada Act so that appointed judges be required to understand both languages in order to maintain the equality of both official languages and equality of access to justice.