Welcome to this webpage, created specifically for the 2021 Mois de la Francophonie, a month to celebrate the Francophone experience. This page showcases our students, professors, and alumni, and serves to highlight their impact, and the impact of the Common Law program in French, on the expansion of the Francophonie in Ontario and elsewhere. Enjoy!

- Alain Roussy, Vice-Dean of the French Common Law Program

Michel Bastarache Moot Court Competition

The third edition of the Michel Bastarache Moot Court Competition on language rights will take place from March 19 to 21.
The competition, which brings together participants from six Canadian law schools, enables students to develop superior oral argument skills in French while expanding their knowledge of language rights.
The moot is named for the Honorable Michel Bastarache, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and leading jurist and champion of language rights.
Award winners will be announced March 21.


Official Bilingualism and Canada’s Vice-Regal Offices: SANB v Trudeau and Payette

March 25th 11:30-1pm
Presented by: The uOttawa Public Law Centre and the Research Chair, Language Rights and Issues at the University of Ottawa
Moderated By: Professeur François Laroque, Chaire de recherche, Droits et enjeux linguistiques 
Description: A 90-minute bilingual discussion on whether the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms requires the Prime Minister to recommend and the Governor General to appoint persons capable of speaking and understanding both official languages to the office of Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.
Bilingual Event

planctus App Launch and Demonstration

March 16th 11:30 am
Activate your Language Rights with planctus
The uOttawa Public Law Centre and the Research Chair, Language Rights and Issues at the University of Ottawa presents:
App Launch and demonstration of the planctus application. Planctus is a mobile application to educate the public on language rights and to facilitate the drafting and transmission of language complaints to the various competent authorities in Canada.
Event in French
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