Environmental Scan: Access to Justice in Both Official Languages

Appendix 2

INVENTORY ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN THE TWO OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CHIEF PROSECUTORS

PART 1: Identification of respondent
Please provide the information requested

N.B. In this questionnaire, official minority language means French outside Quebec and English in Quebec.

Section 530 of the Criminal Code provides that an accused has the right to be tried before a judge or before a judge and jury who speak both official languages of Canada or who speak the official language that is the language of the accused provided that the accused applies within the prescribed time.

Section 530.1 of the Criminal Code sets out the rights and obligations in relation to the accused's election.

Among other things, these sections include the right to a prosecutor who speaks the official language elected by the accused.

PART 2: Data and Statistics Related to Your Prosecution Department
PART 3: Access to Other Legal and Court Services in the Minority Language
PART 4: Overall Evaluation and Improvements

Please return the completed questionnaire, by Fax or by E-mail, to:

Jean-Bernard Robichaud
Research Director
PGF/GTA Research
Fax: 1-613-241-2252
E-Mail: jbr@pgf.ca

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MUCH APPRECIATED CO-OPERATION

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