Nunavut government asks judge to throw out Inuktut education lawsuit – CBC

Nunavut government asks judge to throw out Inuktut education lawsuit – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202270 Views

Apr 28, 2022

Gov’t says basis for the suit, equality rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, is flawed

The Government of Nunavut is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit over the rights of students to be educated in Inuktut.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), which represents Inuit in Nunavut, filed a statement of claim in the Nunavut Court of Justice in October, accusing the territorial government of discriminating against Inuit by not offering education in Inuktut to the same degrees as English and French — despite Inuktut being the dominant language in Nunavut.

On April 4, the government filed a motion to have the case dismissed, saying the basis of NTI’s challenge — which hinges on Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — is flawed.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nunavut-government-wants-nti-inuktut-education-suit-thrown-out-1.6433223

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