>Well, this will show you how nice our country is, read the following article.
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Judge quashes traffic tickets over missing French
Last Updated Fri, 17 Jun 2005 19:09:46 EDT
A judge in Winnipeg has tossed out nine traffic tickets because they weren’t completely written in Canada’s two official languages.
Provincial Court Judge Glenn Joyal ruled Friday that the tickets, handed out to six people, are invalid because portions of the tickets were written in
Winnipeg’s city charter says tickets issued to people in the largely francophone Riel District must be in both official languages.
The three bilingual wards – St. Boniface, St. Norbert and St. Vital – are in the city’s southeast.
Angele Saaghy, one of the people who fought the tickets, says it wasn’t about the money.
“It was worth a try in order to be able to follow my heart and my lead and my culture and use my language,” said Saaghy.
Société franco-manitobaine president Daniel Boucher says the ruling is a victory for his community and it will make the city live up to its responsibilities
to the French community.
“We negotiated rights, we negotiated services, real concrete practical services for our commuity and we expect that to be delivered,” said Boucher.
The province of Manitoba, which administers the city’s charter, says it’s studying the judgment.
In my opinion, that was the right thing to do because, in my humble opinion, if your going to give out tickets in canada, write them in both languages, or don’t write them at all!