Police disregard for French language rights results in quashed offence notices: R. v. Rémillard (R.) et al., 2009 MBCA 112

The Manitoba Court of Appeal upheld a trial judge’s decision to quash offence notices under the Highway Traffic Act.

“The trial judge ruled that the Offence Notices were nullities because they did not comply with Part 9 of The City of Winnipeg Charter, S.M., 2002, c. 39 (the Charter) and City of Winnipeg By-law No. 8154/2002, Official Languages of Municipal Services By-law (11 December 2002) (the by-law) in that the specific (as opposed to generic) information relating to the offences was in English only”