Canada's Supreme Court has unanimously declared Quebec's Bill 104 unconstitutional. This, after Quebec's own court of appeals struck the bill down for the same reason two years ago. From the CBC (via Ms. Eclectic):
Canada's top court has declared a Quebec law barring certain students from going to public English-language schools unconstitutional, a decision that has "angered" the province's government.
The Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous ruling on Bill 104 Thursday morning, effectively throwing out two appeals by the Quebec government to preserve the legislation.
The SCOC called Bill 104 "excessive" and lacking nuance, and is giving Quebec one year to replace it with an appropriate compromise.
Quebec's Culture Minister Christine St-Pierre reacted almost immediately to the decision, telling reporters she is "disappointed and angered" by the ruling.
Ironic sidenote: one comment on the CBC article asserts that St.-Pierre made the "disappointed and angered" comment in English. I don't know if that's correct.
Next: whether people have the right to display signs on private property in the language of their choice. In my dreams.