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Feds revive support program for court cases involving human rights, official languages

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 8:37 AM | By Ian Burns

The University of Ottawa has been chosen as the home for a revived federal government program which provides financial support for court cases involving human rights and official language issues.

The Court Challenges Program (CCP) was shut down by the federal government in 2006 but re-established by the Liberals in February 2017. The program, which is being overseen by the Department of Canadian Heritage in collaboration with the Department of Justice, will support Canadians bringing cases "of national significance related to constitutional and quasi-constitutional official language...