[Corpora-List] RE: Constitution

Michel Généreux michel.genereux at itri.brighton.ac.uk
Fri May 27 10:25:01 CEST 2005

Bart Defrancq wrote:


> Dear Jean,



>> Well, why is the term "official languages" not included in the

>> Constitution then (I thought that it was intended to be a recap of

>> all the important concepts of the EU) ? I would have felt better.


> I don't know of many constitutions which do mention the official

> languages of the country: the Spanish one does, i know and the French,

> but only recently. The US's does not. Even the Belgian does not (!):


Canada does: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/const/annex_e.html#I

"(1) English and French are the official languages of Canada and have
equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in
all institutions of the Parliament and government of Canada."

Michel G.

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