Maritime Law Book is proud to have been part of the development of the only provincial bilingual law reporter in Canada. Namely, the New Brunswick Reports (2d).
Here is how that development took place.
New Brunswick has a population of approx. 750,000. And approx. 35% of New Brunswickers speak French as a first language.
In 1969 New Brunswick enacted its first Official Languages Act, making it Canada’s first and only officially bilingual province.
In 1969 the province’s statutes, regulations, by-laws, etc., were in English only. In the courts, pleadings and trials, both civil and criminal, were in English only; in . . . [more]