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Precedent Language Challenge

May 2006

J. Arthur Cogan has recently represented the non-profit group Canadians for Language Fairness in their lawsuit against the City of Ottawa over its bilingualism by-law which came into effect in January 2004.

Cogan argued that the requirements for bilingualism within the City of Ottawa hiring policy should be proportionate to the demographics of the City of Ottawa. Cogan rejects 100% bilingualism requirements for all senior management positions which results in unfair discrimination to anglophones and favours francophones to all senior management positions. The ratio is 5 to 1 in favour of anglophones according to the 2002 census.

For further information please visit the Canadians for Language Fairness (CLF) website at www.languagefairness.ca

August 2, 2006 in News | Permalink

Lawyer Profiles

J. Arthur Cogan

J. Arthur CoganMr. J. Arthur Cogan established the Law offices of J. Arthur Cogan in 1994, after 28 years as a senior partner with the law firm Cogan and Cogan. Mr. Cogan has more than 36 years of legal experience. In 1976 he was appointed as Queen's Counsel...[Read More]

August 2, 2006 in Front Page Post | Permalink