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The first “Défi de la Charte” is a tremendous success!

391 students have registered for the first Francophone Charter Challenge! Despite the pandemic, 28 teachers have registered their classes. We salute their courage and their passion because in the current circumstances, convincing their students to participate in such a challenging program was not an easy task! 

Participants represent 28 schools (Sault Ste Marie (x2), Richmond Hill (x2), Toronto (x4), Whitby, Ottawa, Aurora, Hearst, Penetanguishene, Sarnia, Kitchener, Orleans (x2), Dieppe, Hamilton (x5), Mattawa, Espanola, Embrun, Kanata & Stittville), 11 school boards (Nouvel Ontario (x3), Viamonde (x6), Mon Avenir (x8), CECCE (x4), CSCDGR, Providence, District scolaire francophone sud, Franco-Nord, CSDCEO, CEPEO & TDSB) and even two Provinces (Ontario and New Brunswick)!

Information packages written by constitutional law specialists guide young people in their research and analysis. A summary of the law applicable to the scenario allows teachers to effectively supervise the work sessions. An online discussion forum gives students the opportunity to discuss the issues in dispute and to benefit from invaluable assistance from law clerks of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

After being chosen by a jury of constitutional law specialists, the top two teams will be invited to present their arguments to a panel of judges from the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

For any questions about the program please write to Thomas Gallezot.

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