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  • Dec 04, 2011
  • 12:42 AM

NB police must speak both official languages, court says
The New Brunswick Court of Appeal has ruled that police officers must follow the province's Official Languages Act when they arrest people. The three-judge panel unanimously upheld a decision by a Court of Queen's Bench judge confirming the acquittal of Serge Alain Losier on two drunk driving charges because the arresting officer did not speak French.

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