Investigation Process

The Languages Commissioner of Nunavut favors a fair and straightforward procedure for investigating an alleged violation of language rights.

Requests to investigate
Please follow this link for information on the general process for handling requests to investigate.

Violation of language rights
If the investigation finds there was or is a violation of language rights concerning:

What happens if a language rights violation is found?

Territorial Institution or Municipality

The Languages Commissioner will write a report of his or her findings and this will be sent to the department or agency head which the concern is about, with a copy given to the applicant, and the Premier and the Minister responsible.

The Languages Commissioner will recommend to the department head or Municipality in the report specific measures to correct the violation by a specific date, and give a time to report back.

If no action or report is given by the specified date, a report may be submitted to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, who will then table the report. The Languages Commissioner can also apply to the Nunavut Court of Justice for a remedy

If, however, the investigation finds there was no violation of your rights, the Languages Commissioner will provide you with a written explanation of the findings.

Private Sector Organizations

The date for when this sector must provide services in the Inuit language will be established by Cabinet at a future date.