Government of Yukon

February 11, 2014

Court of Appeal delivers decision long awaited by CSFY and Yukon Education

The Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon (CSFY) and Yukon Education are pleased that the Yukon Court of Appeal has rendered a decision on their dispute.

On November 7, 2011, the Honourable Mr. Justice Groberman granted the Yukon’s Attorney General leave to appeal the judgment of Justice Vital O. Ouellette that set the territory against CSFY. That appeal was heard March 5 to 7, 2012 at the Whitehorse courthouse.

While awaiting a response to the appeal, both parties have continued to work together in the best interests of students. Now that the appeal decision has been received, both parties await advice and information from legal counsel.

CSFY and Yukon Education will continue to collaborate on various projects undertaken in 2013, such as the construction of two portable classrooms at École Émilie-Tremblay, the funding formula, and a study about the construction of a French-language high school.

Both CSFY and Yukon Education are optimistic about the future. They are determined that matters should progress as planned and that each cooperative gesture contributes to student success and French-language education in Yukon.



Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Mark Hill
Communications, Education

Maud Caron
Executive assistant, CSFY
867-667-8680, ext. 0

News Release #14-033