N.B.'s Official Languages Commissioner granted intervener status in McEvoy decision

New Brunswick's Official Languages Commissioner has been granted intervener status in a judicial review of language requirements for paramedics.

Under the the McEvoy decision, Ambulance New Brunswick was required to loosen language requirements in some parts of the province in order to hire some paramedics full-time.

New Brunswick's previous Liberal government had requested a review of the decision, saying it appears to go against a consent order to protect the right of Francophones to be served by paramedics in French.

Last month, the Tory government decided to implement the McEvoy decision, while allowing the judicial review to take its course.

The judicial review is slated for January 24th.