S.A.N.B. to file court action against against N.B. Nurses Association over licensing exam

The New Brunswick Acadian Society is backing a report by the province's official languages commissioner that found licensing exams for nurses put Francophones at a disadvantage.

Earlier this month, Katherine D'Entremont found the New Brunswick Nurses Association violated language rights by adopting the test and suggested the problem lies with its translation.

Since the test was adopted in 2015, D'Entremont says the success rate of those choosing to take it in French has been steadily declining.

The SANB says it agrees the test is biased against candidates from French-speaking communities and that it, along with University of Moncton Students Federation will file court action against the nurses association to ensure language rights are respected.