Précis: The worker, Mr. Mazraani, alleged that he did not speak French well. The Tax Court Judge encouraged the counsel for Industrielle and its witnesses to speak English for the most part (with the exception of technical terms). The Federal Court of Appeal held that the Tax Court procedure violated the official language rights of Industrielle, its counsel and its witnesses as well as Mr. Mazraani. The matter was referred back to the Tax Court for a new trial before another judge. The parties did not seek costs and none were awarded.
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