Contraventions Act Fund for Implementation of Language Obligations Evaluation

Appendix A:
Contraventions Act Fund for Implementation of Language Obligations Evaluation Framework

Contraventions Act Fund for Implementation of Language Obligations Evaluation Framework
Evaluation Questions Indicators Data sources
Relevance  

1. Do the objectives of the Implementation Fund reflect federal government priorities, and those of the Department of Justice Canada?

  • Nature and extent of strategic objectives of the Department of Justice;
  • Nature and extent of government priorities;
  • Scope of language obligations l under the Contraventions Act.
  • Administrative documents;
  • Case law and secondary sources;
  • Interviews with main participants

2. Does the Implementation Fund constitute an appropriate tool for meeting language obligations under the Contraventions Act?

  • Capacity of provincial governments to provide judicial services in both official languages;
  • Nature of challenges facing provincial governments in implementing the Contraventions Act.
  • Administrative documents;
  • Interviews with main participants.
Effectiveness  

3. Are the activities funded by the Implementation Fund based on suitably formulated requirements or shortcomings?

Relevance of activities funded.

  • Administrative documents;
  • Interviews with main participants.

4. Are activities funded by the Implementation Fund carried out as planned?

Extent to which activities are carried out.

  • Administrative documents;
  • Interviews with main participants;
  • Continuous performance measurement.

5. Are the reports provided by the provinces and territories sufficient to meet the accountability requirements of the federal government?

Extent and quality of reports.

  • Administrative documents;
  • Interviews with main participants;
  • Continuous performance measurement.

6. Do all jurisdictions processing federal contraventions have a regulatory framework and agreements that reflect the applicable language rights?

Relevance of regulatory frameworks and agreements.

Administrative documents.

7. What is the range of activities supported to date by the Implementation Fund? Are there shortcomings that prevent the federal government from meeting its obligations?

  • Range of activities funded;
  • Opinions of main participants.
  • Administrative documents;
  • Interviews with main participants;
  • Continuous performance measurement.

8. To what extent has the capacity of the provinces to provide bilingual services in connection with federal contraventions been increased?

  • Range of services provided;
  • Opinions of main participants;
  • Number of trials held in the minority official language.
  • Administrative documents;
  • Interviews with main participants;
  • Continuous performance measurement.
Efficiency and Economy  

9. Has the administration of the Implementation Fund been cost effective?

  • Degree of use or need for activities;
  • Opinions of main participants.
  • Administrative documents;
  • Interviews with main participants;
  • Continuous performance measurement.

10. Are there other ways of achieving the objectives of the Implementation Fund?

Opinions of main participants.

Interviews with main participants.

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