Bill-96 language law in Quebec goes against reconcilitation: leaders – APTN News

Bill-96 language law in Quebec goes against reconcilitation: leaders – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202249 Views

May 27, 2022

Contested language bill sparks concerns over Indigenous language preservation.

Quebec’s controversial language Bill 96 passed on May 24, modifying the province’s 1977 charter on the French language.

It increases French proficiency requirements for immigrants and CEGEP students (Quebec students’ mandatory year of pre-university college) and limits the use of any language other than French in courts and workplaces unless absolutely necessary.

Both Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette and Quebec Premier François Legault said the bill is necessary to prevent the French language from vanishing. But Indigenous people across the province say their languages are the ones in danger.

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