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Quebec cabinet minister vows to protect Indigenous languages following Bill 96 passage – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202281 Views

May 27, 2022

Ian Lafrenière says supporting Inuktitut important as government votes to protect French language

Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière says he’s committed to supporting Indigenous people in the province, after his government approved a new law this week protecting French language use.

On Tuesday, the Quebec National Assembly voted to pass Bill 96, which aims to affirm French as the only official language in the province. It’s expected to take at least a year before the law takes effect.

Despite the bill’s aim, Lafrenière said people are not going to be forced to speak French when interacting with provincial institutions.

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