Critics concerned with bill 101’s impact on business and English communities

Toronto Sun (QMI Agency), Brian Daly

MONTREAL – A beefed up Bill 101 would hurt Quebec’s English community and paralyze small businesses, critics tell QMI Agency.

The Parti Quebecois, citing the “anglicization of Montreal,” tabled a revised language law this week that would impose more French on subsidized day cares and companies with two to four dozen employees.

It’s actually a watered-down version of the PQ’s original proposal that would have barred adult francophones and immigrants from attending English community colleges.

But even in its scaled-back form, opposition parties have demanded amendments while Quebec’s main English-rights group is sounding the alarm.

Sylvia Martin-Laforge, Director General of the Quebec Community Groups Network, tells QMI that the new Bill 101 would hurt English schools.

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