Entries by Joshua Allan

No ‘hidden agenda’ with Bill 96, Quebec’s language minister says

The minister responsible for the French language says the Legault government has no “hidden agenda” with Bill 96, and insists the status quo will continue for the English-speaking and Indigenous communities when accessing health and social services. Critics including the Quebec Community Groups Network have said that under Bill 96, out of 1.1 million residents […]

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS BILL 96

Members of the National Assembly yesterday delivered their final speeches and remarks on Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec and commentary from the Committee on Culture and Education, which had reviewed the bill on a clause-by-clause basis. Read more

Statement by The Honourable Marlene Jennings, P.C. President of the Quebec Community Groups Network on the Adoption of Bill 96

For more than a year, the QCGN has been doing its best to convince the Quebec government of the shortcomings of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec. Unfortunately, our concerns as well as those of countless Quebecers including organizations representing our business, education, health and social services, human […]

Une société normale

Though the QCGN has voiced its support for French being the official and common language of Quebec, Le Devoir columnist Robert Dutrisac accuses the organization of hypocrisy by speaking out against Bill 96. Dutrisac criticizes what he calls the QCGN’s desire to maintain the “status quo.” Read more