The Committee on Culture and Education continued its clause-by-clause consideration of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec on Wednesday.
The Committee began by continuing its consideration of article 12, which would require agencies of the civil administration to file an annual report shall stating the number of positions within its organization that require knowledge of a language other than French. Liberal Committee members questioned the universal application of this section and proposed that agencies of the civil administration required or designated to communicate in English be exempted. The government explained that government-wide statistics are required, but that it did not want to impose obligations on existing entities that are not required to produce annual reports. The article was adopted without further amendment.