Bill 96: QCGN to take talking points to Quebec City

Speakers at the Quebec Community Groups Network Bill 96 hearing painted a grim picture of what life for English-speakers in Quebec could look like under the sweeping language reform.

On Sept. 17, during the final of five virtual hearings organized by QCGN that took place earlier this month, Lord Reading Law Society human rights chair Frank Schlesinger said the bill as presented creates a hierarchy based on language, would allow the government to search and seize documents in businesses without a warrant, and force businesses with five or less employees to report how many employees can’t speak French.

“Bill 96 provisions extend far beyond language rights,” he said.

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