COMMITTEE DEBATES NEW COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES FOR THE OFFICE QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA LANGUE FRANÇAISE

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 101 through 107. These provisions add a slew of new articles to the Charter of the French Language. They change the structure and practices of the Office Québécois de la langue française (OQLF). In addition, they establish the relationship between the OQLF and the new Ministry of the French Language.

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COMMITTEE DISCUSSES CREATION OF FRANCISATION QUÉBEC AND A MINISTRY OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 84 to 100, covering Articles 141 through 163.1 of the Charter of the French Language. This section introduces the new entity referred to as Francisation Québec, under the purview of the Ministry of Immigration. It also establishes the new Ministry of the French Language and delineates the roles of its Minister and Deputy Minister.

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COMMITTEE DISCUSSES USE OF FRENCH WITHIN BUSINESSES

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday continued its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 63 through 83, covering new Articles 88.14 through 140 of the Charter of the French Language. This section relates to businesses that operate within the province.

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COMMITTEE DISCUSSES QUALITY OF FRENCH TAUGHT TO NEWCOMERS AND ENGLISH-SPEAKERS

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members completed their discussion of clause 62, covering the new Articles 88.9 to 88.13 of the Charter of the French Language. This clause focuses on the promotion of French-language education and instruction to non-Francophones in Quebec.

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COMMITTEE CLOSES DEBATE ON CEGEPS AND TURNS TO UNIVERSITIES

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members continued their discussion of clause 58 of the bill, covering Article 88.0.12 of the Charter of the French Language. There were three absences during parts of the hearings, Liberal MNA David Birnbaum, Québec Solidaire MNA Ruba Ghazal, and Parti Québécois MNA Pascal Bérubé.

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COMMITTEE CONTINUES DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CEGEPS

Over the past two days, the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. They continued their discussion of clause 58, covering articles 88.0.4 to 88.0.12 of the soon-to-be modified Charter of the French Language (the “Charter”). This controversial clause focuses on the language of collegial and university instruction, and sets out the conditions for which students and how many of them may attend English-language CEGEPs.

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COMMITTEE CONTINUES DISCUSSIONS REGARDING RESTRICTIONS ON CEGEP ADMISSIONS

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause reading of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. The Committee discussed clause 58, which relates to CEGEP admissions. Bill 96 amends the Charter of the French Language.

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FUTURE RESTRICTIONS FOR ADMISSIONS TO ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CEGEPS SCRUTINIZED

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Committee members discussed clause 58, covering Articles 88.0.1 through 88.0.4 of the soon-tobe modified Charter of the French Language. This controversial clause focuses on the language of collegial and university instruction. It sets out new conditions to restrict which students – and how many – would in future be permitted to attend English-language CEGEPs.

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COMMITTEE BEGINS EXAMINATION OF LANGUAGE RESTRICTIONS GOVERNING CEGEP ADMISSIONS

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause reading of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. The Committee discussed clauses 56 to 58, and revisited clause 50. Bill 96 amends the Charter of the French Language.

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COMMITTEE EXAMINES LANGUAGE RULES GOVERNING BUSINESS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. The Committee discussed clauses 38 through 56, covering Articles 49 to 84 of the soon-to-be-modified Charter of the French Language. These clauses add and amplify rules regarding French as the language of commerce and as the language of public primary- and secondary-school education.

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