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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COMMITTEE EXAMINES RULES FOR POSTING BILINGUAL POSITIONS

The provincial Committee on Culture and Education yesterday continued its clause-by-clause reading of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec, with clauses 35 and 36 of the bill. This section modifies Art. 46 of the Charter of the French Language. It also adds a new article, 46.1, relating to positions designated as “bilingual” within any organization (both public and private).

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COMMITTEE DISCUSSES USE OF FRENCH IN PROFESSIONAL ORDERS AND THE WORKPLACE

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 20 to 34, covering Articles 30.1 through 45.1 of the soon-to-be-modified Charter of the French Language (CFL).

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COMMITTEE EXAMINES OBLIGATIONS OF PROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION IN FRENCH

The Committee on Culture and Education continued its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. The committee continued its revision of Art. 19 of the bill, which adds Art. 29.2 to 29.23 to the Charter of the French Language.

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COMMITTEE EXAMINES EFFECTS OF AGENCY DIRECTIVES ON QUEBEC IMMIGRANTS

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. The Committee proceeded in its study of clause 19 of the bill, covering Article 29.6 to 29.14 of the soon-to-be-modified Charter of the French Language.

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COMMITTEE CONTINUES TO CARVE OUT EXCEPTIONS TO EXEMPLARY USE OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education resumed its clause-by-clause study of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec on Tuesday. They continued evaluating article 25 of the bill, which introduces articles 22.2 to 22.5 of the Charter of the French Language 

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EXEMPTIONS TO THE USE OF FRENCH BY GOVERNMENT UNDER SCRUTINY BY COMMITTEE

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 yesterday, discussing clause 15 of the proposed legislation. This portion of the Bill deals with exceptions to the requirement that agencies of the civil administration (i.e. government institutions) communicate in the official language.

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BILL 96 – NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE DEBATES “HISTORIC ANGLO” CLAUSE

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.

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LANGUAGE RIGHTS UNDER HEALTH ACT WILL NOT BE TIED TO ‘HISTORIC ANGLOPHONE’ DEFINITION

The Committee on Culture and Education reconvened yesterday for its ongoing clause-by-clause consideration of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec. Members began with article 6 of the legislation, that requires the civil administration to use the French language, promote the languages’ quality, protect it, and ensure its development, all in an ‘exemplary manner’. Article 6 seeks to modify articles 13.1 and 13.2 of the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101).

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