Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather “showed great moral and political courage in defending our community’s rights. That is what good MPs do,” said Joan Fraser, a retired Liberal senator and board member of the Quebec Community Groups Network, which led the charge against C-13. “He deserves our gratitude.”
A young woman who requested to do her driver’s test in English was denied by a branch of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, with employees claiming that the test would be administered in French under Bill 96. “People are unsure of their rights and how to prove their rights and about the individual applications in these situations,” says QCGN President Eva Ludvig.
After several years of defeat, Quebec Superior Court Judge Lussier’s ruling on Bill 40 is a hopeful drip of optimism for English rights in Quebec, says QCGN President Eva Ludvig.
The recent Quebec Superior Court ruling on Bill 40 “is a significant victory not only for the English-speaking community of Quebec, but for official language minority communities across Canada,” says QCGN president Eva Ludvig. She adds that “education rights are vital because of the well-established link between education and cultural and community vitality.”
“We truly hope that the government will decide not to appeal this clear decision that is based on our rights to manage and control our schools,” says Dan Lamoureux, president of the Quebec English School Boards Association. The QCGN welcomed the decision by the Superior Court of Quebec on Bill 40.
The QCGN welcomes the Quebec Superior Court’s ruling on Bill 40. QCGN President Eva Ludvig calls for the Quebec government not to appeal the court’s decision.
The Quebec Superior Court’s ruling on Bill 40 is “a significant victory not only for the English-speaking community of Quebec, but for official language minority communities across Canada,” reads a statement by QCGN President Eva Ludvig.
“(W)e are particularly pleased that our rights have been recognized and respected thanks to this decision,” says Dan Lamoureux, president of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) about the Quebec Superior Court’s ruling on Bill 40. “This is an important victory not only for the English-speaking community in Quebec, but also for official language minority communities across Canada,” reads a statement from QCGN President Eva Ludvig.
Ontario MP Arif Virani takes over the role of justice minister and attorney general following the removal of LaSalle—Emard—Verdun MP David Lametti from the federal cabinet last week. “The Quebec Community Groups Network is probably already working on organizing a meeting,” writes columnist Robert Libman.
Under Bill 96, we can expect to see more incidents like that of Susan Starkey, who was hung up on by the RAMQ for asking to converse in English, says QCGN President Eva Ludvig.
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