Editorial: Defending Canada’s linguistic duality

Like other official language minority communities, English-speaking Quebecers should be able to count on the federal government as an ally.

In its Throne Speech last fall, the Trudeau government said that “the defence of the rights of francophones outside Quebec, and the defence of the rights of the anglophone minority within Quebec, is a priority for the government.” So far, so good. But it went on say that the situation of French is unique, and that it had “the responsibility to protect and promote French not only outside of Quebec, but also within Quebec,” and that the “unique reality of French” would be taken into consideration in its modernization of the Official Languages Act.

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