Former Quebec premiers express support for extending Bill 101 to federal businesses

The open letter was signed by former Liberal leaders Daniel Johnson, Jean Charest and Philippe Couillard and their Parti Québécois counterparts Pierre-Marc Johnson, Lucien Bouchard and Pauline Marois.

Six former Quebec premiers have signed an open letter supporting a motion by the Legault government calling for a toughening of the enforcement of Bill 101 and extending the language law’s provisions to federally regulated businesses in the province.

Saying the public office they held “placed us at the heart of the promotion and the defence of the francophonie in America,” former Liberal premiers Daniel Johnson, Jean Charest and Philippe Couillard were joined by their Parti Québécois counterparts Pierre-Marc Johnson, Lucien Bouchard and Pauline Marois in expressing their support for the motion, which was adopted unanimously by the National Assembly on Nov. 24.

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