In the face of multiculturalism, is it time to put Quebec’s language debate to rest?

Arguments over language are nothing new in Quebec, but with a changing landscape that leans towards multiculturalism, some are asking if it might be time to put the debate to rest.

Thursday, Quebec’s language debate was once again thrown into the spotlight when the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) tabled an aggressive piece of legislation to reform Bill 101, Quebec’s Charter of the French Language.

“I think that there is a discussion to be had,” said Marlene Jennings, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).

Jennings points out Quebecers should stop seeing the language debate as a battle-to-the-end between francophones and anglophones.

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