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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