Montreal city council vows to protect French language

The city of Montreal has submitted an action plan on the protection of French to the Quebec government for approval.

Montreal city council passed a resolution Monday evening affirming that French is the common language of Montreal, though an opposition councillor accused Mayor Valérie Plante of being lax on the protection of the French language.

During the last city council meeting of 2020, Chantal Rossi, the councillor for the Ovide-Clermont district in Montreal North, said she supported the declaration, which calls on the Quebec government to support Montreal’s upcoming action plan to protect and promote the use of French.

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