Opinion: English-speaking Quebecers caught in another language storm

In 2021, human rights and minority rights in Quebec took a sharp turn for the worse.

After years of relative calm, English-speaking Quebecers have been propelled into the middle of another language storm, centred on the Coalition Avenir Québec government’s overhaul of the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101).

When Bill 96 was introduced last spring, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) undertook an exhaustive analysis of its impacts. We did not like what we saw : a fundamentally flawed bill that was described by former journalist and senator André Pratte as “Bill 101 on steroids.”

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