QCGN holding public consult on Bill 96

The Quebec Community Groups Network is holding a public consultation for groups and individuals in the second week of September on Bill 96, prior to the Quebec government’s own hearings on the proposed expansion of the province’s language law, which begin Sept. 21.

“Despite the far-reaching impact of the Bill, the government has invited only 50 individuals and groups to present… [and] many individuals and organizations who would not only have liked to appear at the public hearings but also have something to say have not been invited,” says a public consultation invitation from QCGN president Marlene Jennings. “Participation from Quebec’s English-speaking community is currently limited to the Townshippers’ Association, the Consortium of English-language CEGEPs, Colleges and Universities of Quebec and the QCGN.”

The notice says “more voices need to be heard,” thus the reason for the QCGN public consultation.

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