Quebec’s English-speaking Community and Official Languages

On March 11, the Quebec Community Groups Network hosted a conference surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act. This important piece of legislation that sets out constitutional rights for minority language communities across Canada is often misunderstood by English-speaking Quebecers.

To help conference participants and our community take a deeper look at the Act we prepared a number of instructional materials including an infographic on Quebec’s English-speaking Communities and Official Languages as well a special issue of Canadian Diversity entitled Shifting Landscapes: English-speaking Quebec and the Official Languages Act. We also recommend ACS’s winter issues of Canadian Issues dedicated to the Official Languages Act entitled Linguistic Duality De jure and de facto.