Rear view on 2021: Renewed turbulence over language in Quebec

The year 2021 was marked by a revival of the debate over the state of the French language in Quebec. And it’s not over.

The anglophone community’s immediate concern is Bill 96, which the CAQ government wants to adopt before the October 2022 provincial election.

“At its very core, Bill 96 is an attempt to delegitimize our community,” Marlene Jennings, president of the QCGN, said in an end-of-the-year letter to her membership. “The bill denatures the Charter of the French Language, attempting to render it exclusionary and divisive.”

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