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Rights groups plan to protest Bill 96 next month

Minority rights groups in Montreal will protest Bill 96 in Quebec following concern amongst advocates from different sectors such as health and education. The demonstration will begin at 10.30 a.m. on May 14 in front of Dawson College and will end at Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s office on McGill College Ave. downtown.

“As with Bill 21, Bill 96 calls for the most sweeping new series of human rights overrides in the history of Quebec and Canada,” said Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) President Marlene Jennings. “The fundamental human rights and freedoms of all actors are being cast aside by this government, which will have unprecedented and unchecked power to implement the Charter of the French Language.”

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Anglophone groups plan downtown protest against Bill 96 on May 14

Amid growing opposition to Bill 96 among Quebec anglophones, leaders of the English-speaking community are organizing a demonstration in downtown Montreal on May 14.

Protesters, many of whom are livid over proposed changes to Quebec’s French Language Charter, will march from Dawson College to Premier François Legault’s office on McGill College Ave., the Montreal Gazette has learned. The protest will start at 10:30 a.m.

Provisions in Bill 96 would reduce access to education, health care and government services in English, the Quebec Community Groups Network says.

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