A new bill to promote the French language in Quebec will be tabled on Thursday

Here we go. The bill will address all aspects of Quebec’s language laws, from trademarks to the right to work in French.

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Quebec – Get ready for the language debate.

After immigration and secularism, the Coalition Avener Quebec government wants to open a new political front by initiating major reforms to the 44-year-old French language charter (Bill 101).

It made the official announcement to the National Assembly on Wednesday.

“An Act of Respect for French, Quebec’s Official and Common Language” is due to be tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday at 10 am by Simon Joel-Barrett, Minister for French Languages.

Rumor has it that there are about 200 articles, the bill – a kind of Bill 101 2.0 – set in motion a New language discussion By adopting the bill before Christmas, it is expected to dominate the political landscape of Quebec in the fall.

The bill has been in effect for several months, but Infection Forced the government to hit the brakes. With the epidemic declining, Quebec feels it is time now. The CAQ seeks to use support for new measures in elections and to use a consensus in the legislature.

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The new bill is expected to cover all aspects of French use, including the language of the workplace and the French training for immigrants and Anglophones from Montreal stores and the new admission rules for English CEGEPs.

Along with the play, Prime Minister Franசois LeCold has reaffirmed the purpose of his government Use despite the subsection of the Constitution Violation of fundamental rights when it comes to the language of trademarks.

This bill, for example, may use subsection 101 of the original bill for identities attacked by the Supreme Court to restore the French-only provisions. After several years of legal battles, the Liberal government in 1993 settled on the current formula, which allowed bilingual identities until French domination.

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After seeing the courts strike out sections of the original Bill 101 drafted by Camille Law in 1977, Legalt told a committee last week that he wanted to use the section “to update this law and fix as many things as possible.”

When asked if he had any interest in using the disputed section, Legalt replied, “No, to protect our collective rights.” Armor Bill 21 State Secularism From court challenges.

“I would like to remind you that (former Liberal Prime Minister) Robert Bros. Raza used it despite the symptoms,” Legalt said.

This bill includes the following:

Creation of the Ministry of Language And the post of Commissioner of the French Language, report to the National Assembly. In its March budget, Quebec included $ 104 million over five years.

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Review of Admission Rules for CEGEPs. The government has rejected the use of charter rules for the CEGEP system, which means that phonographs and allophones will not be allowed to attend English CEGEPs.

The CAQ is what the government wants Control the combination Because it believes that phonographs and allophones are integrated into English culture. Quebec wants to give preference to English speaking Quebecs in English CEGEPs. There are rumors that this bill will put forward the right of anglophones to attend English CEGEPs.

Under the current system, some anglophones – especially those with low scores – cannot actually join an English CEGEP because they are sent in favor of students, sometimes with a phonograph or allophone, with excellent standards.

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A source on Wednesday described the new rule as an increase in the services of the English community.

Business and workplace changes. There are rumors that Quebec will expand the French language certification process to small businesses – those with 25 to 49 workers. Quebec wants to strengthen the right to work in French, which makes it illegal to demand a language other than French.

There were rumors on Wednesday about some sort of structure to encourage Application Bonjour-hi in Montreal stores Make sure the services are available in French.

Quebec has already announced plans to include French charter rules Federal Chartered Companies Such as banks and telecommunications companies.

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Free French courses for the right to Anglophones Wanting to improve their skills. This was the main issue raised by the minority to Legalt’s parliamentary assistant for relations with English – speaking Quebecs during a consultative process. And Liberal MNA Greg Kelly Filed a bill in 2019 To compose this.

A Reviewing the bilingual status of some municipalities. According to a list released by the Jolin-Barrett office on Tuesday, 50 out of 89 municipalities and metropolitan areas in Quebec have bilingual status under Bill 101, so 50 percent of English – speaking people do not need to qualify.

For example, the native English percentage of Kirkland residents has dropped to 41 percent. Rosemary 12.1 percent. Code-Saint-Luke 40.5 per cent. Hudson has the highest percentage at 61.3 percent.

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Outside the island, the Eastern townships have an Ayers Cliff of 36.4 per cent, Ulverton 14.5 per cent and Lennoxville 44.8 per cent.

The problem is touch and already Protests erupted from municipal mayors He urged the government to make such a review clear in the interests of civil reconciliation.

Paradoxically, when Paul Morois’ minority PQ government tried in 2012 to remove such municipalities from their bilingual status through Bill 14, the CAQ, in protest, later blocked the move. At the time, Legalt said it was a “meaningless fight.”

The Quebec Liberals And Unity Quebec Both have released their own language policy documents over the past month with various options to promote the French language. Do not go down the path of canceling the bilingual status of cities.

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“This is not one of our priorities,” Liberal MNA Andre Ford told reporters Wednesday. “If the government wants to do this, we want to see the details.”

Both the Liberals and the QS say they want to protect minority rights to services.

“I don’t want to be separated (English and French) like I did in the past,” Joel-Barrett told a group last week. “We also value the companies of the Anglophone community.”

However, minority groups Reacted with trembling, Different things that the government thinks should respect the rights of minorities and what they actually see.

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