The Charter of the French language must apply to CEGEPs and students from English-speaking colleges must pass a compulsory French exam to obtain their diploma, as required by the PQ.
Extremely rare are the places on the planet where you can complete your studies in public colleges without mastering the language of the country. Only in Quebec!
There is no doubt that the Legault government will have to invoke the notwithstanding clause to protect the reform of Bill 101 that it is preparing. As it has already done for Law 21 on religious symbols.
To affirm the preponderance of French in the Montreal region, there is a necessary measure: stop tolerating that municipalities retain their bilingual status, when they have less than 50% of Anglophones as required by their status. ?
Yes, I know, this is one of my hobbies.
I recall that 2013, the CAQ opposed the PQ government taking away the bilingual status they did not deserve. Because of the opposition of the Caquists, .
Legault must make amends and enforce the law. Especially since several anglophone municipalities or claiming to be English do not intend to apply Law 21 on religious symbols. Who are the ones who no longer deserve bilingual status because they are no longer predominantly Anglophones? The Legault government should publish the most recent figures for these municipalities.
How many times in our history, regarding francophone minorities outside Quebec, have we been told that the use of French is only required “where numbers warrant”? For once, the law of numbers is not (yet!) On the side of the Anglos.
In the liberal castles of the “West Island” as in the city center, anglicization is progressing. It is in English that it takes place. I recall the observation of Professor Charles Castonguay, a specialist in linguistic demography: “In all of the twelve cities with bilingual status on the island of Montreal, 21% of Francophones declared that, at the time of the 2011 census, they spoke English as their main language at home. […] As for the francization rate of anglophones, it’s a big 1%. Among allophones, the anglicization rate is 32%, compared to 7% francization. ”
The Legault government must reconsider as a whole the privileges enjoyed by the dominant minority in Quebec.
A judge has just decreed the linguistic partition of Quebec schools. The law on the secularism of the State, according to him, “infringes heavily on the rights to freedom of conscience and religion”. Terrible! This iniquitous law places Quebec in the odious wake of intolerant countries like France and Denmark.
The Legault government rightly sees this judgment as an attempt to split Quebec in two, between anglophones and francophones.
As we know, many Anglos are partitionists. Think of the psychodrama of municipal mergers and the Liberal-led demergers that followed. The English of Quebec want to live in a ghetto in their own municipalities and, if ever an improbable independence of Quebec is realized, they plan to transform them into “Canadian” entities within the new country. They see themselves in a species of Northern Ireland. The upcoming law 101 (bis) and law 21 will revive these temptations.
All the conditions seem to be met for the updating of the Charter of the French language by the Legault government, following on from the law on the secularism of the State, to cause an ethnolinguistic crisis.
As is always the case, English Canada will be able to count on the unconditional support of the American media who will present Quebec as an “Alabama of the North” to take up the insult of Amir Attaran who, more than ever, will earn an appointment to the Order of Canada.