The Quebec legislature has voted to adopt Bill 96, the Coalition Avenir Québec government’s language reform.
The controversial bill passed Tuesday by a vote of 78-29, with the opposition Liberals and Parti Québécois opposing it.
The legislation aims to strengthen the province’s landmark French-language charter known as Bill 101. The government has described it as a moderate linguistic reform, but critics have argued it goes too far.
Bill 96 proposes tougher language requirements, including in the education and business sectors.
More to come.
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