Bill 96

Alena Matushina. (Photograph by Tara De Boer)

I’m an immigrant living in Quebec. Bill 96 is making me reconsider my future here.

The controversial Bill 96, which enacts French language reform laws across Quebec, is making non-French-speaking immigrants like Alena Matushina reconsider their future in the province.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault, right, at a premiers' press conference in Ottawa in September. Ontario Premier Doug Ford, centre, has threatened to use the notwithstanding clause, while Alberta's Jason Kenney has voiced admiration for Quebec's willingness to assert itself. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

The real problem with Quebec’s new language bill

Gerald Butts: Bill 96’s breezy invocation of the notwithstanding clause pushes us closer to the point where premiers—not courts—are the ultimate arbiters of our Charter rights

Legault and Trudeau chat after announcing high speed internet for Quebec regions on March 22, 2021, in Trois-Rivieres, Que. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

A sneak attack on language rights

Tom Mulcair: Bill 96 deserves much more than nodding approval of leaders in Ottawa. Failure to defend rights comes at a cost to our unity and well-being as a country.