FIRST READING: Quebec to pass unbelievably onerous language law
Bill 96 expands considerably on the Charter of the French Language first introduced in 1977 under the much-contested Bill 101. The Quebec National Assembly is entering the final stretch of passing Bill 96, a controversial law set to dramatically expand the province's ability to mandate the use of French both in public and private life.
Speak English where you shouldn't and you could
face warrantless search and seizure.