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Bill 96 not in Quebec’s best interest

The Editor,

Dear Quebecers, after reading the tabled Bill 96, I am compelled to express my feelings of concern for all Quebecers. Along with many other overrides of human rights within this bill, allowing language police to examine cellphones, computers, and documents freely with no warrants, warnings, or justification, under the guise of protecting the French language with the threat of fines and punishment, sets a very dangerous precedent for all Quebecers.

This tactic limits freedom and is an invasion of privacy for all Quebec businesses, and prevents them from managing their own companies as they see fit. It not only infringes on the rights of the English, but also on the rights of our Indigenous population and the rights of any other cultures within the province to express themselves in the language of their choice.

We have recently been confronted with the tragic results of the residential school system and the devastating consequences of this misguided idea of denying one culture and language in order to strengthen another. Why would we