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Bill 96 ‘will not be tolerated’

First off, M. Legault said in an announcement at the beginning of the pandemic – it was in the Montreal Gazette – “You can speak English during a crisis.” Imagine.

I lived in Quebec in 1977 when the language issue hit the fan. I saw neighbours – as well businesses – just pickup and leave in an exodus. I chose to stay.


I’m an anglophone.


I worked as a nurse at the Heart Institute. We spoke English. I was raised in Niagara and yes we spoke English. I have two sons who went to French-only schools. I was proud to do that. My older son indicated that, “Mom, they don’t particularly care if you speak French… they want you to be francophone.” He will never be that.


I think Bill [96] was fortuitous in that it was introduced during the pandemic. People are distracted. He created a bill that is very long and