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  • Hunter Cresswell

Chelsea’s English services at risk

Draft Bill 96 leaves it up to the municipal council to save Chelsea’s bilingual status.

The proposed amendment to Quebec law, the Canadian Constitution, and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms would make it harder for English-only speaking Quebec residents to access services and information in English from their municipality.

The far-reaching bill, tabled at the Quebec National Assembly on May 13, would require bilingual municipalities to ask to keep their bilingual designations, limit the population of students in English CEGEPS, enforce the usage of French in businesses, and free-up funding for more French courses and language rule enforcement.