A corporation representing Quebec’s English neighborhood says it has severe issues concerning the potential affect of the province’s new language invoice.
The Quebec Neighborhood Teams Community says Invoice 96 is wide-ranging, advanced and represents a big overhaul of Quebec’s authorized order.
QCGN head Marlene Jennings informed reporters Thursday the invoice seeks to change 24 provincial statutes in addition to the Structure Act of 1867.
Jennings says the federal government’s pre-emptive use of the however clause to defend the invoice from sure constitutional challenges creates a “charter-free zone” involving a big selection of interactions between residents and the province.
Enterprise neighborhood fears Quebec’s new language invoice
She says her group has urged federal Justice Minister David Lametti to ask the Supreme Court docket of Canada to check the constitutionality of Invoice 96.
The laws, tabled in Might, is a serious reform to the province’s signature language regulation, referred to as Invoice 101. The federal government has stated the purpose of Invoice 96 is to affirm that French is the province’s solely official language and the widespread language of the Quebec nation.
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