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Report refuting ‘decline of French’ myth puts passing of Bill 96 into question

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Report refuting ‘decline of French’ myth puts passing of Bill 96 into question

Without a doubt, the findings from the new OQLF study further call into question the passing of Bill 96, a bill based more on cruelty than actually promoting French, and implemented under the false pretence that the public use of French was under threat. Despite the CAQ’s unhinged obsession with making everyone believe that French is in decline, this latest report ironically shows a decline of English in Quebec — not French — and is more proof that Bill 96 was passed using misinformation instead of facts. During the same time period that sensationalist tabloid media reports treated isolated incidents of ‘inadequate French’ as commonplace, the public use of French in Montreal actually increased.

No matter where you stand politically, this type of leadership — which leans more on fear-mongering than creating a society where our quality of life increases, not decreases — is unacceptable, and intentionally causes division instead of unity. Life’s too short and we all deserve better.

Report refuting ‘decline of French’ myth outs passing of Bill 96 into question

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