An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (Charter of the French Language) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Maria Mourani  Bloc

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment requires the Government of Canada to undertake not to obstruct the application of the Charter of the French Language in Quebec.

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Official Languages Act
Routine Proceedings

October 4th, 2011 / 10:05 a.m.
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Bloc

Maria Mourani Ahuntsic, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-320, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (Charter of the French Language) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Speaker, as you certainly know, Quebec is a francophone nation, not a bilingual one. This nation has enacted legislation called Bill 101, the Charter of the French Language, which obviously applies to all the institutions under its jurisdiction as well as to most spheres of life.

This bill, an Act to amend the Official Languages Act (Charter of the French Language) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, would require the federal government to undertake not to obstruct the application of the Charter of the French Language in Quebec. In other words, it means that that Bill 101 would apply to all federal institutions in Quebec.

I encourage all my colleagues from Quebec to support this important bill to protect our language, be it in provincial, municipal, educational or federal institutions.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)