An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)

Sponsor

Sylvie Bérubé  Bloc

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 25, 2020

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Citizenship Act to require that permanent residents who ordinarily reside in Quebec must have an adequate knowledge of French in order to obtain citizenship.

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Citizenship ActRoutine Proceedings

February 25th, 2020 / 10:15 a.m.
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Bloc

Sylvie Bérubé Bloc Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-223, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce my first bill in the House of Commons, a bill seconded by the member for La Pointe-de-l'Île.

This bill amends the Citizenship Act to require that permanent residents who ordinarily reside in Quebec must have an adequate knowledge of French in order to obtain citizenship.

In Gilles Vigneault's masterfully chosen words, “The Francophonie is a vast, unbounded land, the realm of the French language. It exists within us. It is the invisible, spiritual, mental and emotional homeland within each one of you.”

I thank the House for its support.

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