An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act

Sponsor

Julie Vignola  Bloc

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

Status

Second reading (House), as of Feb. 22, 2021

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act to clarify the application of the Charter of the French Language in Quebec.

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Official LanguagesOral Questions

December 9th, 2020 / 2:30 p.m.
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Bloc

Yves-François Blanchet Bloc Beloeil—Chambly, QC

Mr. Speaker, in an unprecedented, historic move, six former premiers of Quebec issued a clear and concise letter demanding that the Charter of the French Language apply to federally regulated businesses.

In agreement are the unanimous National Assembly, the Conservative Party, if I understand correctly, certainly the Bloc Québécois, and possibly the now self-professed member for “Montreal”.

I would like to know if the Prime Minister of Canada intends to put the Bloc Québécois's Bill C-254 to a vote.

Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 24th, 2020 / 10:05 a.m.
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Bloc

Julie Vignola Bloc Beauport—Limoilou, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-254, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act.

Mr. Speaker, today, I have the honour to introduce a bill to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act so that federally regulated businesses in Quebec respect the Charter of the French Language and implement measures to promote the use of French as the main language at work.

This is a matter of respect for one of Canada's founding peoples and a way to promote one of the things that makes Quebec unique. No one can deny that what makes Paris unique is the fact that people are welcomed there and able to work there in French. It only makes sense that such should also be the case in Quebec, the last great bastion of the French language in North America. We should be proud of this language and do everything possible to positively promote it every day.

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