Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her presentation and for this bill, which I will be very pleased to vote in favour of.
Some time ago, Quebec adopted an excellent law to protect the French language called the Charter of the French Language. The charter ended up being gutted by the Supreme Court, which is Canada's real government and which literally put it through the wringer.
In other words, it seems that standing up for French means nothing more than empty, purely symbolic motions and lip service. This bill, which makes sense in the same way that a distinct nation requiring the use of its own language within its borders makes sense, might not pass.
Does Quebec have to be independent so it can defend the French language?