A defence of Quebec's Bill 14
There has been much opposition to Bil 14 in Quebec, which (if it passes) would revoke the bilingual status of communities where less than half of the population is Anglophone -- meaning public services would be provided only in French, and access to English schools would be restricted.
This would affect municipalities like Chelsea, whose council last night voted to oppose the bill. But for Quebeckers who support the legislation, it's a crucial tool in protecting their heritage. Impératif Français is an organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of French language and culture, and we reached its president, Jean-Paul Perreault.