host picture

  | Bookmark and Share

Bilingual municipalities voice opposition for Bill 14

ayerscliff.jpgFebruary 11th is the last day to make a submission to upcoming public hearings on Bill 14 - but it certainly won't be the last we'll hear of it. Since the Parti Quebecois government introduced proposed changes to province's language charter under Bill 14, bilingual municipalities have been fighting back.

As part of a growing movement, 42 towns and cities across Quebec that carry bilingual status have passed resolutions telling the province they want to stay that way - bilingual. Ayer's Cliff is one town in the Eastern Townships that calls itself "franglais" and proud of it.

Our Eastern Townships Correspondant Sarah Rogers spoke with Mayor Alec van Zuiden about these issues.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

Colin Standish is an Eastern Townshipper, born and raised, who currently calls Quebec City home while he studies law at Laval University. He has many concerns about the changes laid out in Bill 14 and what they'll mean for communities in the Townships and for English-speakers across the province.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

  •