COMING SOON !
Just when you thought it was safe to speak English again, along comes Bill 96!
From capping CEGEP enrollment for Anglophone students, to extending language laws to even smaller businesses, to search and seizure powers for language inspectors, to official legal documents being available only in French, Bill 96 poses the biggest threat yet to English language rights and services.
At the outset, we were told that “historic” Anglos - as defined in Bill 101 - would continue to receive services in English. More recently though, that definition appears to be blurring, with vague assurances that nothing would change as far as accessing services are concerned. But who WILL be considered an historic Anglo under Bill 96 ? Our new t-shirt is here to help the government decide.
We proudly introduce the new “Historic Bill 96 Anglo” t-shirt, designed to relieve the government of all the detailed and messy work of trying to determine who is and isn’t a “historic Anglo” and thereby fully deserving of, and entitled to, services in our own language.
Once again this year, proceeds from the sales of the shirts will support The Montreal Gazette Xmas Fund and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Thank you for your support.
- Aaron Rand
Are you in fact a
Historic Quebec anglophone
If you are, you will be entitled to continue receiving services in English from the government and its various agencies and departments (at least from the same ones that make them available now). If you are not, then you will find new restrictions limiting your access to those same services. You may be asking, why this is necessary. Why would you suddenly need to ‘prove’ your historical status as an anglophone in Quebec?