The unofficial site to help you determine whether you are 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?  

Fair question, so here’s a quick explanation.

After a government ordered review of linguistic practices within its own departments, the results showed some agencies were functioning with “vague linguistic policies” that were less than exemplary in protecting and promoting the French language. The government then used those findings as justification to introduce new legislation designed to reduce access to English services—their solution to protecting the French language. It declared that new arrivals to Quebec would no longer to able to access service in English from the government, unless they could prove they were “historic Quebec Anglos,” which brings us back to where we started.

Are YOU a Historic Quebec Anglo?

According to the premier, that determination would be the same one used under Bill 101 that mandated who would have access to English schools. If your parents went to an English school, you qualify. If not, you don’t. But what if you can’t find your or your parents’ certificate of eligibility? What if your parents were immigrants and didn’t go to school here at all?  How will a list of qualifying Anglos be compiled, and who will be in charge of compiling it? And if you’re not a historic Anglo, what kind of an Anglo are you? Will you need to show identification? Know a secret password?  No one really knows

During a recent provincial government press briefing, Premier Francois Legault sarcastically referred to Montreal Gazette reporter Aaron Derfel - whose outstanding investigative reporting on CHSLD’s has somehow managed to embarrass and/or anger the government, as - “Aaron something.”

The premier has yet to apologize for that affront.

This t-shirt serves as a reminder that a reporter’s job is to keep the public informed about important events, even when it may be critical of those in power.

Proceeds from the sale of the “Aaron Something” T-shirts will be going to support the Hero Project, feeding front line workers in the battle against Covid19.

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