Laws and Languages in Québec: The Principles and Means of Québec’s Language Policy

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Author/collaborator
Title
Laws and Languages in Québec: The Principles and Means of Québec’s Language Policy
Abstract
The author explains why Quebec legislators were led to protect the French language in the province, and gives a brief history of Quebec's Charter of the French Language (Bill 101), the means it uses and its real scope. He asserts that the Charter is moderate and modulated in the effects it has had, and that this legislation nevertheless competes with the federal government's language policy whose aims and principles are different. The author also asserts that Quebec's language policy, far from being unusual, reveals the Quebec legislator's constant concern with striking a fair balance between Quebecers' will to recognize French as their common language and the Anglo-Quebec community's legitimate interest in ensuring the continuity of its presence and its institutions in Québec.
Place
Québec
Publisher
Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère des relations internationales
Date
1997
# of Pages
60p.
Language
en
ISBN
2-550-31563-4
URL
Notes

Also published in French under the title: Des lois et des langues au Québec; and in Spanish under the title: Las leyes y los idiomas en Quebec.

Citation
Chevrier, Marc. Laws and Languages in Québec: The Principles and Means of Québec’s Language Policy. Québec: Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère des relations internationales, 1997. http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/bs43058.
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