Sunday, June 4, 2023

People seeking government services in Quebec must now prove they have the right to be spoken to in English

The abrupt application of new provisions in Quebec's Bill 96, which forces provincial and municipal bodies to limit English services, has been a rocky transition, but the minister responsible for French says an adjustment period will be necessary.
These provisions mean that, since Thursday in Montreal, citizens who call 311, the city's information hotline, are directed to a voice message explaining the city's new communication obligations — and listing those who are entitled to English services.

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