QC announces plan to exempt Indigenous students from Bill 96


The Government of Quebec has proposed an exemption for Indigenous students for Bill 96 that would eliminate the written French exam graduation requirement for cégeps. To be eligible, students must be studying at an English cégep; have lived or currently live in an Indigenous community; and have studied for at least one year of elementary or high school in English, an Indigenous language, or both. CBC reports that the announcement comes less than a month after a court challenge against Bill 96 was filed by two First Nations groups. The change will take effect in the next two weeks.