QC tables amendment to Bill 96 to change French course requirements for English cégep students

The Government of Quebec has announced that it is tabling an amendment in order to remove a requirement for students at English cégeps to take three core courses in French. Instead, students will be required to take three additional French courses and two French language courses. The amendment has been met with criticism, as it adds additional courses to programs that are usually just four semesters long and the grades could affect students’ admission into university. Dawson College’s First Peoples’ Centre co-ordinator Tiawentinon Canadian said that the move could add an extra barrier for Indigenous students, who may give up on their goals because of difficulties with French. Kahnawake Education Centre Director Robin Delarone echoed these concerns and called it “discriminatory.” CBC| The Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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