QC went “further than anyone” to protect French at cégep level: Roberge

Government of Québec French language minister Jean-François Roberge recently told the Canadian Press that the provincial government is not ready to officially extend Bill 101—QC’s French language law—to cégeps. Roberge asserted that the current provincial government has gone “further than anyone” to protect French at the college level by taking actions such as imposing French courses and a French proficiency test. Emmanuelle Latraverse of Journal de Montréal penned an opinion article arguing that the provincial government has not done enough to counter the broader social pressures pushing youth away from a French-speaking identity. She argues that if Bill 101 was imposed on the cégep system, where an individual’s cultural and philosophical roots are planted, QC could “rescue” its youth from becoming anglicized.

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