In this article – “Government of Québec proposes stricter French language law” – we review aspects of An Act Respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec, which proposes the most significant changes to the Charter of the French Language since its enactment in 1977. We have highlighted the most significant considerations that may apply if the legislation comes into force. Several key amendments may be particularly significant in light of the new private right of action created in the Act, which could create material exposure for those not complying with the Act.
This article is authored by Alexandre Fallon, a partner in Osler’s Litigation practice, Sven Poysa, a partner in the Employment and Labour practice and Julien Ranger, partner in the firm’s Pensions and Benefits practice.
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