Bilingual municipalities. Bilingual status.

Bilingual status explained.

Since 1977, it has been illegal for Quebec municipalities to, among other things, send a bilingual tax bill, erect bilingual signage, or send a bilingual memo to city workers. An exception was made for some municipalities, which came to be known as bilingual status.

How bilingual status is threatened.

Bill 14 would allow for the potential removal of bilingual status from municipalities or boroughs by decree if less than 50 percent of residents are mother tongue English speaking.

What we're doing to protect it.

Cities, towns and boroughs are building public support against Bill 14 and lobbying the Quebec Liberal Party and Coalition Avenir Québec to defeat the bill.

How you can help

Send an e-mail to your Member of the National Assembly of Quebec. The Quebec Liberal Party and Coalition Avenir Québec have a majority of seats in the legislature and can defeat Bill 14.

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