Metropolis of Montreal’s French motion plan ‘coming quickly’


“The town of Montreal will supply a everlasting construction, a severe construction, which can make sure the function and exemplary nature of the French language for the town,” says government committee member Cathy Wong

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The town of Montreal will quickly unveil its motion plan to guard the French language, government committee member Cathy Wong mentioned Monday.

Wong was responding to a query from Olivier Lacelle, a language activist and former aide to previous Bloc Québécois chief Mario Beaulieu, through the residents’ query interval on the month-to-month metropolis council assembly.

Lacelle requested Mayor Valérie Plante whether or not she would create a Conseil de la langue française for Montreal.

Responding for Plante, Wong mentioned the town lastly obtained its certificates of conformity with Quebec’s French language constitution final month and is on the brink of current its motion plan on language.

“The town of Montreal will supply a everlasting construction, a severe construction, which can make sure the function and exemplary nature of the French language for the town,” she mentioned.

The town is awaiting approval for the draft plan from the Quebec authorities, she added.

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“I utterly share your concern and I’m very wanting to current our motion plan very quickly. You will notice that we take our function because the metropolis of the French language in North America very severely,” Wong mentioned.

The problem got here up as Simon Jolin-Barrette, the minister liable for the French language, gets ready to announce legislation to reinforce Quebec’s French language charter.

Claiming that French is imperilled in Montreal, language advocates have peppered the Plante administration with questions in latest months on the necessity to crack down on English. They declare the town has ducked its accountability to implement Article 1 of the town’s constitution, which declares that Montreal is a French metropolis, and that by offering bilingual companies it’s undermining French.

Plante named Wong as the manager committee member liable for French in June. She additionally made her liable for the town’s anti-racism efforts.

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