Reform to the Charter of the French Language

On May 13, the Minister of Justice and Minister Responsible for the French Language, Mr. Simon Jolin‑Barrette, tabled Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec. This bill provides for several amendments to the Charter of the French Language (commonly known as Bill 101) and to other laws and regulations.

Bill 96, if passed, will have significant impacts in many areas of law. To help you to make sense of it all, we explore the main proposed amendments by approaching the subject from multiple angles.