Quebec Language Laws

Quebec Orders Store's Facebook Page Translated To French

CBC | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Business

The Quebec government has ordered the owner of a store in Chelsea, Que., to change the language of her store’s Facebook page to French. Eva Cooper...

'Pastagate' Prompts Changes

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The internationally renowned Pastagate affair has resulted in new ways for Quebec's language watchdog to handle its beefs.The Office quebec...

Quebec Teen Told Business Name Is Too English

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Business

A teenage Quebec entrepreneur has a few choice words for the government after being told his company’s name is too English. When Xavier Menard, ...

Does Anyone Know What Quebec Stands For Anymore?

Mike Sholars | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada
Mike Sholars

Quebec: As the Distinct Society you have fought so valiantly to become, what are you doing with that responsibility? Are you addressing the cultural and racial coexistence challenges that face every growing populace? Are you attempting to be an equal and balanced partner with the rest of Canada?

Don't Let Quebec Get Away With This

Tony Kondaks | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Tony Kondaks

The government of Quebec is attempting yet again to further its agenda of imposing the supremacy of one language group above human rights. We are getting perilously close to losing this country if we continue to appease Quebec by giving in to these violations.

'The Official Language Is Not A Human Right'

CBC | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada

Quebec’s human rights commission is criticizing the proposed changes to the province’s language laws under Bill 14. The controversial ...

WATCH: They Speak English, 'Then We Punch Them In The Face'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics

The Language Police are at it again – and this time, they’re going ‘under the cover.’ In the YouTube comedy that follows Quebec's 'Pastagat...

PQ To Military Families: Too Bad

CBC | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics

The Quebec government is refusing to back down on a controversial part of its new language bill, which would have a major impact on Quebec’s militar...

Quebec Liberal Leader Wants Constitution Signed By 2017

CBC | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics

Philippe Couillard, the newly elected Quebec Liberal party leader, says Quebec’s lack of signature on the Canadian Constitution is unacceptable. ...

Attitude Adjustment Needed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The new leader of Quebec's Liberal party has called for an attitude overhaul when it comes to language in the province and criticized curre...

Quebec Prosecutes Restaurant Over Extra ‘F’ In ‘Cafe’

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Business

A Montreal coffee shop is facing prosecution under Quebec’s language laws over its name, which spells “cafe” with an extra “f,” according to...

What Quebec Learned From Pastagate

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A public-relations stew involving pasta has pushed the Quebec government to re-examine its recipe for handling alleged violations of the pr...

Quebec Language Police Targeted Restaurant Over What?!

CBC | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Politics

Quebec's language watchdog is backtracking after demanding a chic Montreal Italian restaurant change its menu because Italian words such as "pasta" we...

WATCH: Quebec Funds Feel-Good Bilingualism Tune

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The announcement of a new hip-hop song to promote harmony among Quebec anglophones and francophones seemed to take its cues from the lyrics...

Brands To Fight Quebec Government Over French Signs

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Several major retailers are taking the Quebec government to court over the provincial language watchdog's insistence they modify their comm...

PQ's Latest Tactic To Fight Erosion Of French Language

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Politics

The new Parti Quebecois minister responsible for Quebec's language law says companies should stop making bilingualism a requirement when hiring new st...

New Retail Language Rules For Quebec

CBC | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Business

Some of the world's largest retailers are fighting for the right to keep their identity intact after Quebec's French-language watchdog demanded they r...

Quebecers Flocking To Ontario, Realtors Say

CBC | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada Business

Some real estate agents in Ontario say many Quebecers have been eager to leave the province since the Parti Québécois was elected in the last provin...

He'll Be Watching You, Quebec

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canada's languages watchdog issued a warning to Quebec's new minority government Friday, saying he is keeping a close eye on moves toward to...

Alberta & Ontario Rejected Intolerance, Why Did Québec Embrace it?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Over the last year, the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and Québec were called to renew their representatives in their respective provincial legislatures. But Contrary to the trend in Ontario and Alberta, where the revelation of a candidate's bias would stain a campaign, Parti Québecois rose in the polls following the aforementioned disturbing disclosures, and even managed to win a minority government.

WATCH: Angry Quebecer Confront English-Speakers In Montreal

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada

A heated battle of words broke out in Montreal when an angry Quebecer called out an English-speaking group for not speaking French, a YouTube video pu...

PQ Would Strengthen Language Laws Within 100 Days

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A Parti Quebecois government would move quickly to strengthen the province's language laws if it wins next month's election, party leader P...

The Death Of A Province

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Old anxieties about the survival of Quebec's culture are being revived — with front-page headlines, talk-show airwaves and the provincial...

Will Huffpost Quebec Help End Language Apartheid?

Tony Kondaks | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Tony Kondaks

Quebec's school segregation laws, which ensure the children of immigrants from English-speaking countries do not have the right to send their children to English schools, uses language identical in principle to that used under the now defunct apartheid system of South Africa. All it would take to eliminate this inequality is a proclamation by the legislation or government of Quebec.

Quebec French Language Campaign Targets English Signs

CP | Julien Arseneault, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - In a bid to protect the French language, Quebec's language inspectors have launched a campaign targeting the commercial signs of multinatio...