No more English for Magog residents
Following a complaint from the Mouvement estrien pour le francais, the City of Magog will no longer send out information to its citizens in both French and English. From now on, all collective documents such as the electricity bills, domestic animal registration renewals, and all other public communications will be sent out in French only. To receive the information in English, citizens will have to make a request with each communication.
Referring to the former policy of the City of Magog to send out documentation in both languages, the Mouvement estrien pour le francais commented in their complaint that they “deplore those kinds of schemes that qualify as the promotion of English unilingualism and the non-learning of French…it is an infraction of the Charte de la
langue francais since Magog is not recognized as a bilingual municipality.” Citizens have already begun to receive their messages from the city in French only, beginning with the new composting guides.
According to the Mouvement estrien pour le francais website, the organization’s main objectives are: promote the French fact; make French the language of use, work and communication in Quebec; support all initiatives aimed at promoting excellence in written and spoken French; defend the French language; and oppose all political initiatives aimed at institutionalizing bilingualism in Quebec.