Len­noxville to lose bilin­gual sta­tus

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff, Len­noxville

Len­noxville Bor­ough mayor, David Price, con­firmed yes­ter­day that the le­gal de­part­ment of the Town of Sher­brooke had read into ar­ti­cle 82 of Bill 14, the bill to re­place parts of Bill 101, that it would re­move the guar­an­tee that the 2001 de­cree gave to the Bor­ough that it would re­main bilin­gual as long as Len­noxville re­quested it.

Ar­ti­cle 82 is one of those ‘be­nign to read’ lit­tle pieces of law-writ­ing an­thol­ogy mask­ing its true pur­pose.

Our trans­la­tion: Ar­ti­cle 6 of the 850-2001 de­cree of July 4, 2001, re­gard­ing the ag­glom­er­a­tion of the towns of Sher­brooke, Rock For­est, Len­noxville, etc., is abridged by the sup­pres­sion of the sec­ond para­graph: Said ar­ti­cle 3 of the de­cree re­gard­ing only Bor­ough 3 of the new town and giv­ing it bilin­gual sta­tus, and the sec­ond para­graph giv­ing the Bor­ough of Len­noxville the sole author­ity to ask that this sta­tus be re­moved.

Numer­ous emails to ei­ther the lo­cal M.N.A, Health Min­is­ter Ré­jean Hébert, or Diane DeCourcy re­mained unan­swered yes­ter­day, Dr. Hébert’s of­fice say­ing they could com­ment to­day.

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