Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Presents Bill 14 Con­cerns to Na­tional As­sem­bly

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Town­ship­pers' As­so­ci­a­tion

Yes­ter­day,Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Com­mit­tee on Cul­ture and Ed­u­ca­tion to give voice to the im­pact on the mi­nor­ity English­s­peak­ing pop­u­la­tion of the East­ern Town­ships of Que­bec.

In­tro­duced last De­cem­ber, An Act to amend the Char­ter of the French lan­guage, the Char­ter of hu­man rights and free­doms and other leg­isla­tive pro­vi­sions pro­poses sev­eral amend­ments to Que­bec’s French lan­guage char­ter, which would pri­mar­ily af­fect statutes and reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing the use of lan­guage in busi­nesses, ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

Con­cerned for the devel­op­ment and vi­tal­ity of Que­bec’s English-speak­ing com­mu­ni­ties, Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion submitted a brief to the com­mit­tee last Fe­bru­ary. The doc­u­ment voices the As­so­ci­a­tion’s opin­ion that the op­pres­sive and will fur­ther weaken the al­ready frag­ile English-speak­ing mi­nor- ity and in­crease the feel­ings of alien­ation from their roots and iden­tity. The brief can be viewed on the As­so­ci­a­tion’s web­site at www.town­ship­pers.qc.ca/news­room.

The As­so­ci­a­tion was in­vited Com­mit­tee on Cul­ture and Ed­u­ca­tion to take part in the gen­eral con­sul­ta­tion and pub­lic yes­ter­day. About Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion

Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion is a non-profit, non-par­ti­san com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion that has been serv­ing of the English­s­peak­ing com­mu­nity of the his­tor­i­cal East­ern Town­ships, Town­ship­pers’ and its ac­tiv­i­ties, con­nect on­line though Twit­ter @Town­ship­pers, Face­book (Town­ship­per­sAs­so­ci­a­tion) and the web­site www.town­ship­pers. qc.ca. The As­so­ci­a­tion can be

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