10-kilometre procession against Legault’s language policies set to roll Sunday

Protesters on foot and bikes and in cars plan to take to the streets of Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
Andy Riga

Andrew Caddell, president of the Task Force on Linguistic Policy, brandishes a lawsuit to overturn Bill 96 that his organization filed at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. PHOTO BY PIERRE OBENDRAUF /Montreal Gazette

A group fighting Bill 96 in court is planning a 10-kilometre “rolling procession” through Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on Sunday to protest the Legault government’s language policies.

The Task Force on Linguistic Policy says the event — with protesters on foot and bikes and in cars — is one of a series of rallies against the law.

“The Legault government’s promise of a (new) ’50-point plan’ to reduce the so-called decline in French on the backs of anglophones in addition to Bill 96 is proof of plans for a major offensive against our community,” Task Force president Andrew Caddell said in a statement.