10-km procession against Quebec’s French language law rolls through Montreal’s west end

Demonstrators took to the streets of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce as part of a 10-kilometre "rolling procession" to make their opposition to Bill 96 known. (Kwabena Oduro/CBC)

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Demonstrators against Quebec’s language law reform, commonly known as Bill 96, took to the streets of Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough Sunday as part of a 10-kilometre “rolling procession” to make their voices heard. 

Drivers, cyclists and people on foot came out for the fourth event organized by the Task Force on Linguistic Policy, a group fighting Bill 96 in court, to denounce what they’re calling an attack on Quebec’s English-speaking community. 

“The English community has become the enemy,” said Catherine Lund. 

“It’s like we shouldn’t exist anymore, it’s horrible. It feels awful to be an English Quebecer right now.”