CTV News National: ‘It’s detrimental to the people:’ Bill 96 convoy rolls through southwest Montreal

CTV News Montreal Videojournalist


Another convoy rally against Quebec’s controversial language law rolled through southwest Montreal Saturday afternoon, with demonstrators calling on the province to hit the brakes on Bill 96.

A group of about 50 drove through boroughs like LaSalle, Verdun, and Lachine to express their frustration with Bill 96, which seeks to promote the use of the French language in Quebec and affirm that French is the common language of the province. 

“It’s detrimental to the people, and that’s not what a government is supposed to do. It’s supposed to protect everybody in Quebec,” said Marc Perez with the Task Force on Linguistic Policy.

The Task Force, along with the group Bridging Ethnic Communities, organized the demonstrations.