‘My community is under attack’: Bill 96 procession protest in CDN-NDG

“The laws are draconian,” says one Montrealer as many gathered on Sunday for another Bill 96 protest. The group organizing the event, the Task Force on Linguistic Policy, is challenging Quebec's French language law in court. Swidda Rassy reports.

Posted November 19, 2023 2:13 pm.

Last Updated November 19, 2023 6:12 pm.

A group taking the federal and provincial governments to court over Bill 96 organized another convoy in Montreal Sunday.

Drivers, cyclists and others on foot took part in a 10-kilometre procession – from Jean-Talon W. to Trenholme Park – to have their voices heard in opposition to Quebec’s language law.

The event was organized by the Task Force on Linguistic Policy.

“This series of processions that we’ve done, this is the fourth one, will continue to raise awareness of all the negatives that Bill 96 is causing for us and for people in general across the province,” said Andrew Caddell, the group’s president.

“We are 1.5 million people, we are not going away. We are going to be heard. We want to tell Premier (François) Legault that we are Quebecers as much as you, and you accept us,” Caddell added, speaking both English and French. [Read More]