The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was Bill 96
With the final vote on Bill 96 expected for mid-May, it seems everyone, including Quebec’s governing party, is on the offensive, whether they’re for or against the controversial legislation.
But while our political leaders bicker at the National Assembly and argue about the impact on the province’s English-speaking community, the rest of us are concerned over implementation.
My initial thoughts turn to the affect this bill, in its current form, will have on English-speaking cegep students, professors and administrative staff. How is this going to work logistically?
Will students be penalized for growing up in an English-speaking household? Are they going to be forced to take an extra semester to complete three additional French language courses?
What about international students and potential staffing issues? Bill 96 has grown into a confusing and convoluted monstrosity, leaving us with more questions than answers.