By Gordon Lambie
On Monday a collection of concerned members of Quebec’s English communities announced the formation of what they are referring to as a “task force to stop Quebec’s Bill 96 and Canada’s Bill C-32.”
Colin Standish, the group’s founder, said that the idea came together due to a feeling that the two proposed laws represent an abandonment of the English community by the Federal and Provincial governments through a “fundamental restructuring of the Canadian constitution, language policy and our basic human rights and freedoms.”
Asked for more detail on the objectives of the task force, Standish said that there will be a focus on informing the public of what Bill 96 and Bill C-32 involve, but added that the group has yet to completely outline its action plan. He underlined, however, that the task force represents a “serious group of serious people,” who will be making themselves heard shortly.
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