Quebec language reform Bill 96 adopted in National Assembly

Bill 96, the provincial government’s controversial legislation aimed at protecting the French language in Quebec, has been adopted in the National Assembly.

MNAs voted 78-29 in favour of passing the law Tuesday afternoon, with opposition members from the Liberal Party and Parti Québécois voting against it. 

The passing of the bill comes as at least one constitutional lawyer based in Montreal says he plans to join other parties in challenging it in court.

Bill 96 “is…the most gratuitous use of power I’ve ever seen,” said Julius Grey Tuesday, hours before the legislation was adopted.

— This is a breaking news story. More to come.

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