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Quebec’s new language invoice creates ‘charter-free zone,’ anglo rights group warns

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A corporation representing Quebec’s English neighborhood says it has severe issues in regards to the potential influence of the province’s new language invoice.

The Quebec Group Teams Community says Invoice 96 is wide-ranging, complicated and represents a major overhaul of Quebec’s authorized order.

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QCGN head Marlene Jennings advised reporters Thursday the invoice seeks to change 24 provincial statutes in addition to the Structure Act of 1867.

Jennings says the federal government’s pre-emptive use of the however clause to defend the invoice from sure constitutional challenges creates a “charter-free zone” involving a wide selection of interactions between residents and the province.

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She says her group has urged federal Justice Minister David Lametti to ask the Supreme Courtroom of Canada to review the constitutionality of Invoice 96.

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The laws, tabled in Might, is a serious reform to the province’s signature language regulation, referred to as Invoice 101. The federal government has stated the purpose of Invoice 96 is to affirm that French is the province’s solely official language and the widespread language of the Quebec nation.

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