MPs Debate State of the French Language in Montreal – November 25, 2020

House of Commons Proceedings

MPs Debate State of the French Language in Montreal – November 25, 2020

Sitting in committee of the whole, members of Parliament hold a take-note debate concerning the state of the French language in Quebec, particularly in Montreal. The proposal for the debate was put forward by the government and was sparked by comments made by Montreal-area MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos at a November 13, 2020, meeting of the House of Commons official languages committee with the official languages commissioner. During her questioning of the commissioner, the Liberal MP expressed skepticism about the decline of the French language in Quebec. She later stepped down from the committee amid widespread criticism over her remarks.