Tabling of the Reform of Bill 101 in Quebec – May 13, 2021
The Legault government presented today its long-awaited reform of Bill 101. According to several political observers, this is an ambitious reform which provides, among other things, the creation of a French language ministry and which extends the application of Bill 101 to businesses with 25 to 49 employees, as well as to businesses under federal jurisdiction. The government also intends to include in the Constitution Act of 1867 – the Canadian Constitution – the recognition of the nation as well as of French as the only official and common language of Quebec. We take stock with lawyer Julius Gray and Le Devoir political columnist Francine Pelletier.
Our panel of journalists Catherine Lévesque (The Canadian Press), Althia Raj and Konrad Yakabuski (Le Devoir) discusses the reform of Bill 101 tabled this morning in the National Assembly in Quebec, the Ethics Commissioner clearing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the WE Charity affair, unlike his former Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, and the decision of a majority of provinces to stop administering the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first dose.