Ottawa says it intends to ensure the fitting to work in French in all federally regulated non-public companies with greater than 50 staff in Quebec, and in predominantly French-speaking communities throughout Canada.
The measure is one in every of 56 proposals to change the Official Languages Act that have been launched Friday by the federal authorities in a doc titled, “English and French: Towards a Substantive Equality of Official Languages in Canada.”
The federal authorities says the expansion of digital expertise and worldwide commerce is encouraging using English and it is time to reinforce the place of French in Canada.
Another proposal is to enshrine into legislation the requirement that Supreme Court of Canada justices be bilingual.
Ottawa says it needs to extend immigration to keep up the demographic weight of francophones outdoors Quebec at round 4.Four per cent of the nation’s inhabitants outdoors Quebec.
The authorities says it would assemble a bunch of consultants to investigate the 56 proposals and give you suggestions earlier than a invoice is tabled within the House of Commons.