Rejection of the proposed amendments to the Charter of the French language (Bill 14)
CONSIDERING THAT the French language in Québec needs to be protected and that the officials elected by the general public are to protect the rights of all citizens of Québec regardless of linguistic, ethnic or socio-economic status;
CONSIDERING THAT all citizens of Québec are proud to be part of a unique society and that the words "cultural communities" erases the historic distinctiveness of the English-speaking community;
CONSIDERING THAT we want to see efforts made to improve the quality of French instruction without raising levels of reporting and bureaucracy in our children's schools;
CONSIDERING THAT it is well known that the greatest employment growth opportunities come from small firms;
CONSIDERING THAT the growth of certain municipalities has been fueled by the efforts of all its citizens including the English-speaking minority;
We, the undersigned, ask the National Assembly to reject Bill 14 and ensure that no further restrictions against the rights of minorities, nor additional bureaucratic burdens be brought forth, but rather maintain the current harmonious relationship for all citizens of Québec.
The signing period for this petition is over.
Signing deadline : May 14, 2013
Number of signatures : 37749