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Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec

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Jolin-Barrette, Simon,

Minister Responsible for the French Language


Government bills

This bill

was introduced during the 42nd Legislature, 1st Session
was re-instated during the 42nd Legislature, 2nd Session le October 20, 2021.

Stages in the consideration of the Bill

Definition of the terms used:

  • Amendment (one or more changes were made to the bill at this stage)
  • Majority vote (the bill went through this stage with majority support in the Assemblée)
  • Vote : Yeas, Nays, Abstentions; (the bill went through this stage following a vote, the results of which were recorded)
  • The date of assent is followed by the year and chapter number of the Act assented to as they will appear in the Statutes of Québec. For instance, “2007, c. 7” following a date of assent means “Statutes of Québec 2007, chapter 7”.


Special consultations

Tabling of committee report - Consultation

Adoption in principle

Committee stage

Tabling of committee report - Detailed consideration

Report stage



Date of assent: June 1, 2022

Chapter in the annual volume of the Statutes of Québec: 2022, chapitre 14

Coming into force

le 1er juin 2022, sauf exceptions