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French the normal and everyday language of work

Slaw: Does Quebec’s French language policy really need revitalizing?

The CSLF acknowledges that the labour market has changed (e.g., due to the globalization of markets, new information technologies and increased immigration) and that knowledge of a language other than French—usually English—is an essential requirement for many jobs in several sectors. However, the CSLF believes that bilingualism cannot and must not become a systemic requirement in the world of work in Quebec, which has a key role to play in integrating newly arrived immigrants into Quebec society. Thus,…


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