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Quebec body says small businesses employees must use French

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The use of French in workplaces in Quebec is steadily declining and needs to be addressed immediately, according to the province’s language advisory body.

The Conseil supérieur de la langue française (CSLF), which oversees the application of the French Language Charter, is recommending that small businesses be required to enforce the use of French in the workplace.

The current language law makes it mandatory for companies with 50 or more employees to impose French as the language of communication in the workplace. The advisory body recommended that the law be extended to small businesses with 26 to 49 employees. However, the CSLF insisted that “less stringent and more flexible” means be used to enforce the provisions in the law, acknowledging that small companies may not have the financial means to comply. Read full article

Source: Globe & Mail by RHÉAL SÉGUIN

 

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