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French language still needs protection, Quebec Court of Appeal rules

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 12:17 PM | By Luis Millan

A bid to overturn Quebec’s sign law by a group of anglophone merchants suffered another setback after the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld two lower court rulings which maintained that the French language is still vulnerable in Quebec and continues to need protection even though it has made “modest progress” in recent decades.

In a ruling hailed as significant by constitutional law experts, the Appeal Court underlined that jurisprudence held that the alleged violations of freedom of expression and the right to equality were justified under...