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Quebec group goes to court over Governor General's lack of French

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Mary Simon is the first Indigenous person to serve as Governor-General and speaks Inuktitut, as well as English. She delivered part of her first Throne Speech in French, but prominent figures in Quebec, including Premier Fran�ois Legault, have criticized her grasp of the language. Her appointment last year as vice-regal representative prompted an outcry in Quebec.
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Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's lack of French

A former Parti Québécois leadership candidate says choosing a governor general who doesn't speak one of the country's official languages is a signal that bilingualism doesn't matter.

3 months ago·Canada
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CTV NewsCTV News

Quebec group goes to court over Governor General's lack of French

A group of Quebecers is going to court to argue that Mary Simon's appointment as governor general should be invalidated because she isn't fluent in French.

3 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Global NewsGlobal News

Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon’s lack of French

A former Parti Québécois leadership candidate says choosing a governor general who doesn't speak French is an insult to francophones and a signal that bilingualism doesn't matter.

3 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Globe & MailThe Globe & Mail

Quebeckers file lawsuit over Governor-General Mary Simon’s inability to speak French

The Governor-General faces a legal challenge over her appointment, on the grounds that her lack of French violates constitutional requirements for official bilingualism

3 months ago·Canada
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The Epoch TimesThe Epoch Times

Quebec Group Goes to Court Over Gov Gen Mary Simon's Lack of French

A group of Quebecers is going to court to argue that Mary Simon’s appointment as governor general should be invalidated because she isn’t fluent in French. The group, led by historian Frédéric Bastien, is asking the Quebec Superior Court for a declaratory judgment stating that Simon’s appointment violates Charter provisions declaring Canada to be bilingual. The former Parti Québécois leadership candidate says choosing a governor general who does…

3 months ago·New York, United States
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Montreal GazetteMontreal Gazette

Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's lack of French

The group, led by historian Frédéric Bastien, filed a request to Quebec Superior Court this week for a declaratory judgment stating that Simon's nomination violates Charter provisions declaring Canada to be bilingual. Read More

3 months ago·Montreal, Canada
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