October 22, 2021

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Trouble finding a job without speaking English | “Not normal,” exclaims Simon Jolin-Barrett

Trouble finding a job without speaking English |  "Not normal," exclaims Simon Jolin-Barrett

(Montreal) Simon Jolene-Barrett, the Minister in charge of the French Language Charter, reiterated his commitment to strengthen the right to work in French in Quebec.


Leah Levsky
The Canadian Press

While in Montreal on Wednesday, while he was giving a press conference on another subject, as Minister of Justice, Minister Jolene-Barrette called for comment on a recent Radio-Canada report in which the public could not be found. Job in Montreal, despite their skills, despite their skills, because they do not speak or speak enough English.

“We have the right to work in Quebec, in French. The bill I want to introduce is to respect the right of Quebecs to work in French, ”said Minister Jolin-Barrett.

Last August, a study by the Institute de la Statistics, conducted on behalf of the Office Cubacois de la Long franchise, revealed that 40% of companies when they were last hired in Quebec wanted or wanted their employees to have skills in English. In Montreal the proportion reached 63%.

“In Quebec, it’s not uncommon for French – speaking Quebecs to work in their language on the island of Montreal,” said Minister Jolin-Barrett.

“Quebecs in Quebec cannot live in French in all aspects of their lives,” he added. French is the official language of Quebec since Robert Baurassa Government Act 22 adopted in 1974.

The minister in charge of the French language charter promised to address the issue once again, without trivializing the issue in the Radio-Canada report or looking only at isolated cases.

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“It simply came to our notice then. I fully intend to address it with a bill that I will be tabling in the coming parliamentary sessions, ”he suggested.