Easing of Quebec language law may be helpful for business, but questions remain: legal experts

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New regulations aimed at blunting some of the more onerous stipulations of Bill 96, Quebec’s French language law, help take into account practical realities faced by business and organizations but are not the panacea some may think, legal experts warn.

The regulations, one aimed at Quebec’s civil administration and the other targeting the research world, clarify provisions of the Quebec Charter of the French Language (Charter) and temper the blanket requirement to use French, allowing under limited circumstances the use of languages other than French in communications, contracts and documents.

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This story was originally published in Law360 Canada.

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