De Courcy questioned on language policy at hearings on her spending estimate
De Courcy made her remarks under questioning by Liberal language critic Marc Tanguay, who noted that the Office québécois de la langue française does not have enough staff to monitor over 6,000 businesses now covered by francisation rules.
Nathalie Roy, the CAQ language critic, noted that Bill 14 would empower the government to strip a city designated bilingual of that status.
“Why can’t a municipality decide on its own to remain bilingual? Roy asked.
De Courcy suggested local referendums could decide the issue.