Bill 96 – Pointe-Claire’s bilingual status is part of our roots
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, and the members of City Council consider the City’s bilingual status a part of its culture and a foundation of the Pointe-Claire community.
Consequently, the City of Pointe-Claire is attentively following the legislative amendments proposed under the Québec government’s Bill 96. For the time being, none of the provisions of this bill endangers the bilingual status of the City of Pointe-Claire, with the statistics from the 2016 census showing that the mother tongue of close to 53% of Pointe-Claire residents is English, and that English is the most commonly spoken language at home for close to 70% of the population.
The bilingual status of the City of Pointe-Claire contributes directly to its rich community, culture and social life. “Our status as a bilingual city is part of our vision of being a community that is always striving to be more inclusive. It is essential for us to continue to offer services in both French and English to our citizens in order to guarantee their quality and facilitate communication,” said Pointe-Claire Mayor John Belvedere.