City of Pointe-Claire website and new provision in Bill 96
In accordance with Bill 96 Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec and the new provisions of the Charter of the French language and its by-laws, the City of Pointe-Claire, which has the status of bilingual city, must, as of June 1, add a permanent banner to the English home page of the website and a comment in the footer on all pages of the English version of its website.
As stipulated in the new provisions of the law, organizations in Québec, and predominantly public administrations, including cities, must address the public in French. As a bilingual City, Pointe-Claire is identified on the list of exceptions with the Gouvernement du Québec. We can continue communicating in the two languages, French and English. To be able to do this, we have certain legal obligations, such as posting about this exception on the English pages of our website.
Starting on June 1, English-speaking website visitors will find a new permanent banner on the site’s homepage with the following text:
“This content is intended for the public covered by the exceptions of the Charter of the French language and its regulations. If you read on, you confirm that you fall within one of these exceptions.”
A comment will also be added to the footers of the English version of the website: “Who can view this page?”, which also leads to the exceptions page on the Gouvernement du Québec website.
For further information on Bill 96 Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec and the new provisions of the Charter of the French language, please contact the Gouvernement du Québec: quebec.ca
Thank you for your understanding,