Bill 22 was written and allowed to persist when the French language was threatened. It is not threatened by we English who live here, but by the exodos of Francophones who move to other provinces.
And the French are racest and biggoted. There is a proposed legislation to baan Hijabs, Kippas, Turbins and perhaps visible religious symbols (large crosses) for all public servants.
Quebec lost 12000 net net population last year. Mostly francophones who found better living conditions elsewhere.
I won't relocate because I am a grandfather, and my grandchildren are in school in Montreal. Were my own kids portable, I would strongly advise them to leave the province. Discrimination is at an all time high.
There are two population groups that are leaving, the well educated who are engineers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, whose training was in English, but can't pass the French test at 90% level, and the unemployed. Both for opportunities elsewhere.
The result of this outward migration is that the tax base is being eroded. Quebec will not be able to ever clear their tax deficit. Shame..
Its too bad, as I get to my mid to late 70's I will be one of the bilingual English who will remain to close the lights.
LS in Montreal
French will definitely disappear from North America. It will take about 250 years, perhaps less. My reasons for so say are as follows:
There are 50 million Latinos in the USA and a very large number in Canada. There are more Spanish speaking in North America than the 6 million 2nd generation French.
The internet is in English. Business in North America, and mostly in the world is in English.
There are 350 million Spanish in Latin and Central America, by all rights, the second language of Canada should be the modern Spanish.
Is it worth doing business for 6 million citizens for a population that is ageing? Six million population is not 6 million consumers.
In closing, the French extremists, instead of encouraging an adoption by offering incentives, are using the whip. Don't like it here, then get out.