With the aim of promoting the use of the French language in commerce, the Quebec governmnet adopted a bill on 24 May 2022 entitled 'An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec' Volha Parfenchyk explains the contents and implications of the new law.
Quebec has introduced a new bill restricting the use of foreign-language trademarks. The bill entitled 'An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec' officially became law on 1 June 2022, modifying the Charter of the French Language, the central legislative documents of this predominantly French-speaking province of Canada. The new law has introduced significant changes into the use of trademarks in Quebec, particularly related to the use of foreign-language elements. Read more