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Language Rights in French Canada

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Pierre A. Coulombe

Are far-reaching language rights defensible in a liberal society? Language Rights in French Canada explores this question in the context of a political culture long hostile to Québec's language laws, and increasingly resistant to official bilingualism across Canada. It argues for the moral validity of collective goals that aim to preserve and promote the French-Canadian identity in and outside Québec. This book makes a compelling case for recognizing strong language rights as a matter of justice. Pierre A. Coulombe addresses crucial issues about the coexistence of language communities in Canada, issues that will surely resonate in multilingual America.