A Bloc Québécois movement in search of help for Quebec’s proposed constitutional amendments did not move unanimously within the Home of Commons on Wednesday.
To be able to move, the movement wanted to satisfy no opposition from MPs. At the least one “nay” was audible, although it was not instantly clear which MP opposed the movement.
The failure to obtain unanimous help means the movement will possible be debated at a later date, with MPs votes recorded.
The movement requested the Home to agree that Quebec can unilaterally alter the Structure in relation to issues solely inside its jurisdiction.
It additionally asks the Home to acknowledge Quebec’s need to amend the Structure to incorporate recognition of Quebecers as a nation, and that official and customary languages of the nation are French.
The proposed amendments are contained in Invoice 96, laws tabled by the Quebec authorities earlier this month aimed toward strengthening protections for the French language.
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