The legislation has significant implications for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a key element of Canada’s constitution, as well as the wider concept of national unity, while signalling a new phase of Quebec nationalism.
- Quebec separatism will increasingly find expression in the far-left Quebec Solidaire party, rather than the Parti Quebecois.
- The CAQ will avoid a provincial referendum on separation for the foreseeable future.
- If Bill 96 becomes law, some English speakers will begin to leave Quebec to escape its language requirements.
- Immigrants may also be more wary about relocating to Quebec rather than other parts of Canada.