Workers at GE Leblanc in Quebec City don't speak much English. The company designs parts for the pork industry. However, their workers have learned to use inventory software in English - the industry standard - and since it relies on firmware updates offered in English only from outside of Quebec, Bill 14 would pose a real problem to their business.
“We tried to be conform with the law but unfortunately they didn't understand what we are doing,” said Marie-Pier Cloutier, speaking for G.E. Leblanc.
Simard also disputed Language Minister Diane de Courcy's claim that people can't be served in Montreal, however, she came in with her own data to say otherwise.
He said the bill would try to replace "democratic values" with "Quebec values" which raises alarm bells and questions. “Are democratic values and Quebec values similar, or identical?” he asked.
“Anglophones … don't want to be kept away from rest of Quebec society. They want to interact with them, to live together,” he said.