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We have our head office in Calgary, AB and our President

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We have our head office in Calgary, AB and our President wants to address all our employee's in a televised speech. Do we have to simulcast the speech in French at the same time for the employees in our small office outside Montreal, or can we provide a transcript of the speech to our Quebec employees after the speech?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.

There is no requirement that they speech be simultaneously presented in French.

The Charter of the French Language (the “French Language Charter”) includes a requirement that all written communications from any employer that have an impact on their contractual relationship with their employees be written in French.

As well, Québec employees are entitled to carry on their activities in French.

So what you are planning is not in breach of this law.