Children of Bill 101
The children of Bill 101
(les enfants de la loi 101
) is the name given to the children of immigrants who have come to Quebec
since the adoption of the Charter of the French Language
(aka Bill 101) in 1977
. The Charter stipulates that children under 16 must attend French language public schools unless one parent has received most of their education in English in Quebec (or in Canada if they are canadian citizens).
Partly because of this, the children of Bill 101, numbering roughly 400 000 as of December 2003, have adopted French as their primary language of communication in a much greater proportion than the previous generations of immigrants.