A court case challenging Quebec's commercial sign laws ended today with final arguments about the vulnerability of the French language in Quebec.
Arguing that the language is not under threat, anglo rights activist and lawyer Brent Tyler said the current laws are unconstitutional.
For most of the seven day trial, both Tyler and the Quebec Attorney-General's lawyer argued over how imperilled French in Quebec really was.
Tyler said that contrary to what the government is arguing, French is thriving everywhere in the province except on the island of Montreal.
But he says that is due to young francophones leaving for the suburbs and immigrants settling in the city.
"We've put together evidence that shows that this idea that the French language is vulnerable is a myth," he told CJAD following final arguments. "It's a perception people have, but it's simply untrue."
A decision is expected in the fall, and Tyler admits an appeal is likely regardless of the outcome.