(Montreal) On the sidelines of the Senate’s adoption of Bill C-11, which will force digital giants to fund and promote Canadian content, Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications Mathieu Lacombe announced that he would surround himself with a group of experts who would advise him on the best ways to improve the place of the French language in the digital environment.

The minister was speaking early Friday afternoon to several hundred guests gathered by the Council on International Relations of Montreal (CORIM).

The Minister indicated that he had himself approached the former PQ Minister of Culture and International Relations Louise Beaudoin, the former delegate general of Quebec in Paris and administrator of the International Organization of La Francophonie, Clément Duhaime, the full professor at the Faculty of Law of Université Laval and holder of the UNESCO Research Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Véronique Guèvremont, as well as Patrick Taillon, co-director of the Center for Studies in Administrative and Constitutional Law at Université Laval, where he is also a full professor at the Faculty of Law.

These four experts will be responsible for advising the Minister on the various tools to favor and the possible avenues, whether legislative or not, to ensure the sustainability of the French language and Quebec culture.