Yesterday (August 26, 2007) was the 30th anniversary of the passing of the infamous "Bill 101,
" the most contentious law ever passed in Quebec. Guess what? The sky didn't fall. Although I remain uncomfortable with some aspects of Bill 101 (and in particular, how some fanatics insist on interpreting it), the consensus seems to be that it has lead to an unprecedented harmony between English and French Quebec, with French asserting its rightful place as the dominant language. The end result is that most people in Quebec are now bi- or even tri-lingual, and everyone seems to get along.