The Conseil supérieur de la langue française (Superior Council of the French Language) is concerned about the regression of French as the sole working language (see Équipe autonomiste is likewise concerned. Is it normal for a French-speaking Québécois, living in Quebec, to be compelled to speak a language other than French in any public space (i.e., a space accessible and open to everyone, as opposed to a private space reserved for specific people), unless a job requires it for contacts with people of other nations? After all, this person is living at home in a province whose official language is French. Knowing that at least 49% of all Québécois are deemed to be functionally illiterate and that 800,000 Québécois are said to be fully illiterate (see, shouldn’t we be protecting and helping them?