“McGill Français” demonstrations in the wake of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution

In 1969, amidst Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, a large street demonstration called “Opération McGill Français” saw 15,000 people – mainly trade unionists and Quebec nationalists – call for McGill to become a French-language university.

The protest was supported by the McGill Daily along with other student groups and stakeholders.

While English remains the primary language of instruction, one in five list French as their first language. Students can also submit their exams and papers in either French and English.