But that is a fallacious argument. Language protections laws from the Conquest onwards would have helped French in Québec. The lack of protection laws now would be detrimental to French. It's not a binary thing. And Québec is not at all in the same situation now as it was before. Aside from some wave of immigration from Ireland and Scottland, which assimitated into French Canadian society OR joined the English speaking side, Québec was rather homogenous until like the 70s. Now there is mass-immigration, the internet etc.