Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon continues to talk about the decline of the French language on this second day of the campaign and has no intention of rushing his announcements to counter inflation, despite the announcements of tax cuts from its rivals.
For the second day in a row, the PQ speaks of a “linguistic emergency”. In front of the statue of Camille Laurin, the father of Bill 101, located next to the building of the same name in downtown Montreal, Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon proposed his “new Bill 101”.
This law would be introduced within the first 100 days of a PQ mandate. In particular, it would include the application of Bill 101 to CEGEPs so that only English speakers would still have access to it. Economic immigration would also be 100% French-speaking (while maintaining the reception of refugees regardless of their language) and the creation of a Quebec Radio and Telecommunications Council as well as a Quebec content promotion office to encourage Quebec production.
“We also want to ax bilingual municipalities when there are less than 33% of English speakers in the municipality,” insisted the chief. Bill 101 would also apply to federally chartered companies.
“We are living in a critical situation,” said Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon. The time is no longer to put your head in the sand […] in the short term, the people of Quebec are threatened to see their language gradually disappear in all spheres of their society. p>
“Never in the history of Quebec have we seen the language of use go below the 80% mark”, he added before accusing the CAQ of to be responsible and complicit in this decline through its insufficient actions.
“Law 96 will not reverse the decline”, believes Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon about the CAQ law adopted last May.< /p>
Meanwhile, the Coalition Avenir Québec and the Liberal Party promised tax cuts to help Quebecers cope with inflation.
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