Only French-speak­ing im­mi­grants should be al­lowed in Que­bec: PQ

Ottawa Sun - - CLASSIFIED - — The Cana­dian Press — The Cana­dian Press

MONTREAL — Only peo­ple who can speak French should be al­lowed to im­mi­grate to the prov­ince, Parti Que­be­cois Leader Jean-Fran­cois Lisee said Thurs­day in re­ac­tion to 2016 cen­sus data.

Lisee said if his party wins the 2018 elec­tion, it will in­tro­duce a new, stricter lan­guage law to stem what he called a wor­ry­ing trend in the use of French in Que­bec.

“We say if we are in power, in the first 101 days we will ta­ble leg­is­la­tion to make sure all new im­mi­grants will have to show knowl­edge of French be­fore they can come to Que­bec,” he told re­porters. The 2016 cen­sus data on lan­guage re­leased last week in­di­cated that the per­cent­age of peo­ple in Que­bec who listed French as a mother tongue de­creased to 78.4% in 2016 from 79.7% in 2011.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.