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