Mr. Hébert must vote against Bill 14
I was shocked to learn, thanks to La Presse interactive map, that Lennoxville could lose its bilingual status if the PQ’s proposed legislation to reinforce Lennoxville has always been the core of the English speaking community in Sherbrooke. It is also the only place in the Eastern Township where it is possible to study in English from kindergarten to university. If a town like Lennoxville could lose its bilingual status and its right to communicate in both languages with its citizens, it is clear that the ideological interests of the Parti Québécois at the Englishspeaking community’s expense.
While I recognize the importance of protecting and promoting the French language, I fail to see how taking away the rights of the English minority helps in any way to achieve these goals. This is merely a way for Pauline Marois to reopen the referendum debate and create divisions among the population. I would hope that the minister responsible for the Eastern townships would acknowledge the historical background of the region and not support any policy making it impossible for citizens to receive information in the language of their choosing. After all, let us remind the government that we are all Quebecers, whether we speak French or English.
Réjean Hébert won
the last election by promising to represent all citizens of the St-François riding. In the current situation, when the rights of many citizens in the riding are threatened, it is time for him to prove he really meant it. I call on Mr. Hébert to vote against
is unbalanced, I invite you all to sign the official petition https://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/ exprimez-votre-opinion/petition/
Alex G. Potter