French language: the PQ launches an advertising campaign on Law 101 in CEGEP

As elected officials in Quebec prepare to vote on the reform of Bill 101, the Parti Québécois launches an advertising campaign to demand that English-speaking CEGEPs be reserved only for the historic English-speaking minority.

French language: the PQ launches an advertising campaign on Law 101 in CEGEP

As elected officials in Quebec prepare to vote on the reform of Bill 101, the Parti Québécois launches an advertising campaign to demand that English-speaking CEGEPs be reserved only for the historic English-speaking minority.

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The sovereigntist formation bought spaces on 134 bus shelters in the Montreal region to demand the imposition of Law 101 at the college level.

“Law 101 in Cégep: Let’s act before it is too late”, can we read superimposed on the words “too late”, as if the words had been added to the graffiti.

The campaign is mainly concentrated in Montreal, with posters also in Longueuil and Laval, for a period of one week. “We want to remind you that all the experts heard by the parliamentary committee agree that Bill 96 will not reverse the decline of French in Quebec. We want to send the message that there are solutions,” explains PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.

A few months before the next election, the party wants to publicize its own solutions to reverse the decline of French, rather than the “cosmetic half-measures” presented by the Legault government.

A divisive reform

With only three weeks remaining on the parliamentary calendar, the deputies in Quebec will soon vote on this reform of Bill 101, which is causing discontent as much among Anglophones as among the most ardent defenders of the French language.

On the one hand, a thousand people demonstrated last weekend to denounce an attack on the fundamental rights of the historic minority. On the other hand, the most nationalists consider that the bill does not go far enough.


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