April 2, 2023

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Bill 101 at CEGEP | Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon defended the change of his course

Bill 101 at CEGEP |  Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon defended the change of his course

(Quebec) Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon confirms that the young man made “credible arguments” to extend Bill 101 to CEGEPs, explaining why he is changing course on the subject, and supporting this idea. Activists will decide the issue this Sunday.

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On the first day of the (virtual) National Council setting the table for themes to be discussed next fall to define the electoral program, the leader of the party Cubacois (PQ) Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon defended himself from the game on the issue of defending the French yoyo.

In March 2020, before the epidemic, the young PQ was adopted Party Cubacois is a resolution proposing to impose Bill 101 on CEGEPs, meaning that francophones and allophones can no longer be studied on the public Anglophone college network.

This decision of the young activists, which was adopted in the party leadership race, did not change the mind of Mr. Saint-Pierre Plamondon, the candidate who came after Jean-Franకోois Lizzie. The latter proposed instead to reduce funding for English-speaking CEGEPs. However, he said on Saturday that he had never ruled out extending Bill 101 to the CEGEP in the race.

Until recently, when he revealed Tap The PQ leader reiterated that PQ would introduce a bill to reform the French language charter, and did not intend to impose Bill 101 on the college network. But the party Cubacois “is a democratic party, [et] The youth have made credible claims, ”he said.

The language of instruction in francophones and allophones was “any bill would be incomplete if it was not determined that French remains,” the president of the National Youth Committee of the party Cubacois (CNJPQ) appealed on Saturday, Mary-Lawrence Desgagne.

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Mary-Lawrence Desgagne, in 2018

PQ activists will decide the issue this Sunday. Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon said he would not impose a code of conduct in his parliamentary section on the matter, while former PQ leaders opposed the imposition of Bill 101 in the CEGEP.

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According to Mr. Saint-Pierre Plamondon, the language situation is worrying and “the anglicization of francophones and allophones is not an adequate response”. He is putting the issue before the Pique National Council, but the coalition Avenir Quebec government will introduce its own version of the French language charter in the coming weeks. Premier Franకోois Legalt has previously said he rejected the imposition of Bill 101 on CEGEPs.