Sunday, February 6, 2011

Maxime Bernier's Mouth

Whoops ... a federal Cabinet minister said that the Charter of the French Language, one of the cornerstone laws in modern Québec, isn't needed any more.   Double whoops ... Maxime Bernier said it in Nova Scotia rather than back home in his home province.

The Cons hope to get to majority status by winning more than just 11 seats in the province?   Guess how that's going to play out now.  And Bernier's also supposed to be a potential leadership candidate as well.

The law is draconian in many respects but the goal of ensuring the primacy of French in schools and the workplace in the province has been more than met.    Why kick the hornet's nest now?

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Anonymous said...

It's a fascist law, plain and simple. It is anti-democratic and anathema to freedom.

Suzanne said...

I like it. And a lot of French Quebeckers who want to send their kids to English school (which is a lot of people) will like it.

I think it has potential to galvanize conservative momentum in the next election.