Parliament passes resolution unanimously saying that immigrants to Quebec should learn French first and foremost
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Bloc, of course, sees it as a no-brainer and another affirmation that Quebec is different, unique, etc., and Giles Duceppe's comment on the bill is that he will use it as a tool to advance the issue of separatism/independence for Quebec.
The article in French also notes that it was the Conservatives that tabled a motion in 2006 to recognize Quebec as "a nation within a united Canada".
As for whether this will have a positive effect on French in Quebec - it probably will have a bit of an effect as a simple affirmation that Quebec isn't a province like the others where immigrants can just go and live and work in English alone.