Quebec Solidaire wants to ban employers requiring English proficiency in Quebec

Monday, December 12, 2011

From here today in French:

On the last day of its congress, Québec Solidaire voted in favour of measures to defend the French language, including a better support for efforts for francization of immigrants and prohibiting employers to require a knowledge of English when hiring.

Party members did not, however, go as far as to want to expand the scope of Law 101 to include CEGEPS (public colleges).

Québec Solidaire only has one elected member (Amir Khadir), but from its strong 9% performance in the riding of Bonaventure last week they hope to elect more in the next general elections. On Saturday, members also voted in favour of the principle of a guaranteed minimum income, a concept that has been discussed for a long time in the left side of the Quebec political spectrum.


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