A PQ government would strengthen Quebec language laws within 100 days: Marois

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MONTREAL — A Parti Quebecois government would move quickly to strengthen the province’s language laws if it wins next month’s election, party leader Pauline Marois said Sunday.

The PQ would crack down on English in the workplace and introduce stricter rules for who must attend French-language junior college, Marois said at a campaign stop in Montreal.

Marois said the province’s landmark language law, Bill 101, must be updated to stop the decline of French in the province, in particular in Montreal shops and businesses.

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The PQ leader, who criticized the Liberal government for failing to do enough to protect the French language, said she would introduce new legislation within 100 days of taking power that would close a loophole that allows companies to operate in English.

“I think we need to look over all of this, to see if there are gaps or corrections that need to be made,”…

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