PQ tables motion to close “loophole” allowing immigrants to complete vocational training in English 


In Québec, the Parti Québécois recently tabled a motion intended to close a “loophole” in Bill 101 that would make vocational training centres and adult education centres subject to the provisions of the Charter of the French Language. The motion follows a report from Le Devoir, which found that 140,000 new Quebecers have completed professional training in English over the last 20 years. Le Devoir described this as being in contradiction with the spirit of the province’s French language charter. Government of Québec Minister of the French language Jean-François Roberge reportedly asked his ministry for an analysis of the situation, saying that he “finds what’s happening at the moment very, very, very worrying.” City News reports that the CAQ refused to debate the motion.  

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