Marois should take part in CJAD debate: analyst
A CJAD political analyst says he doesn't understand how Pauline Marois can become premier if she can't speak English properly.
Jean Lapierre is reacting to the PQ leader's refusal to particpate in a leaders' debate on CJAD.
He says the issue is not how good or bad Marois' English is, it's about addressing anglophones.
As well he says, "I thought she was taking English lessons because how is she going to go to New York and defend, for example, Quebec's bond rating or things like that if she can't really come to a debate on CJAD. I mean, that's quite a problem for her because how is she going to handle discussions in New York or anywhere else around the world"
Liberal leader Jean Charest has agreed to take part in such a debate if other leaders also agreed.
Charest said so in an interview on CJAD Friday morning with Andrew Carter.
C-A-Q leader Francois Legault has said yes, but Marois claims her English isn't strong enough.
The bottom line for Lapierre?
"Well, I think if she doesn't show up, she shows that she's not up to par to be premier of Quebec", says Lapierre.
CJAD is now working on holding a bilingual face-off.