Legault would hire more language cops
Although CAQ leader François Legault wants the Anglo vote, he is nonetheless proposing to crack down on the use of English in Montreal.
Speaking today in Granby, Legault said, unlike the PQ, he would not strengthen Bill 101, but he would aim to apply existing laws more strictly. That includes hiring more language inspectors for the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) - on top of the 43 new employees Liberals hired this year alone.
Legault said today that French is threatened in Quebec and it isn't possible to get service in Quebec's official language at many businesses in Montreal.
A recent study by the OQLF itself found that French services were available at 97% of businesses in downtown Montreal; 93% on the West Island.
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