Marois would ban candidates from elections
Pauline Marois would introduce a law banning any candidate from running in an election - municipally or provincially - if they weren't proficient in French.
The PQ leader made the surprising statement at a campaign stop this afternoon in Montreal. The new rule would be part of the PQ's citizenship initiative and would apply both to immigrants and native Quebecers seeking office.
Candidates would "have to be able to be understood," Marois said, without defining any criteria. "There are no oral or written tests planned."
The rules would also apply to Anglophone and Aboriginal municipalities.