Marois backtracks on language test for candidates
PQ leader Pauline Marois is backing down from a proposal she announced just yesterday that would have seen potential election candidates banned from running if they didn't speak French at an adequate level.
Marois didn't go into detail about how one's ability to communicate in French would be evaluated; she just said that if anyone at any level of government in Quebec were unable to communicate in the province's official language, they would be deprived of their right to seek public office.
Today, the PQ clarified their position: All those who would have the proposed Quebec citizenship would be allowed to run for election. All current Quebec citizens would automatically get that citizenship, but new immigrants would be subjected to a French test before being granted those rights.