Election Briefs: Bill 101, Language and Corruption
François Legault is the latest leader to suggest Bill 101 ought to be strengthened.
The head of the CAQ told The Gazette's editorial board today that he wants Bill 101 applied to federal institutions and federally-regulated businesses - but that "it’s not in our priorities."
Liberal leader Jean Charest said yesterday that he would not "re-open" Bill 101, but it remains unclear if that means he wouldn't ask Ottawa to apply the existing law federally.
Both Legault and Charest will be in the hot seat here on CJAD 800 with Andrew and Tommy after 7 a.m. tomorrow.
Lanuage in Montreal
The Parti Québécois considers it to be "unacceptable" that, in the next 20 years, the island of Montreal could be populated by a majority of non-Francophone residents.
Candidate Jean-François Lisée said that their proposals would see immigrants selected based not only on their knowledge of French, but on whether or not they already live in French.
Lisée also interupted a Legault speaking engagement at the Montreal-East chamber of commerce this morning.
The two started debating east end transit issues during a question period reserved for business-people, before the crowd grew tired of Lisee.
Francois Legault announced how he intends to give every Quebecer a family doctor today.
He says there are two keys to attracting and retaining family doctors: Increasing salaries and giving them better working conditions.
A CAQ government would end of the province's Specific Medical Activities program.
This would save Quebec's family doctors up to 12 hours a week that was previously dedicated to service outside of their practice.
And politicians tried to out-corrupt each other today.
Jacques Duchesneau claimed that Liberal ministers boarded the yacht of construction magnate Tony Accurso - but didn't name those ministers.
Then Liberals waived around a photo of Duchesneau posing with the brother of a man Montreal police have linked to the mob.