Election Briefs: Bill 101, Students and Separation
He's been trying to explain his comments all week long, now finally Charest is being a bit more clear on Bill 101.
Earlier this week, he said he would enter into negotiations with the Harper government to expand Bill 101 to federal institutions and federally-regulated businesses.
Today, he tells CJAD 800 that won't happen.
Jean Charest was asked if he agreed with the NDP's policy to expand the language law's reach across the country this morning on CJAD 800. His answer was a clear: No. CAQ leader Françcois Legault did, however, say that he would want to expand the language law's reach across the country.
Marois attacks Legault
Pauline Marois launched a particularly severe attack on Legault today. She accused the CAQ leader of a most serious offence: Being Canadian. She said Legault is a federalist who wants to sign the Canadian constitution. Legault said he is a Quebecer first and a Canadian second.
Legault on Students
Francois Legault is asking police to be more severe with "masked thugs" at UQAM.
Student protests have reached an "unacceptable" level of disruption and it's time for police to get tough, the CAQ leader says.
As Premier, the first thing he would do would be to have a serious talk with UQAM directors, many of whom support the student strike.
This election could be decided by those with a 4-5-0 area code. That's the conclusion of a Leger Marketing study.
There are roughly 40 ridings on the north and south shores, and half of them are tight races. The study shows that the PQ leads in both regions: 38% north of Montreal, 35% to the south.
But with the CAQ chipping away at the Liberal's Francophone vote, that could change.