Quebecers want linguistic peace: poll
However divided Quebecers may be after last Tuesday's election, Quebecers do seem to agree on one thing: language tensions need to ease.
A new poll from Léger Marketing shows three-quarters of Quebecers say incoming premier Pauline Marois should meet with English-speaking leaders as soon as possible, to help calm language tensions.
The survey, for the Gazette, Le Devoir, the Quebec Community Groups Network and the Association for Canadian Studies, concludes francophones and allophones feel almost as strongly as anglophones on the question of an early meeting.
The poll also shows 82 percent of anglophones, and just 39 percent of francophones, think Pauline marois should not move to reinforce Bill 101, as Marois has vowed to do. It also shows 41 percent of anglos say the tone of the election has had them considering leaving the province.
Meanwhile, Quebecers also appear to be divided on the election itself. 51 percent of francophones, and 22 percent of anglophones, say they're satisfied with the outcome of Tuesday's election. Nearly three-quarters of anglos say they're dissatisfied.