Minister for anglos calls for respect, civility

Posted By: Trudie Mason · 11/1/2012 10:20:00 AM

The PQ minister responsible for the anglophone community is issuing a call for civility between anglos and francophones in the wake of the most recent confrontation between an anglo passenger and francophone ticket-taker in the Montreal metro.

Cabinet minister Jean Francois Lisee won't comment directly on this week's altercation in the metro but he does feel the need to call for respect and helpfulness, particularly in public services.

"Everyone is not called to be bilingual, of course, but everyone is called to be civil, respectful and helpful," he said.

When asked about whether the PQ's drive to toughen the language laws might exacerbate tensions between the two communities, Lisee said nonetheless, civility must prevail.


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