New Bill 101 coming by Christmas: Marois

Posted By: Richard Deschamps · 11/10/2012 3:48:00 PM

Premier Pauline Marois appealed to the opposition in Quebec City not to defeat her government over the upcoming budget.

Nicolas Marceau's budget, due to be tabled in Quebec City on Nov. 20, will be the first real test of the PQ's minority government.

The Liberals and the CAQ each hinted they might vote against it, though they hinted also that they might not send enough members into the National Assembly to vote it down so as not to force another election.

"I want to say: don't think about the next election, think of the next generation,'' Marois told a meeting of the presidents of each of the PQ's riding associations in Sherbrooke Saturday.

Marois also promised party faithful that a revised language law is coming before Christmas, and while she provided few details as to exactly what would be in it, she did suggest it would, among other things, limit access to English CEGEPs, call for stricter sign regulations, and apply to businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

She also told the group that the dream of sovereignty is still very much alive, even if it's on hold for the moment because of the PQ's minority government situation.

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