CAQ stands guard for army kids' in English school
Eric Caire says he will make every possible effort to scrap a section of the PQ's new language bill that will affect the children of parents in the armed forces.
The CAQ MNA, who represents Quebec city's Valcartier military base, says the bill would impose an unfair hardship on those families.
"When you have a bit of heart, and a bit of empathy, you can't be against (removing the section of the bill)," says Caire.
Right now, Bill 101 does not apply to the children of members of the armed forces.
But, the Parti Quebecois' new legislation, Bill 14, will force all those Francophone children out of English school and into the French system.
"It's a major irritant," says Caire, who argues that military kids need to be able to learn English because their families are forced to deploy across Canada.
He speaks of one woman he knows whose husband is being sent to an Ontario military base. "She wants the uprooting of her three children to be least brutal as it can possibly be," says Caire.
CAQ to decide future of Bill 14
The Liberals have already said they would vote against Bill 14 in its entirety, which means the PQ will now likely have to remove the section affecting military kids if it hopes to convince the CAQ to let the legislation pass into law.
But, the CAQ has yet to decide whether it support any part of the bill. "I'm not saying there won't be other sections (that I will oppose)," says Caire.