Bill 14 demo a success, organizers say

Posted By: Laura Casella · 2/18/2013 12:49:00 PM

A protest downtown Sunday afternoon in front of Pauline Marois' Sherbrooke street office against the PQ government's proposed language law, Bill 14, drew a crowd of about 200 people, a far cry from the 2,000 who said they'd go on Facebook. 

But organizers say they still accomplished their mission. Jimmy K of the unity group says the weather may have played a factor.

"I think if it was plus 20 degrees outside, there would have been 2 to 3-thousand people there," he says. 

But having a big turnout was not the most important thing. He says their goal was to get the message out about the dangers of Bill 14 and they succeeded.

"The news went viral, it went all across Canada, and into the French media, and that is what this is all about," he says, "raising awareness."

As for what comes next, Jimmy K. says they will keep the pressure on the Liberals and the CAQ to make sure this bill is voted down.

Consultations start next month. 

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