No English for you
Liberals say Francophone children are losing their chance to learn English.
A teacher's union says the PQ plans to put an end to an intensive English program. The Charest government had planned to provide schooling to every Francophone student in the sixth grade.
The education minister has yet to confirm the rumour, but the Liberal primary and secondary education critic calls the report unsettling.
"What is the PQ doing to the French students? Keeping them in a certain way so that they don't really know English and then are closed up to the world? I'm starting to be worried about that," says Francine Charbonneau.
Minister Marie Malavoy's office is denying another rumour, that the intensive program might be transferred into the high school system. Her spokesperson says, though, that the idea of having high school graduates that can speak English with ease is an objective that's been discussed.
The PQ says it will introduce a different plan for teaching English in the Francophone system within the next two weeks.