CAQ ready to strike down bill 14
The CAQ is confirming a CJAD exclusive, that it will oppose major parts of the legislation.
François Legault says his party's ready to vote against the PQ's language bill 14 if major changes are not made.
In particular, the CAQ leader says its against revoking the bilingual status of municipalities without the consent of their elected councils.
He says only 90 municipalities out of 1, 100 have this status, touching only 400 000 people out of 8 million. "Let's not deliberately, like the PQ perhaps wants, launch a useless fight," he says.
Legault also says he's against imposing new language obligations on small businesses for now, but he says this may be needed in the future.
The government should first introduce more incentives for these companies, and follow their progress. "After that, if there is not improvement, we should not exclude more constraints," he says.
François Legault also wants Francophone military families to maintain their exception that allows them to go to English school.
"If changes are not accepted on the major points, we will vote against, but we want to vote for the project."