The man in charge of finding savings within the provincial government will not say whether or not measures to protect the French language will be spared from the chopping block.
The president of the Treasury Board is saying;however, that everyone will have to make an effort.
An article in La Presse newspaper says the Liberals plan to find savings worth 2.4 Billion dollars, but that funding for the defence of French with be spared as a symbolic measure.
According to the story, the ministries of Health, Education (including higher Education), Environment, International Relations, and Culture will all have to find fat to trim.
Family minister Francine Charbonneau is among those in Couillard's cabinet who says she is looking at what her ministry can do: "We're trying to see every program that we have and see where we can do things that are responsible."
The president of the Treasury board, Martin Coiteux, who's in charge of the grand operation to control spending, would not speak specifically about the OQLF.
"I'm not going to comment any particular measure. Every department has to make some major efforts this year," he says.