Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NDP Backs French-Language Education In Quebec

Photo: NDP candidate Thomas Mulcair celebrates with Jack Layton, the party's leader, in Outremont. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

From The Montreal Gazette:

OTTAWA — Quebec has the right to ensure new immigrants are schooled in French, say the federal New Democrats.

For its opposition day motion, the NDP has asked Parliament to accept this to celebrate Quebec's culture and continue its legacy.

"Canadians from coast to coast to coast celebrate the rich culture of Quebec and are proud of the strength of its francophone institutions. Ensuring that new Canadians learn French when they arrive in Quebec is key to continuing this legacy," said NDP Leader Jack Layton.

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My Comment: You can never succeed in supporting a culture or language by suppressing the culture and language of someone else. So much for the NDP's belief in human rights and individual liberties.

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