Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stop Targeting ‘The Other’ In Language Talk

Stop Targeting ‘The Other’ In Language Talk, Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil Says -- Montreal Gazette

Bill 101 must be rewritten, says Parti Québécois’s Yves-François Blanchet

QUEBEC — Kathleen Weil, Quebec’s immigration minister, and herself the daughter of a doctor who immigrated to Montreal from the United States, has had enough of constant suggestions by Yves-François Blanchet, the Parti Québécois language and immigration critic, that newcomers embracing English threaten Quebec’s French character.

“I find it really destructive to constantly target the other, the person that has come here,” Weil said after Blanchet released a leaked draft of a declaration the Charest government wants participants at a language summit next Friday in Montreal to endorse.

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My Comment: I have lived here for 52 years .... and the nationalist hostility towards immigrants has always made me shake my head. Kathleen Weil is right .... but such is the state of French Quebec.

1 comment:

Windy said...

Very well said...