In an effort to preserve the French language in Quebec, the Parti Québécois has given a stamp of approval to a proposal to apply Bill 101 to the province's colleges.
The proposal to impose French-language laws on Quebec’s college system was put forward by the PQ’s youth wing, the Comité national des jeunes du Parti Québécois (CNJPQ), and approved by 94% of party members at a national council meeting on April 18, according to a tweet from the party.
À tous les jours, nous le constatons: notre langue nationale perd du terrain. En ce sens, nous sommes heureux d'an… https://t.co/g1X4h3F78Y— Parti Québécois (@Parti Québécois) 1618763751.0
The plan, should it ever be implemented, would require all francophone college students — and students who speak neither French nor English as a first language — to attend French institutions, according to La Presse.
“We see it every day: our national language is losing ground. In this sense, we are pleased to announce that the @CNJPQ’s proposal to apply Bill 101 to the college education system was adopted by 94%!” the party tweeted.