Parti Québécois eyes beefed up Bill 101
The [federation of CEGEPS] argued last year the numbers don’t justify extending Bill 101 to CEGEPs because the proportion of francophones and allophones who attend English CEGEPs represents only 7.3 per cent of college students. It also noted 62 per cent of youths age 18-to-24 opposed the idea in a poll it commissioned in March 2011.
The Conseil supérieur de la langue française recommended to the Quebec government last year that freedom of choice for the language of instruction at CEGEPs be maintained.
The PQ’s platform calls for adopting a new French-language charter that would effectively mean English CEGEPs would be off limits to most francophone students and many allophones, as is the case at elementary and high schools.
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