Quick campaign notes for the weekend
The PQ has promised a stricter Bill 101 within 100 days of a majority, applying restrictions to English CEGEPs and francisation to firms with as few as 11 employees, a crackdown on English signs being envisioned as well. English will be history in Montreal to a large extent if the PQ wins. (Speaking purely as a tenant, I hope they do.)
There’s been an amusing scuffle after Pauline Marois sniped at the CAQ because their aspiring health minister candidate, Dr. Gaëtan Barrette, is more than somewhat over the target BMI, as you might say. (Check this photo – fella on the left.) Marois said a health minister ought to be a better role model for healthy habits; now she’s on the defensive for what’s being called a low blow. Is it? Barrette could give Toronto mayor Rob Ford a run for his money in a weigh-in.