CEGEP is important for linguistic transfer. It is the time when young people make lasting friendships, find a marriage partner, start a job. We want that to happen in French.” – Jean-François Lisée Ambassador to the Montreal Anglo Community, PQ Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade.
This quote by Jean Francois Lisée is quite disturbing and brings to mind apartheid and Bill 101 similarities.
South Africa an amendment to the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act of
1949 prohibited marriage between persons of different races. So blacks
and whites could not marry because children might have fallen into
the "black" category in the future. In Quebec, the PQ government's
Bill 101 separates the two linguistic groups in the educational system
as well, and tries to prevent future relationships between the two
cultures from meeting.
The New Bill 101( Bill 14) is another extension and tool to prevent future relationships which would make
it increasingly more difficult for french young adults to meet english young adults
in anglophone colleges. God forbid a francophone meets an anglophone, get married, and have bilingual children. That would go completely against the Parti Quebecois views and especially Jean-François Lisée as clearly stated in the above quote.
Of course in South Africa
the laws were more extreme and in North America one could not get away
with such unconstitutional legislation. The work around? other laws must be pursued to prevent the unions of anglos/allos with francophones.
say that 25% of all students that go to English public schools in
Quebec come from mixed marriages since it requires only one parent to
be English and qualify. The PQ government it would seem, want to
close that gap by separating the groups at all levels in the educational
instruction with the goal of having less anglophone or billingual children.
Contributed by "flagster" member Jimmy K.
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