How low can the NDP go???
Gee, they never defended English language rights in Quebec....and now they want to pretend that the French language in Quebec needs defending...
The NDP is trying to brand itself as the defender of French language rights in Quebec.
The party’s deputy leader, Thomas Mulcair, introduced a private member’s bill that would amend the Canadian Labour Code to ensure both federal institutions and businesses operating in Quebec are obligated to give French precedence as the working language.
“Why is it that a woman who works in a chartered bank has fewer linguistic rights than one who works for a (provincially governed) caisse populaire?” Mulcair asked. “Why can an employer demand knowledge of a language other than French, if it isn’t required to do the job?”
Mulcair said he’s not looking to take any rights away from francophones outside Quebec or anglophones inside Quebec. He is only looking to ensure the majority of Quebecers can work in their mother tongue and that’s “a good thing” for Canadian unity, he said.
Francoise Boivin, president of the party’s Quebec wing, said the bill shows the NDP is the only federalist party truly representing the interests of Quebecers.