The New Immigration Policy Causes Concern
9 March 2016
Coalition Avenir Québec expresses concern towards the government’s new immigration policy.
The Leader, François Legault, affirms that Quebec cannot afford to welcome anymore immigrants who don’t speak French.
“We may not allow ourselves, at the moment, to welcome anymore immigrants who don’t speak French. Please take into consideration that 41% of immigrants today, do not speak French when they arrive. 71% of them are not following French courses. It is a problem that must be monitored closely. We are at a vulnerable position in North America, in the struggle to preserve our language”, he comments in the Journal de Montréal.
François Legault notes that the CAQ wants to implement French tests for immigrants.
Mr. Legault equally expresses his concern regarding integration problems that may arise with the arrival of any more newcomers to Quebec.