Monday, August 20, 2012
An interesting piece by John Ibbitson. Many immigrants come to Quebec as a gateway to the rest of Canada. Marois' comments about not enough people with French as a mother tongue can hardly be seen as welcoming. Quebec is committing slow-motion suicide JOHN IBBITSON The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Aug. 19 2012, 8:48 PM EDT Whatever her intention, Pauline Marois’s proposed secular charter is bound to worsen the immigration crisis in Quebec. The province is committing slow-motion demographic suicide. Year after year it fails to bring in enough newcomers to replenish the diminishing ranks of the native-born. The Parti Québécois Leader’s proposed law banning the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols, such as turbans, skullcaps or other head coverings, by provincial employees – while permitting a discrete crucifix on a necklace – will only make the problem worse.