“What these people want is to have a bilingual Quebec,” Legault told reporters. “If we want French to still be in place 50 and 100 years from now, we have to have Bill 96 and Bill 101.

“We need immigrants to go to French schools. What they have to understand is if Quebec is bilingual, unfortunately the attraction in North America to English will be so strong it will be a matter of time before we don’t speak French in Quebec and we become Louisiana.”

Legault was commenting on news that two new minority language rights parties, one to be called the Canadian Party of Quebec (CaPQ) and the other Mouvement Québec, are getting organized in time to field candidates in the fall general election.

Neither have been officially authorized by Élections Quebec, but have applications to obtain official party status. Both plan to run candidates throughout Quebec, but are targeting ridings in Montreal, the Townships and Outaouais because of the pockets of English-speaking Quebecers.

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