telling news item this morning; Bill 14 is all but dead:
In the spring, when one family member was quite agitated about this proposed language bill, I said, nothing to fear. Bill 14 is composed of 5 key initiatives, and 3-4 of them have fatal shortcomings:
- any restriction on junior-college entry would enrage the French middle class,
- any adjustment for Quebec Charter would be very vulnerable, and alienate the Quebec op-ed class
- any (largelyfrancophone) Cdn. Forces schooling in English largely happens in a key Opposition riding and wil be vetoed by their MNAs,
- businesss in the dirvers seat during an economic downturn and extension of francization to smaller businesses is radioactive.
Sure enough, Marois admits it's over.
Which brings us to the short-sighted and near hysterical reactions by some here and in the Anglo media generally (Babble is basically an Anglo media outlet) to the (leaked, provisional, unverified) draft accounts of a possible charter of values ....