Restrictions for graduate studies

News 10 September, 2017
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    Patrick Bellerose

    Saturday, 9 September 2017 20:56

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    The delegates pq members have adopted measures not only to decrease the funding of cegeps, English-speaking, but also to restrict access to francophones and immigrants.

    Thus, a newcomer who would not have studied French in primary and secondary school would be required to attend a college that is francophone.

    The author of the proposal, Guillaume Rousseau, explained that the measure is intended to ensure that the person has been ” sufficiently francisée or had enough education in French to work in French “.

    In addition, the program of the PQ would prohibit francophones and allophones to enrol in adult education or to vocational training in English.

    French exam

    These measures need to be adopted Sunday, in plenary, before being included in the programme of the party.

    Other aspects of the proposal would require English speakers to pass a French examination in order to obtain their college degree.

    The French-speaking students, themselves, will be able to follow a course in English enrichment, which will include a session in an English speaking college, but only if they ” demonstrate a command of French sufficient “.


    Guillaume Rousseau, also a member of the national executive, explained that he wished to find a pathway to satisfy the radicals and moderates within the party.

    “We put everything they needed so that everyone finds themselves in the party. […] May be that nobody found it completely “, is it.