Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Montreal University: Legault and Qu

montreal university: Representatives of all four major parties were there to take questions that had been sent in advance from Quebecers between the ages of 18 and 35, according to National Observer. Legault was joined on stage by Liberal leader and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, the Parti Qu b cois' Jean-Fran ois Lis e and Qu bec Solidaire spokesperson Manon Mass . Couillard rejected Legault's approach. Fran ois Legault, leader of the right-leaning Coalition Avenir Qu bec party, provoked the reaction after outlining one of his promises to require immigrants to pass a French test within three years of arrival in order to not find themselves in an illegal situation. ; Legault's comments came during an event, billed as a dialogue with youth, at the Montreal university. The best way to integrate an immigrant person into our society, it's not to push them away for six months and put them in a class, but it is to put them in a work environment, with Quebecers, who are going to welcome them and help them learn French, he said. His remarks drew some applause, possibly comforting the premier who was the only one to be booed when he arrived on stage at the beginning of the event. Couillard also made a point of noting his commitment to Canada with a party that is unambiguously federalist, saying he was proud to be Canadian and that being a Quebecer is my way of being a proud Canadian. ( As reported in the news.