bill: Immigration minister with the Coalition Avenir Quebec government Simon Jolin-Barrette tabled Bill 9, which aims to allow the province to be more selective with immigrants, according to Toronto Star. Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo Simon Jolin-Barrette, immigration minister with the Coalition Avenir Quebec government, tabled Bill 9 on Feb. 7. The decision Monday by Justice Frederic Bachand forces the province to continue to render decisions on cases it wanted to throw out as it moved to overhaul the selection process for newcomers to the province. The bill aims to allow the province to be more selective with immigrants, ensuring they speak French, respect Quebec values and meet labour market needs. They said the matter was clearly urgent and warranted an injunction. Lawyers representing the Quebec Association of Immigration Lawyers argued last Friday the minister had acted illegally by not following the laws currently in place. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.