MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois is promising to beef up the province's French language charter if it ever gets back to power.
Wrapping up a two-day meeting, Leader Pauline Marois ripped the Liberal government for doing nothing to stem the erosion of French language, particularly in bilingual Montreal.
And she promised today to reinforce Bill 101, the province's language charter, if the separatist party ever gets back into power.
About 500 party members spent the weekend debating issues related to language, immigration and identity without the party making any firm commitments.
But the leadership made it clear that the defence of the French language and culture will be key.
Marois says there is a relative linguistic peace right now but there is a lot of anger among rank-and-file party members when they see the erosion of French in Montreal.
She warned if something isn't done to stop the erosion, linguistic peace might disappear.