The PQ strategy is intended to prevent the Harper Government from interfering with Quebec affairs while promoting the idea that Quebec will one day be a country - recent polls show support for separation is at all time lows.
However, as draconian as the PQ's French only policy seems, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Alexandre Cloutier reassured reporters that the policy would be a guidance and not a restriction to PQ ministers. Well, if "pasta" is such a bad word, then imagine how seriously the PQ ministers will take this new "guideline."
"The official language in Quebec is French and all the papers being prepared are in French, all documentation is in French, and we think it's necessary to use the same language that it is written (in)," Cloutier said.
"We don't want to raise the level of hostility, we want to defend Quebecers and workers," said Cloutier, a constitutional lawyer educated at the University of Cambridge, in Britain.
"But at the same time I would just say to Ottawa: 'respect the law, respect the Constitution and stop acting in Quebec's field and stop acting in ways that are affecting our economy'."