Moving forward together to promote diversity - A respectful and coherent integration policy



    MONTREAL, March 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Immigration and
Cultural Communities, Lise Thériault, today announced the Quebec Liberal
Party's policy statement for cultural communities and immigration under the
theme "Moving diversity forward". The statement is in continuity with the
results provided by our government in terms of immigration and integration.
    "During the past four years, we have increased the access to regulate
occupation, employment, recognition of diplomas and competencies, financing of
community groups and intercultural relations and the increase of funding and
accessibility to learn the French language. Today, we are proposing concrete
measures that will enable us to continue together for a successful Quebec."
said Lise Thériault.
    The Quebec Liberal Party program that proposes to invest $ 15 million, to
implement the action plan to fight racism and discrimination. In addition the
2007-2008 economic statement includes an increase of 5,3 million dollars for
French immersion and 3,5 million dollars to continue the recognition of
foreign diplomas.
    In addition to these commitments, the Quebec Liberal Party will put in
place measures that will allow us to select our immigrants according to the
needs of the workforce. Expand and improve the PRIIME program to larger size
businesses and provided them with the necessary tools to manage cultural
diversity.
    "I am proud of this Policy Statement that puts forward real solutions to
the difficulties that can be experienced in the cultural communities. These
propositions were decided in collaboration with them unlike the silence of the
ADQ on the subject and the eternal divisions proposed by the PQ," said
Minister Thériault.




For further information:

For further information: Isabelle Melançon, Directrice aux
communications, Parti libéral du Québec, (514) 288-4364

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