Quebec election: Legault sorry for English content on his party's website

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LONGUEUIL, Que. — Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault says he regrets that English-language content was published on his party's website.

Campaigning ahead of the Oct. 3 provincial election, Legault told reporters in the Montreal suburb of Longueuil today that he intervened personally to have the content removed.

The party had published an English version of a document detailing its accomplishments during its four years in government.

Legault says that while the section on the party's record was the only English-language campaign material on the CAQ website, the entire site should have been in French only.

As of this afternoon, a section of the party's website titled "Now. Our record" redirects to the French version of the document, and the only English content on the site is related to the COVID-19 pandemic and was published in January.

Legault's government this year passed language legislation aimed at shoring up the position of French as the province's official and common language.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 7, 2022.

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