Political opponents quickly cast Tuesday's leak as a PQ "trial balloon."
A Leger Marketing poll during last year's election campaign listed immigrant integration as a top electoral priority for a paltry one per cent of respondents ~ at No. 15 on voters' list of issues.
The Marois government has since rebranded the plan as a charter of "Quebec values" ~ with those values including gender equality and secularism.
"I hope this (policy) doesn't get passed, I hope people realize that that isn't either what Quebec is about, or what the PQ is about."