The Quebec premier rejects any suggestion the new rules would be a source of division amongst the population.
She says the charter will have an important and lasting impact on Quebec, much like the province's legislation that protects the French language.
Marois made the comments today at a gathering of young PQ members in Quebec City.
It's the first time she has commented publicly on the charter since details were published last week in a tabloid newspaper.
The PQ has a minority government and it's not clear yet that the plan will get support from opposition parties.
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