The debate on alternative menus pork in school cafeterias turns to war petitions to right: UDI MP Yves Jégo wants to mandate menus vegetarians, while the mayor Chalon-sur-Saône The Republicans want to prohibit any alternative.
After the administrative court in Dijon allowed Thursday, August 13th mayor of Chalon Gilles PLATRET delete alternative menus pork in the canteens of the city, the UDI MP for Seine-et-Marne Yves Jégo has launched a petition to mandate a vegetarian menu in school canteens. Filed on the website Change.org, global platform of petitions, the text had gathered Tuesday evening in three days, nearly 59,000 signatures.
For the MP for Seine-et-Marne, a vegetarian menu substitution represents “an exit door where everyone can find them with dignity, without being stigmatized” .
“I do not want to do controversy. Those who want to argue about the attitude of our children wrong. I appeal to the Republican consensus for a positive and not punitive secularism. “
The text is notably supported by the former Minister Cécile Duflot EELV and Senator UDI Chantal Jouanno
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On Tuesday, the mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône launched its own text, also on Change.org against alternative meal. According to its text, “the school canteen, as the school of the Republic, did not become the place of the interference of religion. It must consider children as such, without systematic reference to their original community “.
The elected Republican had announced March 16 that it would end the alternative menu practiced in school canteens of his city for over thirty years next September. Initiative once supported by former President Nicolas Sarkozy, while several tenors of right and Bruno Le Maire, Christian Estrosi, but also the leader of RS MPs, Christian Jacob, had distanced themselves from the idea and the Minister of Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, denounced a decision which takes “hostage Children”
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On Tuesday, just hours after its launch, the mayor of Chalon petition had almost collected signatures 1500. In his entourage, we are assured that Mr. PLATRET intended start a petition “anyway” , before knowing Mr. Jego initiative.