A Canadian majority Conservative government, led by Stephen Harper, rules Montreal`s politics today. In Quebec, it is Jean Charest who is the Liberal leader of the province. Montreal`s politics come from both the federal and the provincial front, depending on which branch it touches. A provincial government regulates education and health, while the federal government governs security. Quebec has been at the heart of many debates over the years regarding language, and Montreal was particularly aimed by those debates. Montreal is a bilingual city, but many Quebecers would rather see it as a French-speaking city.