Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois has declined to take part in an on-air English debate, claiming her English is not strong enough.

A Montreal English radio station invited Quebec's political party leaders to live debate sometime during the campaign.

While François Legault, leader of Coalition Avenir Québec, tweeted he would be "ready to debate with Mr. Charest if Mrs. Marois agrees also," Marois quickly declined the offer.

The announcement had many people reacting via Twitter, with comments suggesting Marois would have to address all Quebecers if she was elected as premier.

Others replied by saying that Quebec debates should be held in French and that it should be "mandatory to understand French," when living in the province.