We need to welcome the debate and not hurl insults at those we disagree with. This is an opportunity to understand discrimination present and past. Second, as we become a more egalitarian and diverse society, the dominant group and culture cannot have the only say or the final say on who and what is important.
Sir John A. Macdonald, first prime minister of Canada. Photograph courtesy of Notman & Son/Library and Archives Canada
OTTAWA—Sir John A. Macdonald: yes or no? It goes well beyond our first prime minister.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'