These latest cuts show Franco-Ontarians’ decades-long battle for rights continues.
It’s tone-deaf, argues Andrew Caddell, for Ontario Premier Doug Ford, pictured, to compare Ontario’s 600,000 Franco-Ontarians to the about 600,000 Chinese Ontarians and 600,000 Italian Ontarians, in noting that the province can’t please everybody. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—It has been a long couple of weeks for Franco-Ontarians and their supporters.
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Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.