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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The 'huge overstep by the Conservative Fund’ to fire executive director Dustin van Vugt has created ‘bad blood’ between the national council and the fund, says Yaroslav Baran, a former senior Conservative Hill staffer.
'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.'