The Liberals would do well not to get too high on their horses and claim to be the most virtuous. Voters are not responding positively. A new non-accusatory narrative is needed, one that invites everyone to build a harmonious society. Build from the enormous positivity in our society, don’t be run by the negative.
Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, pictured on the Hill on May 13, 2019, announced the particulars of the government's anti-racism policy last week and a program which includes funding to community groups to combat racism and the re-instatement of an Anti-Racism Secretariat to take the leadership in a federal and a federal-provincial approach to combating racism. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Multiculturalism was the panacea. Adopted in 1971, we thought things would just always get better and we would learn about and accept our differences and live happily ever after.
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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.'