Trudeau, O’Toole, Singh call for apology over Bill 21 English debate question
All three major party leaders are calling for an apology from the consortium of media broadcasters over a question about Quebec laws during the recent English-language debate.
The question, posed by moderator Shachi Kurl to Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet during the Sept. 9 debate, has set off a firestorm of criticism in Quebec, including a unanimous call from the provincial National Assembly for a formal apology for the “hostile” views expressed against “the Quebec nation.”
Quebec Premier François Legault has also slammed the question asking about Quebec’s Bill 21, which bans some public-sector workers from wearing religious symbols, and Bill 96, which concerns language rights.
The issue has reverberated on the federal campaign over the past week, where the parties are hoping to make gains in seat-rich Quebec. On …
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