Published On: Fri, Sep 10th, 2021
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O’Toole Touts Recovery Plan, Calls Debate Question on Quebec’s Secularism Law Unfairon September 10, 2021 at 10:12 pm

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Campaigning in Mississauga, Ont., on Friday, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole touted his party’s recovery plan while criticizing a question asked during Thursday night’s leaders’ debate. “We launched Canada’s recovery plan with a relentless focus on job creation, helping troubled sectors, and putting upward pressure on wages, with our doubling of the Canada workers benefit, we’re going to give working families a $1 per hour raise with that commitment,” O’Toole told reporters. When asked about the English-language debate, O’Toole said he found a question directed at Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet about Quebec’s secularism law to be “a little unfair.” Debate moderator Shachi Kurl asked Blanchet about Bill 21 and Bill 96, calling them “discriminatory laws” that “marginalize religious minorities, anglophones, and allophones.” “You denied that Quebec has problems with racism yet you defend legislation such as Bills 96 and 21,” Kurl said. Bill 21 would ban civil servants and government …

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