November 26th, 2019

Premier Ford must commit to action against Quebec’s discriminatory Bill 21

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement following the unanimous passing of her motion against Quebec’s discriminatory Bill 21.

“New Democrats welcome unanimous support from the government and independent members for our motion calling on the Ontario government to take action against Quebec’s discriminatory Bill 21. Words are not good enough, especially when it comes to standing up for Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Leadership is about taking action. Premier Ford must now commit to making the case for a full withdrawal of Bill 21 when he meets with Premier Legault in a week’s time. He must also commit Ontario to intervenor status in the likely eventuality of a Supreme Court challenge of this discriminatory piece of legislation. This is about protecting the rights and freedoms of every Canadian.”