During the English-language federal leaders' debate held on Sept. 9, 2021, Yves-Francois Blanchet was asked a surprising question by moderator Shachi Kurl, president of the Angus Reid polling firm. In fact, it was a twisted, insipid question, full of dubious amalgams, inaccuracies and imprecision.
As a detailed review of the reform to occupational health and safety legislation was coming to a close, the Federation des travailleurs et travailleuses du Quebec (FTQ) chose to voice its disagreement with a unanimous vote on the part of all its major unions against the reform, on Thursday evening.
Even before the language debate resumes next week in the National Assembly, Dominique Anglade's Liberals say they fear the Legault government wants to gag the opposition by forcing through Bill 96. Meanwhile, the list of speakers promises a fiery defence of Bill 101 and a critique of Bill 96 for not being strong enough.