Bill 21

Freeland is seen via videoconference as she presents a fiscal update in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Dec. 14, 2021. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Freeland pledges $30 billion in pandemic spending

Politics Insider for Dec 15, 2021: A major fiscal update; sobering Omicron news; and Singh pivots on Bill 21
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland waits to appear before the House of Commons Finance committee, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Opposition pressing Liberals to address inflation ahead of fiscal update

Politics Insider for Dec 13, 2021: The war over Bill 21; fiscal update predictions; and Ottawa backtracks on South African COVID tests
Signs and ribbons hang on a fence outside an elementary school protesting Quebec Bill 21 on Dec. 9, 2021 in Chelsea, Que (Adrian Wyld/CP)

And now, the inevitable Bill 21 fight

Paul Wells: An important and spontaneous debate has broken out in Ottawa that the party leaders had been desperately trying to avoid
Blanchet takes part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Sept. 9, 2021 (Justin Tang/CP)

Why the English election debate tripped the Quebec campaign

Emilie Nicolas: Before weighing in on Bill 21, Canadians should learn from the Quebecers at the frontline of that battle
Legault reacts to talks he had with Trudeau and provincial premiers on Dec. 10, 2020 at the legislature in Quebec City (CP/Jacques Boissinot)

The national unity question that most of Canada is ignoring

Tom Mulcair: The debate around language and individual rights is in full flight in Quebec, pushed by separatist and nationalist thinkers who are scoring into an open net
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The battle against Quebec’s Bill 21

Paul Wells on the Montreal school board that’s challenging the province’s controversial law and how it plans to win
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Trudeau’s weasel words on Bill 21 are more than his opponents can say

Even an impassioned Jagmeet Singh wouldn’t commit during Monday’s debate to fighting Quebec’s new law on religious symbols
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Jagmeet Singh is poised and pitch-perfect in the face of a slur

Election Image of the Day: The NDP leader had every reason to go ballistic when a man in Montreal advised him to ’cut off’ his turban. What he did was far more powerful.
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Federal leaders bow to Francois Legault on Bill 21

Legault asked them to stay out of legal challenges ’forever.’ For now, none of them will get in his way
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’A sadness you can’t describe’: The high price of Quebec’s Bill 21

Amrit Kaur wanted to be a teacher in her home province. After Bill 21, she’s moving to B.C.