The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was the Bill 96 protest.
This weekend English-speakers will march through Montreal chanting the sky is falling while tripping over shards of ozone and stratosphere.
Bill 96 is the thing that happens when freedom fighters turn a blind eye to Bill 9 (immigration reform) Bill 40 (abolishing school boards) and Bill 21 (just flat-out being racist) until their own freedom is compromised.
Yes, there was opposition, but nothing near what there should have been.
And then behold.
Fashionably late, as usual, the rare English peacock surfaces to demand attention.
Let’s be real, here. It’s not looking good.
The bill will pass, probably under closure, and the CAQ is poised to win another majority in the next election.
This paper kept Bill 96 and other odious legislation on the radar from the moment it was tabled, but instead of reacting, opposition groups brought strongly worded emails to a human rights fight.