Search
  • PopCan

Conrad Black: On Justin Trudeau's 50th birthday, the shadow of his father looms large

National Post: "An even greater contrast between the prime ministers Trudeau is in what 50 years ago was known as the national unity issue. Pierre Trudeau patriated and amended Canada’s Constitution and festooned it with a Charter of Rights, which particularly aimed at the promotion of the language rights of both founding cultures. He did not lift a finger over Quebec premiers Robert Bourassa and René Lévesque’s restrictive language legislation, bills 22 (1974) and 101 (1977), with the usual Liberal assumption of blind adherence from English Quebec no matter how outrageously it is tormented by the provincial government. But he did speak out against them, and upheld the official equality of English and French throughout the country. He famously said to the angry Albertan who reproached him because of French wording on his cereal box: “Why don’t you turn the box around?”"

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All