Ford government to support motion calling on Legault to repeal Bill 21 - 2019-11-25
TORONTO — The Ford government will support an NDP motion today calling on Quebec Premier François Legault to immediately repeal Bill 21, and promising to intervene in any Supreme Court challenge of the controversial secularism bill, iPolitics has learned.
According to a government source, the PCs are "fully aware" of the non-binding nature of the motion being put forward. In terms of the segment pledging to intervene in any future Supreme Court challenge of the secularism bill, the source told iPolitics that Attorney General Doug Downey will review their options if that situation arises.
The motion is being introduced one week before an all-Premiers meeting in Toronto, and just days before a sit-down meeting that has been planned between Ford and Legault, which will take place towards the end of this week in Quebec. Per the government source, Ford does not currently plan to address Bill 21 at that meeting. Legault's camp adopted a similar stance.