Franco Ontarians

RedBlacks, Redskins and Blackface

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

The National Capital Region will soon welcome a new CFL football club. At the time, Franco-Ontarian football fans (and those in nearby Gatineau, QC) expected a club in financial trouble would make efforts to reach as many supporters as possible, including 250,000 Francophones in the region. Fat chance. The Renegades even failed to include French on their official website.

Kathleen Wynne's Diversity Problem

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

It was revealed by confused Liberal party members that Ontario's premier-designate Kathleen Wynne's campaign sent letters in foreign languages to would-be supporters. In a gauche effort to connect with the ethnic vote, the Wynne campaign combed through membership lists and divvied them up based on perceived cultural origin. The Ontario Liberal Party's federal cousins have progressively lost their grip on traditional liberal-leaning communities by ignoring them or taking them for granted. History could repeat itself if the Wynne team fails to take corrective measures.

Which Ontario Candidate Will Dare Address Separate School Funding?

Alexandre Brassard, Ph.D | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada
Alexandre Brassard, Ph.D

Administrative efficiency, human rights, respect for minorities and the integration of immigrants are all good reasons to put an end to religious segregation. Yet for politicians, the question remains taboo. We're in the early days of the provincial election campaign, and leaders are avoiding the subject like the plague.