Jagmeet Singh Took Aim At Quebec’s Bill 21 With His No Turban Ad
The NDP’s new leader has a message for part of Canada, as the recent “show an openness to Quebec.” Singh released the ad early in September offering Canadians a look at a different side of himself.was aimed at Quebec. The leader said his latest ad, in which the election candidate removes his turban, was meant to
The advertisement, which was entirely voiced in French, was released in the hopes of gaining supporters in the predominantly French province, The National Post reported.
Singh is seen in the video’s opening shot with his long hair down. The clip then cuts to a montage of him tying his turban and jumping into a sparring montage at the gym.
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“But the openness is that you know for me I want to be an ally for Quebec and that means letting people know where I stand and who I am.”
Singh has long stood in opposition to Quebec’s controversial Bill 21, a law which successfully barred residents from wearing religious symbols while working in positions of authority. Police officers, teachers, and public servants were all affected by the bill’s passing back in June.
“This law that’s being proposed is something that divides a population…that to me is something that’s very saddening. I think it’s hurtful because I remember what it’s like to grow up and not feel like I belong,” explained Singh before the bill passed back in March.
With the Climate Strike taking place throughout downtown Toronto today, thousands have skipped school and work to show their support in making the world a better place. While Queen’s Park is crowded with protestors who are rallying against climate change, it seems like public transit is also completely overrun by these protesters. With many eager Torontonians attempting to make it to and from downtown with their signs for the Climate Stike, the TTC has gotten pretty crazy.
With protestors chanting down the streets of Toronto, and all over the world, this Friday, it’s no surprise that the TTC subways, streetcars, and buses would be overrun with colourful signs and chanting Torontonians.
In fact, even before the protest was underway, TTC users were already complaining about the over-filled streetcars and how crowded Queen’s Park station really was.
TTC even predicted that the subway lines were sure to get crowded due to the protest, and those who were wishing to head downtown should take alternate routes.
TTC took to Twitter to say, “Customers wishing to travel into the downtown core can utilize the Yonge line to avoid demonstrations at St. George Station and Queen’s Park Station on the University line.”
Some users took to Twitter to complain about how backed up Queen Station subway station was, one even complaining about the slow-moving crowd, due to escalator maintenance.
“Of all days, today is the day they decide to do escalator maintenance at Queen’s Park station.”
However, it seemed that the streetcars are facing the most problems throughout the day.
Many users took to Twitter to complain about full streetcars throughout the downcore, full of protestors all holding their signs for the Climate Strike.
One user even recalled their experience, stating, “The streetcars are already too packed for us to get on.”