QUEBEC — The media of English Canada are to blame for pathetic, unfair coverage of the Parti Quebecois’ controversial minorities plan, according to prominent Pequistes.
A former premier called the coverage pitiful. And a current cabinet minister took to Twitter to condemn it Tuesday.
The complaints about the Anglo fourth estate came amid a furor over an impending plan by the PQ government to restrict public employees’ right to wear religious clothing.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, ex-premier Bernard Landry said he can’t accept some of the complaints directed at the Quebecois.
“I take pity on some of Canada’s English newspapers,” Landry said.
“It’s infuriating but it’s so pathetic to go and say that Quebec is xenophobic and racist — when from the start of our national adventure we intermingled with Amerindians. The majority of us have Amerindian roots, one-quarter of us have Irish roots, we have…
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