What's happening in Ottawa this weekend: Jan. 28-30

Skaters brave the cold to lace up the blades on opening day of the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. For the first time in 20 years 100% of the canal opened on the first day. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS) Skaters brave the cold to lace up the blades on opening day of the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. For the first time in 20 years 100% of the canal opened on the first day. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Legault reverting to age-old sport of Anglo-bashing

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