I don't know how serious these objections really are. You'd think that for nationalists and separatists, they'd be happy with any controversy that would tend to drive an emotional wedge between Quebec and the rest of Canada.
Here's some of the more interesting comments;
In a piece entitled "The Limits of Indecency" on Vigel.net, author
"...and after watching on many occasions the opening ceremonies of these Olympic Games around the world, never have I seen a country, use these games for such crass politics...."
" ....In the past, when we talked about propaganda, it was Nazi propaganda, communist propaganda, Soviet or Chinese and even Vietnamese. For what purpose? ... To convince their people that they lived in the greatest country in the world, instilling national pride..."
What's the problem? by Eric Tremblay, the leader of the most militant sovereignist political party in Quebec.
"Let us not ask on bended knees that Canadians respect French, in their country that is falsely bilingual.To ensure the sustainability of what we are, including our national language, French, there is only one solution: make Quebec a free and independent French country."
Pauline Marois the PQ separatist leader complained in Le Devoir that, Canada shows it's contempt.
"This showed that we don't even exist, that we are invisible, a negligible quantity. We are not important and ultimately, just a burden."Gilles Rheame is a long established hater of Canada and has been described as a fascist admirer in a biography. He is now is spokesman for the organization that portends to fight discrimination against Francophones. He is so upset over the lack of French at the opening ceremonies, that he is making a complaint to the Official Language Commissioner in Ottawa, which is in itself unbelievably ironic. That he would even consider asking Canada, his hated oppressor, to intervene on his separatist organization's behalf is beyond the pale!
"...The level of French throughout the course of this momentous event, projects a distorted image of the legal reality in Canada...."(to Quebeckers) "...Keep voting NON and remain 'Drawers of waters". You're paying the price for your absurdity!"
...and finally La Presses' Rejean Tremblay, a sportswriter with a deep and abiding dislike for Anglos of any sort;
"...At any rate, they now realize that Quebeckers love to be mocked. I am so proud that the false sense of politeness is now history. No need to believe that they respect Quebeckers, they can rub it in our face and we say nothing. In Vancouver, they understand."Hmmm.... Pardon me if I'm not particularly sympathetic to these whiners. One thing Mr. Tremblay got right is that most Canadians don't give a rat's ass about their complaints.
These are the same people who take delight in torturing Quebec Anglos and who work dutifully, on a daily basis, to rid the province of any vestige of English. They talk about 'bilingualism' as if it is a four letter word when speaking about it here in the province of Quebec, but as a noble ideal when it applies to Canada.
Here's what Anglos put up with in signage in stores, even those located in Montreal suburbs that are 80% English. Talk about humiliation;
This is what Francophones got in Vancouver;
I wonder how they'd feel about this;
What do you think?