Friday, December 14, 2012

French versus English Volume 70

PQ patronage appointee not up to the job

"I have a lot of confidence in Nicolas Girard's abilities," Transport Minister Sylvain Gaudreault said. Link{Fr}

"How many chief executives does Montreal’s commuter-train authority have?
The Agence métropolitaine de transport says it has just one: Nicolas Girard, a former Parti Québécois MNA named to the post after he lost his seat in September’s election.
But when it looks at the AMT’s upper echelons, the opposition Coalition Avenir Québec sees two: Girard, plus Paul Côté, a veteran Via Rail executive whom Girard replaced.
When Girard took over in October, he kept Côté on as a “special adviser.”
“By paying two CEOs at the AMT simply to reward a friend of the PQ regime, the government of Premier Pauline Marois goes farther than the Liberals in the field of patronage,” CAQ transport critic Éric Caire said Monday." Read the rest of the story    Alternate Link

Double-dipping PQ Minister shamed into renouncing 2nd paycheck

It  seems that PQ minister Jean-François Lisée was collecting two big fat paychecks at once, all of course on the back of Quebec taxpayers, that is until the public disclosure shamed him into renouncing his second paycheck.

Mr. Lisée is being paid about $165,000 as a minister in the new PQ government, but is also collecting a $100,000 salary from the University of Montreal in a convoluted deal that sees him getting paid after he left the job.  The payment was part of an avoidance scheme. It seems that the university couldn't pay Lisée as much as he demanded because of salary rules, so agreed to pay him a 'thirteenth' month each year, to be paid at the end of his employment (or something to that effect) The whole scheme sounds about as kosher as a ham sandwich Link

PQ lowers level for bilingual status for towns to 40%

"It’s no longer 50 per cent, but 40 per cent — and even then, it’s not automatic. Quebec’s minister responsible for the anglophone community, Jean-François Lisée, said he has convinced his cabinet colleagues of the need to soften the rules under which a municipality loses its official bilingual status under the Charter of the French Language.
“I argued with others that it should not be at 50 (per cent),” Lisée said following a speech to the Jeune chambré de commerce de Montréal on Monday.
“It should be at 40. I felt it was important to make it rather difficult to take away the status, which is worth a lot.” Link

OQLF harassment..What is Chunky-monkey in French?

"Off duty, an OQLF officer waits in line on a busy afternoon in the summer. When he orders, he also points out that the bilingual chalkboard menu should be displayed in French.

I politely mention that while there is English, the exact same menu and prices are displayed in significantly larger and bolder characters in French right next to it.

The off duty officer begins to raise his voice, mentioning that the law requires 100% of our displays to be in French. While making a scene in front of other customers, he storms out of the store, threatening us that we will be hearing from the OQLF.

Approximately a week later, we receive a letter from the OQLF stating that they suspect us of breaching the “Charte de la langue française”, and that they will be sending over an officer shortly.


Read the entire article...fascinating
Listen to a CJAD radio interview with the manager
(credit; Lord Dorchester)

In another OQLF story, Quebec convenience store deppaneur, Couche-Tard was put on the infamous OQLF blacklist for not getting its Francization certificate in order.The chain has about 900 stores operating in Quebec.
At least it's name is french..... Link

Quebec Corruption watch... this week

On Wednesday 140 police officers carried out 44 search warrants in relation to phoney billing scams, a practice whereby construction companies use fictitious invoices to defraud the tax department. Link
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There was some clarification this week about a story about disgraced ex-mayor of Laval Gilles Vaillancourt whose cousin was reported to have tried to flush money down the toilet.
It is now reported that Francine, the wife of the ex-mayor brought a shoebox of money over to Ginette Vaillancourt's adjacent swanky condo for safe-keeping.
When police arrived at the apartment building to conduct a raid on Gilles Vaillancourt's home, the cousin panicked when she saw all the police cars and tried to flush the $20,000 down the toilet. Link
You might recall that when police raided two safety boxes belonging to the ex-mayor, they discovered over $100,000 in cash!
An investigative television show reported that the Mayor shipped money to Switzerland via a friendly banker in the Caribbean. The show also reported that corruption has been rampant in Laval for decades. Link

On Thursday, police raided offices of the new mayor of Laval, Alexandre Duplessis who is a crony of the ex-mayor. The raids are in relation to the skyrocketing cost of the yet to be built hockey arena that the city is supposed to build for the farm team of the Montreal Canadiens, now playing in Hamilton. Link{Fr}
Keep tuned!

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"Three former high-ranking Quebec police officers are the subjects of an investigation into allegations of criminal activity.
The investigation involves former Quebec provincial police director Richard Deschênes, as well as Jean Audette and Steven Chabot, who were responsible for criminal investigations for the Sûreté du Québec.
Chabot is retired, but Deschênes and Audette were both relieved of their duties when provincial police head Mario Laprise alerted Public Security Minister Stéphane Bergeron.
Bergeron told a news conference Wednesday that the allegations came to light when Laprise was doing a routine check of the accounting books, and discovered some unaccounted for money." Link
For Deschênes, it's been a mighty fall.
He was fired as Chief of the provincial police force a month after the PQ took power with many in the media alleging that it was payback for the Keystone Kops misadventure at the Club Metropolis where during an attempt on Pauline Marois' life, the police utterly botched the security detail. Deschênes had two years left on his contract and so was humiliatingly demoted to finish out his term. Now he's suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. More payback?

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It seems that after finally coming on board and supporting the Charbonneau Commission, the QFL,  Quebec's largest union, has gotten a case of  cold feet.
Largely involved in the construction industry, it seems that the revelations at the commission looking into corruption in that industry is hitting the union too close to home.
 "The Charbonneau commission is meeting some resistance on the part of the Federation of Labour (QFL), its affiliate, the FTQ-Construction and the Solidarity Fund, in collaboration with the investigation concerning them, learned Le Devoir.

According to reports, the investigators Committee has met resistance and a lack of volunteers who could explain situations that raise doubt, especially with regard to the possible infiltration of organized crime. So far, more than six people have received a summons to appear before the commission Charbonneau in the coming months."
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PQ calls on citizens to rat out English

"The Parti Québécois government is calling on all citizens to act as “sentries” in defence of the French language, sniffing out businesses that fail to respect a newly enshrined right to live and work in French.
As she tabled the PQ’s “new Bill 101” Wednesday, Diane De Courcy, the minister responsible for the French Language Charter, acknowledged the government does not have the resources to enforce the law adequately.
When an immigrant convenience-store owner is unable to serve customers in French or an employer unjustifiably requires a worker to speak English, it is up to people to complain to authorities, she said. Read the rest of the story

Montreal lags badly in tall buildings

A report published by the Council of Tall buildings and Urban Habitat shows just how badly Montreal is falling behind other cities in Canada. Montreal has now fallen to third place behind Calgary, which has twice as many tall buildings.
 
Click on diagram to enlarge
One of the most telling facts is the average age of these tall buildings. In Montreal, the average age of the city's skyscrapers is 36 years old, while in Toronto, it is only 16 years and in Calgary it is only 19 years.
At present Toronto has15 skyscrapers under construction, the most of any city in the world!
How many are under construction in Montreal? ..... zero.
This will mean  that Toronto will have 45 skyscrapers to Montreal's seven by 2015.
Draw your own conclusions.

Montreal has placed only one building in the top ten highest buildings in Canada and that building is in tenth place.

Click on diagram to enlarge
Read the article.

et cetera....

"The more time francophones spend with their anglophone neighbours, the less they worry about losing their first language, says a new survey.
The surprising finding, which seems to contradict the notion that francophones living in urban areas like Montreal are concerned about the increasing use of English in their midst, was revealed in a poll conducted by Léger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies." Read the story

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A few days back, in the comment section, one of our prolific commenters "ED" said this;
"When a lie is told over and over it becomes reality in the minds of honest men. people say it must be true, I've heard it before. Unfortunately it is still a lie."

Here below is a perfect example of how a lie can snowball. You  might remember last week, I posted a subtitled video of an interview with Quebec's Resource minister who told a Radio-Canada interviewer that Canadian taxpayers were on the hook for 900 million for a loan guarantee for Newfoundland's new electricity project in Labrador. The interviewer tried to correct the minister by pointing out that Ottawa wasn't spending anything, just guaranteeing a loan.

That lie has now gone mainstream. In an article in a Quebec City newspaper, Le Soleil, this paragraph led a story about Quebec's betrayal by Ottawa.
"Ottawa has decided to create another precedent, this time in the field of hydro-electric development, announcing a financial contribution of more than one billion dollars in support of the 514,000 citizens of Newfoundland, the shareholders of the company State Energy Narco." Link
The writer goes on to say that this $900 million financial contribution to half a million Newfoundlanders would be the equivalent of $15 billion to Quebec's 8 million residents.
And that is how a lie can grow....

But I'm not surprised that the newspaper printed such utter rubbish.  I guess any newspaper that allows the hilarious gaffe of  "Narco" instead of Nalcor" isn't much on fact-checking!

At least some La Presse reporters get their facts straight. Link{Fr}

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It seems that Prime Minister Harper has taken an example from Madame Marois and humbly admitted a gaffe;
"It was wrong to appoint an auditor general who is not bilingual, Prime Minister Stephen Harper now reportedly admits. According to Montreal newspaper La Presse, the prime minister told his Conservative caucus last week he made a mistake last year when he appointed the English-speaking Michael Ferguson to the job, and indicated the government would support the NDP's bill requiring officers of Parliament to be bilingual before their appointment. Link
In the article cited above, the Toronto based website ran a poll of its readers asking;

"Do you think the auditor general should be bilingual"

At the time I researched this article, almost two to one said that the auditor general didn't have to be bilingual....Hmmm.  Link
The results didn't surprise me much, but one thing that I found curious is that 2% of readers who responded, clicked the "I don't know" button.
The question is, what kind of idiot responds to a voluntary online poll to register no opinion?

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CLICK to try it out!
"NeoSpeech, an innovative text-to-speech (TTS) solution provider, has released a new artificial Text to Speech voice Chloe, who will speak Canadian French. Chloe was born after years of intensive research on Canadian French language, voice recordings by professionally training voice-over actors, and synthesis and NLP (Natural Language Processing) by R&D speech experts." Link

The software reads web content out loud, phenomenally well.
 I went over to the site to try out the new French reader, but alas it is not available yet to test.
 I tested the English reader to see how the software worked.
After choosing a female voice, I typed in a few swear words that the voice repeated perfectly. (Okay, I couldn't resist)
YIKES... It then occurred to me that there are  a lot of perverts who would love to get a women's or man's voice to repeat out loud what is typed!
Yes, here is the link again, for the third time.. Link


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Spendthrift Minister
The Minister of Cultural Affairs Maka Kotto is in hot water for wasting taxpayer money by flying  22  cultural representatives attached to Quebec government’s delegations around the world, for what was basically a 'meet and greet.'
“It was false to report that my Ministry paid $64,000 for the meeting. It cost about $39,000 and the money didn’t come out of other programs,” Mr. Kotto said. However he failed to mention that the amount paid by his department didn’t include travel costs paid for by the Ministry of International Affairs....
“At a time when this government is asking all ministries to cut costs, the only good thing they can think of doing is to bring-in cultural delegates from abroad, pay their hotel rooms, pay their meals only to tell them that their budgets are being cut,” said Liberal critic for economic development."  Link

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You might want to check out this new Facebook group;

The New Province of Montreal/La Nouvelle Province de Montréal

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.....and finally

Charbonneau Commission firming up witness list for new year

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
BONNE FIN DE SEMAINE!

191 comments:

  1. Lisée only came clean because he was exposed by the media… what a great job by the PQ, who pretends to be so ultra-clean compared to the Liberals! It may not have been strictly illegal but for a government who not only rejected funding already-starved educational institutions by eliminating long-overdue tuition increases but actually damaged the quality of our educational institutions by REDUCING their financing… and then having a PQ minister claiming a salary of $104,000 from said underfunded universities is so galling enough… but then having him trying to claim the high road by donating his undeserved salary to charity (NOTE: not by stopping his double-dipping and getting to claim a tax credit… KA-CHING!!!). Does anyone recall ever having seen a more hypocritical, flip-flopping government in their first 100 days than the one we unfortunately have now????

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    1. R.S., I wouldn't answer this government has done more flip-flopping than prior ones, I would answer about as much. Tweedledum, Tweedledumber!

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  2. Genuine respect for minorities is exemplified by Finland, where a threshold of 5% Swedish-speaking minority warrants official respect for their community.

    Lisée playing good cop/bad cop with his 40% threshold (as opposed to the PQ's 50%) is balderdash. He is the furthest thing from respecting Quebec’s minorities that we’ve ever had.

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  3. La Finland n'est pas seule au milieu d'une mer de 350 000 000 d'anglophones.Ne mélangez pas les choux et les carottes S.V.P

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    1. C'est le cas des Indiens et pourtant ils apprennent l'anglais sans perdre leur langue

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    2. Anonymous,

      Il n'y a pratiquement aucun huron-wendat qui parle huron-wendat. Les innus de la Côte-Nord parlent un innu mêlé de français. Même les mohaws, nombreux, s'inquiètent de l'avenir de la langue mohawk.

      Les amérindiens perdent leur langue.



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    3. "La Finland n'est pas seule au milieu d'une mer de 350 000 000 d'anglophones."

      350 million English speakers can spell assimilation, especially given the history of assimilation of North American francophones into the faceless English-speaking majority.

      350 million English speakers also means that all these people are your neighbors, and if you don't learn their language, you limit yourself severely, much more than someone who doesn't speak French in Quebec.

      Moreover, the language of the 350 million people who surround you is the lingua franca that gives you access to the rest of the world (that was my reason for learning English, and not the desire to mingle with the Montreal English community by any means).

      Add to that some skepticism about what those who rule over you say: do they really want to protect you from assimilation? Or do they have more selfish reasons, like maintaining a captive tax base? Or both maybe? (One does not necessarily preclude the other)

      So the reality is complex and you will have to balance things out and make your own decision. Note that that your self-appointed betterers from the PQ, the "guardians" of the French language in QC, have made their decision that is different from yours. Their decision was to learn English and make sure their children learn it as well. Sometimes in private English schools.

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    4. Par quelle miracle croyez-vous que j'arrive à saisir parfaitement bien votre propos adski?
      Dans quelle langue croyez-vous que Madame Marois vend le plan Nord aux New-yorkais?En finnois?
      L'idée est de maîtriser l'anglais comme outil de communication et non d'assimilation.En lisant ce blogue,il est évident que beaucoup de canadiens (Québécois aussi) ont d'énormes difficultés à se dissocier de la culture américaine.

      Notre langue représente en quelque sorte un bouclier culturel.Peut-elle être utilisée à des fins politiques?Nommez-moi une seule chose qui ne peut être utilisée à de telles fins.

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    5. "L'idée est de maîtriser l'anglais comme outil de communication et non d'assimilation"

      This is just an empty statement and actions speak louder than words anyways. The PQ will say it, but will act in the opposite direction, putting roadblocks on any student who would like to master English. Recently, there was this letter from the teacher's association . The teachers don't want too much English instruction for protectionist reasons. The PQ doesn't want it for control reasons. The francophone media don't want it for the fear of losing audiences, so they spin in favor of stronger 101, even lying to justify over-interpretations of 101, like the requirement for descriptors which is not in the law. Institutional interests are in the way of people's interests. 60% of Quebeckers don't speak English, some because they are indoctrinated into acting against their own personal interests, and some because they were not given institutional help or encouragement.

      There is also the societal level. "Protection of French" stands for more than just supporting local folk bands, or supporting local farmers. It also fosters a snitch-culture, a mistrust culture, a surveillance culture. Read the article on the raid of Ben and Jerry. It's Orwellian.

      Do you think it is worth to sacrifice liberal culture on the altar of "protecting" French? I don't.

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    6. S.R.:

      I don't think there is anyone on this forum that would begrudge you or any francophone from doing what you want to do to preserve and promote the French language and culture in Quebec.

      What we begrudge you is to do it using the levers of the state, either in the form of prejudicial laws or tax-payer money. Governments can't legislate for one ethnic group's culture or language because, you see, that's discrimination based upon language which is a prohibited base of discrimination.

      But forget the illegality; relying upon government to do the job also happens to be a lousy way to do it. Legislating "protections" gives the false impression that all you have to do is pass a law and the thing will get done, resulting in a passive populace. Proactively protecting your language as free individuals outside the control of government is the way to go (just like all other ethnic and linguistic groups).

      Example: instead of relying upon a law requiring French on signs, all you have to do is withhold your consumer dollar from a store owner if he doesn't have French on his signs. If enough francophones will do that, the store owner will change his sign faster than you can say "Camil Laurin".

      The marketplace is better to preserve and protect French than the National Assembly.

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    7. Do you think the seppies will believe that even though it's true? Not the likes of JR - they like to try and make people feel below them no matter what. If it wasn't language, they would find something else.

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  4. There are only 4.8 million Finnish-speakers, you useless tit!

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    1. OMG, S.R is right… there are only 5 million Finnish speakers and they are surrounded by 739 million non-Finnish Europeans… and in fact by 7 billion non-Finnish humans! Far worse than the poor, complaining French Canadians...

      Just stop your complaining, you useless tit.

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    2. C'mon everybody. Don't give the useless tit fuel for his fire!

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    3. En plus, il écrit Finlande à l'anglaise. C'est un cas de OQLF.

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    4. Tu as raison... notre pauvre p'tit Bougon fait tellement pitié!

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    5. It's the 14th of the month guys - by this time most people have long since blown through their welfare cheques, so you can bet he'll be on soon to burn some time before the 1st of January rolls around.

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    7. I happened to read that comment before it was "removed" by "blog administration."

      Have you no decency?...At long last Sir...Have you no decency?

      You should be ashamed of yourself...

      You would be well served reading interviews with defenhdant's awaiting trial before the International Tribunal in 1945. See how they pathetically constructed feeble excuses for their enthusiastic support for the Nuremberg Laws.....

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    8. Mon commentaire (effacé) référait au jeu vidéo (Resident Evil) hyper violent pour ados.

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    9. Crap! I missed out on the Haterade!

      Well, whatever he said - he just proved I'm right.

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    10. It was about you and something we could expect from the idiot. Anyway, even if I repeat it, the Editor will delete it. Needless to say it was useless and needless.

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  5. The Le Soleil reporter must be a descendant of Archie Bunker. Major ignoramus! Then again, Le Soleil is Quebec City's answer to Le Journal de Montréal - complete rags akin to the National Enquirer!

    As for that OQLF b.s. at Ben & Jerry's, this is that same crap they were pulling when all this language b.s. started 40 years ago. Harass the little guys for petty, minuscule stuff that has nothing to do with protecting French.

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  6. The PQ, and Quebec for that matter is a totalitarian state. Telling citizens to rat out their neighbours for breathing in English leads to paranoia and fear, the two biggest ingredients in a racist society.

    We used to joke about the old Soviet Union bugging every room in the country listening for betrayal of the government. You couldn't trust your neighbour who may rat on you for being a political subversive - even if it was not true.

    A complaint to the OQLF is already working to make the targets guilty until proven innocent. If this is what Quebec wants, then it is the rest of us who should throw Quebec out of Canada for their lack of democracy. How Nazi of the government to operate this way! Next thing the Quebec Nazis will do is another krystalnacht! Destroy the property of the violators with no consequence for doing so.

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    1. While I don’t exactly agree that ratting out one’s neighbours for using a single word of English on account of anonymous reports is totalitarian and reminiscent of the old East German Stasi system… hmmm, well actually, perhaps I do! But is any of this actually meant to protect the existence of the French language? No, I don’t think so.

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    2. OMG - can we get any worse than spying on one another and reporting breaches of language discrepancies to the language police? What the hell are we coming to in this province? Jesus Christ, there is no end to the bigotry - now we are going to have spy's? Do you eccentric separatist asses not see the problems in this? Smarten up!

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    4. To J-F Lisée
      All I can say is...RTFM
      The Green bar at the top of the page....'HOW TO COMMENT'

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  7. fFROM ED BROWN
    Mr.Sauga - You break me up. Don't give the useless tit fuel for his fire. That started me laughing just as I was getting sleepy enough to crash. Thanks. I did not like the idea of nazi terms being used for the PQ but
    I'm changing my mind. Squealing is so low that you feel you want to get them off where there are no witnesses. Good night Ed

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    1. Ed, glad I could give you a good laugh. You're coming around to my comparing what Quebec is doing as tantamount to what the Nazis did. It's a step-by-step process. The Nazis didn't get elected one day and kill millions of Jews, Gypsies and others the next, there was a process that led to this starting with laws and decrees, then actions like forcing Jews to wear conspicuous labels on their clothing (Jewish stars), forcing their enemies to manually clean the streets, destroying property (Kristallnacht), isolation (the Warsaw Ghetto), and ultimately, genocide (the Final Solution).

      As you can see, the PQ is getting language into a frenzy, and language is still being used as the decoy for what's really happening: an imposed predominantly white, French, Roman Catholic state. Left unchecked, this is the direction Quebec is heading. It's only a question of how far it will go. The more the minorities remain complacent, the more the PQ will test the limits.

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  8. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 6:51:00 AM EST

    Je remarque que lorsque notre bougon bseux SR n'a pas de replique il se ferme la gueule...
    Petit quebekistanais a la ceinture flechee, SR est la fierte du quebec!
    Regardez toutes ses repliques; c'est vraiment la mentalite de villageois qu'il adopte!

    And for all you anglos living in quebec, put up with that crumbling, quasi-bankrupt shithole or move west. Stop crying...

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    1. Qu'avez-vous contre les villageois?Si il n'existaient pas,que feriez-vous pour gonfler votre égo de complexé?

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    2. "...move west..."

      Certains anglos préfèrent,malgré tout,le monde civilisé aux vastes plaines désertiques canayennes.Vous allez acheter vos Donuts à cheval ou avec votre pick up?






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  9. God you're a pain in the ass - mind your business - you don't live here anymore and we don't need nor want you telling us to stop crying. Get lost with your irrelevant opinions.

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  10. Note to Editor : there is a typo, the proper spelling is "depanneur" (without accented e in english I guess).

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    1. http://is.gd/2Rkxke
      I like that spelling better

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    2. Note to Michel Patrice: If you would like I would gladly point out your numerous typos, grammatical mistakes and gratuitous use of English words no regular Anglo would dream of using.

      Would that help?

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    3. Editor,

      When borrowing a word for another language, they (arbitrarily?) change its spelling. The english spelling system keeps on amazing me.

      Sorry, I did not know about this one. :)

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    4. "When borrowing a word for another language, they (arbitrarily?) change its spelling. The english spelling system keeps on amazing me.

      Sorry, I did not know about this one. :)"

      If anyone wants to refer to this post from Michel some time in the future, I'm placing it in the file marked "n'importe quoi".

      Though I love the undercurrent of "I want to separate because you left the accent out of the word "depanneur".

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    5. Resident Evil,

      I doubt that you have enough time to invest in correcting all my spelling, syntax and grammar errors, but if you feel like it, go ahead, of course it would help. And if you have some more time, go over my blog, whenever I check it out, I find some more errors to correct. That would help too.

      And you are right, I use english words that regular anglos would not use, I do so because my native language is french. So some words seem obvious to me, for instance cecity which is the translation of cécité, which is obscure to most anglos who will use blindness. In the same way, some of my sentences are constructed according to the french logic which might give an exotic flavor to my english writing style.

      This being said, if the way I write in english offends you, honestly, I don't care. And if you don't like to way I write in english, brace yourself, the overwhelming majority of english speakers in the world are not native english speakers so there will be millions like me writing in very creative and very exotic and very not british englishes.

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    6. Resident Evil,

      "Though I love the undercurrent of "I want to separate because you left the accent out of the word "depanneur"."

      Place in the file next to Mr Sauga's "I moved to Ontario because I lost marks in french class for forgetting an accented e".

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    7. There is nothing exotic about you Patrice, you‘re delusional.

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    8. please guys - we have a lot more in common with the francophone community than we do in division - I wish we would all remember that - if we do, we can overcome our differences (not with the SRs or course), but with the Michel's out there - we have to stop letting these stinking politicians control our thoughts - we could then learn to respect one another's differences and live in harmony. We bring in Haitians and, because they speak french, they are more acceptable to the separatists than the anglophones, which is ridiculous because, other than language, we have a lot more in common in culture with each other, than the Haitians do with the francophones. Nothing against the Haitians, of course, just the cultural differences such as holidays, religion, on and on.

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    9. "... give an exotic flavor..."

      This. Is. AWESOME. I think I'll use it.

      "Pardon my grammar. It's just me being exotic."

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    10. Haha

      Don't laugh, I use the exact same excuse when I get caught in a French error! ;-)

      DO use it! People never buy it, but they let u live in ur own world. At least they do me.

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    11. I agree with Cutie. Though there are divisions, there is a great value in co-inhabiting as a bilingual community. I was on a train to the suburbs not too long ago, and there were 6 girls in my train car, probably 16 or 17 yrs old heading home from school, and they were having a conversation. They would seamlessly weave out from English to French and vice versa, it was truly something amazing to behold. They spoke both perfectly, to the point where you couldn’t tell if they were Francophone or Anglophone, although very clearly, they were both. This is special and unique and can only happen here in Quebec, specifically, in Montreal. It is so clear and simple that this is the way it should be, and were we truly unique in this Country, this should be happening throughout the entire country. This is what we should be aspiring to; it is the path to the Future and true opportunity. Why wouldn’t anyone want to seize this for themselves, seize the advantages that come with being bilingual. Understand that no one language is more important or vital than the other. Bilingualism is not the path to the demise of any language, it is the the path to prosperous careers and fulfilling lives.

      “Or do they have more selfish reasons, like maintaining a captive tax base? Or both maybe?”.

      Right on Adski. I keep saying that the reasons the seppies push so hard is cause they have an ulterior motive and a hidden agenda. There is an insurmountable debt and an aging population that someone has to pay for. It’s become dire now. They are caging their young on purpose; selling this load of crap to Quebecers, this principle of protecting a language, and brainwashing them in the process, all the while, shooting them in the foot, in the end. This is just vile and it’s a lie. Wanna know the real truth about something, look for whatever leads to the $$$$$$$$.

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    12. Couldn't agree more. Instead of preaching that bilingualism is a good thing (which it is) they threaten that they will lose their culture - BS of course but the SRs, YRs and Michel's fall for it like bees to nectar. Was saying that to my friend today when we went shopping - I wish I was totally bilingual, I would have the world by the tail. English people are proud to be bilingual while a lot of French seem to be brainwashed that it's to their detriment. Silly, silly people. When I was working, I couldn't even be promoted to at least 80% of the positions in the public service because I hadn't mastered French. Don't think I didn't regret learning it in my younger years but did ensure my kids are bilingual. All my French friends wanted to learn English so they spoke to me in English. Looking back I wish I would have insisted they speak to me in French because in the end I was the loser, not them.

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  11. Meanwhile, some good news:

    Léger poll on LPC leadership race

    Turns out there is a God!

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    1. Glad to see you're back 'The Quebec Partition'. I've missed reading your posts. Same goes for "The Cat", he's been MIA for a while now.

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    2. Yes, The Cat and Yannick haven't posted for awhile. Where are you Cat?

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    3. I’m still here. I’ve just been disappointed by the amount of bickering that’s been going on here lately.

      The Editor has made it explicitly clear that he’s more interested in providing a platform for one prolific writer who completely ignores his articles and comes here only to make gratuitous insults on a daily basis than he is in retaining more thoughtful commenters who used to come to his blog to actually provide commentary about his articles.

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    4. Want you to know that I always learn from your posts and always find them interesting. Please keep up the good work - we miss your thoughtful input.

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    5. I've been busy, but I still read the article and the comments. I just have increasingly little to provide these days.

      I was more involved when I still thought I was going to move to Montreal.

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    6. Like I said, I never left. But thanks for the vote of confidence.

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  12. "how badly Montreal is falling behind other cities in Canada. Montreal has now fallen to third place behind Calgary"

    When I first arrived in Mtl, by late-night train, I was stunned to discover that the paltry skyline we cud see was, in fact, the much-vaunted "jewel" of cities. it was the last thing I saw when folding & hitting the road to Toronto via the same train. I still am surprised each year when I visit and see the city.

    I'm not slagging Montreal, but I am slagging the separatists for destroying a once-great (and no longer even remotely great) city.

    You montrealais, I know, delight in coddling ur insecurities in peering down ur noses at the other Canadian cities and disdaining their "culture" (airquotes are yours, not mine), but the fact is Toronto is surprisingly abundant in culture. So was Vancouver. We hear often about Calgary's cultural aspirations and I bet they will achieve them. It's not difficult to envision a Montreal in 100 or even 30 years which lags behind the CTV cities as 4th in culture, and which still boasts 7 skyscrapers.

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    1. Interesting Tall Cities/Urban Habitat link Ed.

      I sound like I'm super down on Mtl today. In fact, in all my ESL classes lately, I've pushed all the students from around the world to take full advantage of Noël and hit Montreal during the break. I've drawn many, many maps and written down many, many neighborhoods and cafe addresses and sights to see. I do dig Montreal a lot, please don't let me leave with any other impression.

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  13. Dude, mocking Ikea Monkey as any part of a corruption scandal is off-limits! Between freedom & equality and Ikea Monkey, I go Ikea Monkey every time. I want one for Noël.

    PS I often wonder how much corruption exists in other provinces underneath a microscope like Quebec now sits under. Perhaps it's the same everywhere.

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    1. It exists elsewhere! Enquête (Radio-Canada) did a reportage on a corruption scandal in Lamont, Alberta.

      Video in French : http://www.tou.tv/enquete/S2012E12

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  14. Listen to CTV News commentary tonight at 6:00 to catch more good news about the PQ.

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  15. I know this gets near-zero support, but I'm tired of Canadians and their endless, pointless navel-gazing. Canada should join the United States of America and stop whining about "getting no attention" from the US and tediously explaining to visitors all the pointless and near-imaginary "differences" between 'Canadians' and Americans. It's about as unlikely to happen as Cutie's partition plan or Michel's antiquated and quaint ideas on nationalism, but it would solve more problems faster than a "new province of Montreal".

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    1. The way things are going here in quebec, we may lose our country and lots of provinces to the US in the future. We won't we alive to see it but the possibility is sure there.

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    2. Depends on ur point of view :-) I'd love to join l'Amérique! A vote in the most vital, best country in the world instead of constant armchair QBing from the (Canadian) sidelines? Sign me up. I'd see it as a win (Altho having a sovereign 51st state can certainly sometimes work to America's advantage, ie. More weight in G-7, Ben Affleck movies about Iran embassy hostages, etc).

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    3. I would never want to be a part of the United States. There was just another mass shooting in Connecticut today and young children were killed this time. Spree killings seem to happen there every few months. The Americans are gun crazy.

      There is also a very high likelihood of going bankrupt or even dying if you get sick and don't have health insurance.

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    4. Ur rite Durham those r all gr8 reasons to join US! Vote for gun control & health coverage u approve of!

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    5. JBG, how much time do you save by spelling rite instead of right, or gr8 instead of great? I`m asking because it takes me 3 times longer to read your posts than it should.

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  16. http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/12/05/philippe-couillard-radical-federalist/
    Perhaps some hope to come?

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    1. No Cutie (or should I say "Cuite"), there is no hope. It is utterly hopeless. This is Quebekistan after all. We Quebec anglos, like farmers in Japanese samurai movies, were made to suffer. These lefty socialist terrorist-loving seppie scum have our backs to the wall. Hell a recent survey showed that Quebec will crumble under its own, self-defeated weight by July 18 fiscal year 2014. What is worse, we have only ourselves to blame. We should have rallied around Howard Galganov when we had the chance. C'est la vie. The seps win, and they'll kill us all in the end, with their Latin-inspired talent for corrruption. Oh well, at least we live in the best province with the best city! The restaurants elsewhere in Canada, my god - one shudders!

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    2. Routine Montreal Anglo ResponderFriday, December 14, 2012 at 1:29:00 PM EST

      +1

      I'll die before I leave this godforsaken hellhole I hate so much!

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    3. Yes we should have fought with Mr. Galganov = hind sight is always 20-20 - except I'll go down fighting by God - I won't make it easy for the separatist pricks - they'll know they had some opposition before we're through with them - I honestly believe that most francophones don't like these divisive measures that the PQunt use to achieve their means to an end and more and more of them will start fighting back also. I have many francophone friends that don't like their tactics either. We have to hope that all this shit will backfire on them in the end and we have to point out the Nazi ways of the PQ. The more publicity these matters get, the better. Don't just sit back and take it - forward the blog to your friends and neighbours and any newspapers that are interested at all - It will work if we keep up the pressure.

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    4. Cutie, "PQunt" is so beneath a person of your breeding!

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    5. "Don't just sit back and take it"

      Oh I much prefer to sit back and take it!

      Canada is almost half-relevant on the world stage; Quebec alone is totally non-relevant. I find Lisée & Patrice totally as amusing as that Molson "Joe Canadian" ad: tacky, kinda sad... but they think its so great and can't have their bubble burst. Of course, there are many Americans (and others) who are the same, but the Canadian poser variety u see in Patrice (or Ed (or the immortal "Our blood drenched Flag" GensDenis) are sort of a special version. It's adorable!

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    6. Phrase for Pauline picked up from other blogger - hateful that she is, I sometimes revert to the title.

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    7. Why, because cunts are hateful? I think cunts are awesome and resplendant! Use it as a euphemism for things you love. Watch ur life change dramatically in only a year!

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  17. Cutie indulge me:

    I see ur tired of a poster telling you to move to a new location.

    I'm not telling u anything, but I am asking, or, would like to ask, why do u stay? I wudn't ask just anyone this, but I'm curious about u in particular, as ur evidently truly fed up and perhaps in a state of turmoil.

    I ditched QC bc of all the bubbled nationalism. I've been told the most outrageously false things (by awesome, sweet people), who insisted straight-faced that QC was "special" or magical or unique, in ways that were totally fake. One example:"Les cerises de la terre... elles poussent seulement au Quebec!". Umm, no, they grow all over Laurentia, in "Canada" and the "US", on which Quebec sits. I heard really naive, uneducated, deluded affirmations all the time, and I cud tell that the ignorant nationalism (probably a product of Michel's much-vaunted public school system) wud drive me nuts. So I left, and discovered cosmopolitan, non-nationalist Toronto, where anyone of any background is a Torontonian whether they were born here or just arrived yesterday. I'm glad I switched cities. You're clearly driven bonkers by nationalists, and ur making no headway and banging ur head on a wall. What's the payoff?

    Now, please understand I ask from curiosity and not from scorn or spite. I get u love ur home and province and want to stay put. I wudnt presume to tell u to move, but hope u might have some time to tell me what u love, what u feel great about, what u treasure, what keeps a hold on ur heart.

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    1. Geez JBG...can you spell normally? It's a pain trying to read your posts.

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  18. FROM ED BROWN
    Why in the name of hell would Canada want to join the United States? Would you want to live under a president like George bush? No Canadian is whining about not getting attention from the U.S.. Where did you ever get such an idea. During the time of Bush, Senator Lindsy Graham of S.Car. wanted the army toprotect the biorder from Canadians entering the USA. Paul Martin answered properly saying, "I doubt you'd find one Canadian that wants to sneak into the U.S.
    Editor, it occurs to me that Girard was put in AMT because Paul Cote is a Federalist first appointed to VIA by Paul Martin. Pauline wants to know what's going on. He will soon have everyone speaking French on the West Island trains. Ed

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    1. I'd love to live under US President's such as Thomas Jefferson, T & F Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, or Barack Obama.

      I'd love to live under US Presidents like Louis LaFontaine or Wilfrid Laurier or Lester Pearson, too. Or Romeo Dallaire or Louise Beaudoin or Nashid Nenshi. Why not give our best and brightest to a bigger and better idea?

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    2. The whole idea is undermined by “I would love to live under a president like Barrack Obama“
      Get a clue.

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    3. He's not as non-partisan, or anti-partisan as I hoped, yet he's certainly living and breathing proof of the continual and dynamic life in the idea of America, in which Barack Obama would have used a colored drinking fountain just 50 years ago - in Ed's lifetime, and probably in other commentersm lifetimes, too. Just a century ago he would have been condemned to a totally different life.

      Like Ronald Reagan, who, like BHO, made some good and some bad decisions, Obama's a living, in-office, symbol of a piece and part of the American ideal.

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  19. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 1:49:00 PM EST

    I get entertained regarding quebekistan's leaders going down for illegal activities. This time another Mayor:
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/mayor-of-st-remi-faces-arrested-in-corruption-probe-charges-include-fraud-183488401.html

    Every indicator of what happens in quebec leads to one sole comparison: Greece.

    Take that cutie003 and SR the typical quebec couple...

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    1. Moi et cutie,c'est pour la vie...Jaloux calgary?

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    2. Oh no! Not the mayor of a town that I didn't even know existed! What a powerful figure!

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  20. Ah well - JBG - this has been my home for 60 years so I'm no spring chicken to be off to a new place to start over. Same community for the same number of years with family and friends very close by. Close to park where I can take two large dogs (retrievers) for their exercise and play. Even if I sold my home, it would be very, very difficult to find a place in Ontario where I would have the same amenities and I would not have anyone close to me. A very large lottery, of course, would solve the problem and I could bring my family and friends with me to a new area to start over but alone it would be very lonely, I would think. That's pretty much it in a nutshell - I'm sure there are a lot of people like myself in the same circumstances whereby you have to make a choice between living close to friends and family or starting over by yourself. Choice is pretty clear I guess. Don't bother responding seppies.

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    1. Retrivers are some of my favorite dogs! I know a chocolate retriver beauty named Thor and a gorgeous blond named Molly (named BEFORE the popular party drug exploded I shud clarify!)
      60s not that old Cutie, u sound active. Focus on ur friends and fammily and your beautiful dogs and no seppie can ever bother u. Ur side won; Quebec's still in Canada. Ur determined to maintain urself as part of that QC, too. Act like a winner, babe. Be generous and indulgent; that's the kind of winner that losers eventually come to live with and like.

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    2. One 123 lb golden and one 93 lb yellow lab (inherited son's dog cause girlfriend was not being nice to him - couldn't leave him there). Must admit things would be different if I did not love my dogs and could give them away but there it is.

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  21. LOL!

    I just looked up Howard Galganov on google

    As if this "angry white partisan right-winge boor" could lead a movement in Montréal!!!

    Please! I'm sick, it hurts when I laugh!

    While we're at it, let's send a "bitter white partisan left-winger boor" like Jeneane Garafolo to lead a revolution in Texas. They'llb listen to what she has to say! I just know it!

    Quote: "IDIOT LEFTIST!" (his caps)

    Imagine a radio shock jock yelling about the "IDIOT RIGHT-WING!" winning over an electorate. Most people are like me, normal. We think ____-wingers are, well, kinda embarrassing.

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  22. It may be the influenza meds but this Howard Galganov thing busts me up
    The Canadian Rush Limbaugh. That's exactly and in a nutshell how America matters and Canada tut-tuts from the bleachers. "The Canadian Rush Limbaugh" with no name, no pull, no nothing, and at every moment, imitating America.

    He's almost as big a monkey as I am for Petunia's sake.

    What drugs is Mr Sauga on to imagine this guy could hold a torch for any piece of Montreal??? And where does he buy them, and for how much...?

    In all irony: Hey, maybe Paul Krugman could win over the trust and energy and hearts and minds of enough conservatives he's personally insulted and tried to shame with inflamatory comments to lead an animal rights coalition to enact serious change and transformation!

    No Moses this Galgonov. No Spartacus. Not even a real Rush Limbaugh, just an imitator.

    Hey, nor am I, but let's not tear our hair out in anger that More Montreal Anglos didn't get behind me...

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    1. At least Galganov is doing something.

      Galganov doesn't just talk the talk; he walks the walk...AND he puts his money where his mouth is.

      Some may find his personae crass and in-your-face but he stands up for what he believes and doesn't mince words.

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    2. Yes, he does fight back. We don't have to be like him but we could pick up some of the good habits and fight when we can.

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    3. "Some may find his personae crass and in-your-face but he stands up for what he believes and doesn't mince words."

      Cette définition me rappelle un certain Pierre Falardeau.

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    4. I've actually spoken with Howard and he's not a wing nut. Honestly Jason, if you don't know what you're talking about - abstain. Howard achieved things in his life and chose to ditch a society that rewarded his hard work and accomplishments with a back-handed slap.

      Cutie and the others are right to stand by him. Far too often, the out-spoken are recognized after the fact.

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    5. We have way too many that will not speak out and that's why we're in this mess. People have to start standing up for their rights and freedoms as Canadians. We are accused of being too nice and I can see now why that is our reputation. If we are ever going to fight for what's right, we have to start here and now. We waited too long as it is - don't let this opportunity pass us by. Mr. Sauga and Ed are on the right track - me too I hope - Start fighting back again these anglo hating bigots or our province is doomed.

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    6. JBG: Re drugs: The only drugs I ingest are those prescribed by my physician plus a pain killer here and there as occasionally my joints act up. None of my medications are narcotic.

      Tony K: Any discussions re Howard Galganov now have to be in the past tense. The man is very much alive, but in his blog, he speaks very little of Quebec anymore as he prefers to write diatribes about Barak Obama. This is because, first of all, he feels Americans use the social media more effectively and put it into action better than Canadians. Secondly, and even more importantly, the Americans donate much more to his blog than Canadians do. H.G., like me, has reached his point of indifference re Quebec, much like I have. Neither he nor I any longer give a tinker's damn whether Quebec separates or not; in fact, we both want it, and Howard has written me directly stating that as I occasionally comment on certain editorials he places in his blog.

      Cutie: I finally responded to Ed Brown above re the laugh I gave him late one night. The more passive the minority population in Quebec remains, the more the PQ and the other Quebec political parties for that matter will test the limits.

      H.G. left, I left and so did several hundreds of thousands of the minority population. The battle is now yours, so fight or leave. As [the last leader of the Reform Party] Keith Henderson stated on the 60 Minutes segment back in 1998, people leave because they have real lives to lead, a living to earn and don't want to be bothered and bogged down by fights over language, so they leave.

      Sadly, it looks as if the fight from the RoC Editor was crying for is now in vain and has passed you by because of decades and decades of complacency. As I wrote above, the fight is now yours. I'm doing what I can by writing the FPA and American shows like Dateline NBC, 20/20, etc., but the rest of you are going to have to get the American media involved to have a real chance of getting Quebec to do something. Get busy, fellow readers who remain in Quebec! It's do or die now!

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    7. All I can do is the best I can Mr. Sauga - Hope others will get off their asses and fight back but, as you know, it's easier to sit and complain than fight back (like "complicated" who offers no solutions except changing provincial governments which will do nothing for the restoration of our freedom). At least I can put my head on the pillow at night and know I tried to do something.

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    8. Mr. Sauga,

      I agree that Howard's main emphasis over the past year has been Obama who he sees as a complete disaster. But Howard has also just come off that bilingual signs case that the Supreme Court of Canada rejected, that is, they refused to hear it. Howard is going to have a lot to say about that.

      I personally think it is incredible that he took the time, effort, and money to fight what is a losing but such a necessary battle. And he will get little appreciation because of it.

      The Supreme Court of Canada is a blotch on the whole concept of individual rights. Their 1988 Ford decision -- which is responsible for both the silly law that Howard fought against AND the Court's refusal to hear his case -- is an example of politically-correct bullshit that both attempted to appease Quebec nationalism and a decision not to follow the rule of law. The Ford case, as far as I'm concerned represents one of the nails in the coffin of the nation of Canada. Another huge nail is their Gosselin (Tutor) decision of 2005 in which the Court effectively institutionalized and sanctioned segregation for Canada.

      The country owes a debt of gratitude to Howard, one he'll never receive. Indeed, he'll instead get snickers and put-downs.

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    9. Tony: No, H.G. this anti-Obama obsession has been going on into its fifth year now. He was bashing the O man since he was campaigning his first time around. Don't get me wrong, I applaud his efforts, but what is the most disappointing chapter of it all is that the English media is just as big a detractor as the French media is.

      This is the raison d'être (please pardon the pun) I left. Long before H.G. got into political activism, I could see my parents, the leading generation when this all started, were going to do nothing. They bitched a lot, they said we should stay and fight, but nobody did so I figured very quickly that with little resistance, the government was going to push the envelope, and sure enough, that's exactly what started to happen and now it's getting worse than ever. It took longer than I thought it would to reach this point, but it has, and heaven knows how much more they'll push the envelope, and I encourage our truly loyal and constructive contributors to this blog write favourably and positively to Howard's blog for his efforts.

      Too, Tony, you're absolutely right that H.G. sacrificed a lot of time, energy and resources into this project, and he'll never get any thanks for it. I'm hoping he'll keep his promise and post his response to the Supreme Court mighty soon. I was hoping he would have posted it this weekend, but he got preoccupied with the Newtown massacre, so we'll just have to be patient. Unfortunately, he turned this horrible incident into an anti-leftist diatribe which nauseates me to no end, I'm hoping he will write about the promised response shortly.

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  23. Cher Resident Evil;

    Desolé que j'ai raté a te répondre a propos de ma force/faiblesse en francais. Merci de m'avoir flatté ainsi; tres gentil a toi.

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    1. Mon plaisir...but please lay off Galganov until you have a better understanding of his intentions.

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    2. Ne t'en fait pas, je comprend ses intentions bien assez, mais ses moyens - mon Dieu!

      People who hate on the "left" or "right" are just haters. Haterz haterz haterz. And haterz gotta hate. I dig it. I'm hip to it. It's in all of us in a measure.

      I'm sure Howard G's an ok dude and I'm also sure he wants the best.

      He is a hater and a divider. I just think itz funny Mister Sauga believes this guy was "the only hope" when he's clearly a volatile jerk who hates, oh, about half of the world and has no respect for the views of others. Doesn't matter if he's left or right, he's a part of the problem, not the solution.

      Wud Mr Sauga be sining his praises if Galganov ranted & raved about "TYPICAL RIGHT WING IDIOTS"? Dear Reader, Mr Sauga wud not.

      Which is why Galganov is such a funny idea to push. "Oh if only you'd all supported him when u had the chance, morons!" Galganov never had a chance. One google search, first 3hits, shows that clearly.

      I'm sure he's a nice guy. So am I. Understanding my intentions doesn't turn me into an autmatic civic leader.

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  24. FROM ED BROWN
    JBG What Howard galganov does is not for himself, he is fighting for all of us. If we litened to him instead of fiercely opinionated do nothings like you we'd be better off.
    Ah yes, 'The American Ideal' Right the Americans rebelled because they didn't like the idea of one man having all the say.(George III) so they set up a system that gives one man the (the president)
    say in everything. No one could do anything about Bush's madness because he had complete control.
    As a long distance driver of three and a half million miles most of it stateside, I've spent a lot of time in the U.S. and they are a bunch of gun toting cowboys. They are even discussing a free gun for every college student so everyone can shoot back when a gun owner goers berserk and starts shooting people. Imagine 200 guns would really kill the perp and a dozen others of course.
    I would not want to live amongst people that would vote George Bush a second term. Ed

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    1. Ed Brown writes:

      "Americans rebelled because they didn't like the idea of one man having all the say.(George III) so they set up a system that gives one man the (the president)say in everything. No one could do anything about Bush's madness because he had complete control."

      The American system was set up so that one man will NOT have "all the say" and that, instead, a system of "checks and balances" is in place. The current debate over the so-called fiscal cliff is an example that it is the OPPOSITE of what you claim, Ed.

      Despite winning the election, Obama is hard-pressed to impose his desire to raise the top income tax bracket of 35% to 39.6%. Why? Because the House of Representatives, at the same time as Obama was voted in, got a majority of Republican Congressmen and they are apparently opposed to this. So there is debate and a give-and-take over the issue. It is NOT clear which side will prevail; if it were as you stated, Ed, the president would have already gotten his way.

      As for Bush's madness, do I assume correctly that you are referring to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? If so, Bush did not go to war in Iraq without first getting a resolution passed by Congress and -- without looking it up on Wikipedia -- I believe almost all Democrats in both Houses voted in the affirmative...AND all senators and congressmen had access to the same intelligence as Bush had. Even Senator Kerry, who had voted against going to war against Iraq in the first gulf war under Bush 41 -- voted for it this time around.

      And as for Afghanistan, well, that was a no-brainer. Even Obama was for it and he himself ran on continuing the war (actually escalating it) when he ran in '08.

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    2. FROM ED BROWN
      Tony - Afiganistan was a legitimate war, our brethern to the south had been attacked and so Canadians troops were after the Taliban a few days before the U.S. artrived. When Bush pulled all the Americans out to start the Iraq war he didit nhis own. He obtained agreement from Congress fraudently. After that he was in full control. The power of the presidency is so overwhelming no one wants to oppose it. Sorry Tony, it only came out tyears later that the info wasfraudulent and the FBI said Bush knew this. Bush wanted to be able tosay that he had been a war time president. He
      thought he could do it in a few weeks like Reagan did in Greneda but his handling of the troops was so inept he turned it into something that would have made Custer look good by comparison. Donald Rumsfeld took orders from Bush who did everything wrong. One man too much power. Obama goes by the laws, there is a difference. Ed

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    3. Ed writes:

      "Obama goes by the laws, there is a difference."

      Which law was Obama going by when he murdered those American citizens by drones? I'm not passing judgement on whether this was a good or bad thing, but virtually everyone agrees that it was done outside the law and that Obama acted as judge, jury, and executioner.

      Killing Bin Laden, a non-citizen was one thing; killing U.S. citizens something entirely different.

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  25. I'd rather live in an independent Quebec than the United States, and I'm not just saying that.

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    1. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 8:28:00 PM EST

      As an anglo you are highly likely to end up in a gulag up in Nunavik (arctic quebekistan) where OLFQ henchmen will force feed you french at -40 celcius.
      Beats the USA, for you?

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  26. To everyone,

    For all of you on Twitter, can you please contribute to the #gunban thread.

    Though we don't have this problem going on in Canada, I feel we need to show a little
    solidarity in this way.

    S.R, I kno wyou're not keen on Americans, but no one deserves to receive the phone call those poor parents got today, so how about lending a hand on that one.

    To all seppies - this is one of the reasons Canada is a very good place to be indeed.

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  27. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 8:33:00 PM EST

    BTW, Empree pauline the First was in NYC peddling quebekistan's mediocre business environment and subpar opportunities with a.... french only website!!!!!
    Don't believe me?
    Here:http://www2.gouv.qc.ca/entreprises/portail/quebec/investir?lang=en&x=investir&e=2807935111
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    Then they feature a section called "Why Invest in Quebec?": "Thanks to its performance, Québec figures among the world’s economic leaders and compares favourably with the biggest member states of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development."

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 8:34:00 PM EST

      Empress Pauline...

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    2. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 8:39:00 PM EST

      More PQ lies and misinformation:
      The "Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development" or OECD includes countries such as Afghanistan, Botswana, Mongolia, Tunisia or Zambia. Therefore, Quebekistan must be "comparing favourably". Is this what quebec aspires to become?
      oecd.org

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    3. @ UN GARS PAS SI SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARY MAIS QUI VIT VIRTUELLEMENT AU QUÉBEC PARCE QUE C'EST PLATE EN CRISS EN ALBERTA.

      Les anglophones les plus cultivés n'ont aucun problème avec les sites francophones.

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    4. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 9:05:00 PM EST

      Bin non le cave, il est 7pm ici a Calgary avec vu sur les rocheuses.
      Je viens de recevoir mon boni de noel ($10 000). Pi la je suis dans ma cuisine a cuisiner et attendre des amis quebecois expats et des anglos pour souper:)
      Je passe 1% du temps que toi tu passes ici mon bseux SR syndicalo-marxiste.
      T'as pas juste l'air frustre a peu pres!!!!!
      En passant ton PQ c'est des amateurs! Attirez de la business des amerloques pi des anglos avec un site web en francais!!!!!

      "Les anglophones les plus cultivés n'ont aucun problème avec les sites francophones."
      Ca prend juste un quebekistanais ignorant pour affirmer une telle fantaisie.
      En passant, ta culture de Q a la paul Picher pi a celle de Bob Gratton est subventione par le federal!!!!!

      P.S. Tous mes amis ici a Calgary qui se sont exiles du bien petit quebec n'y retourneront jamais. Pu le gout de voir des caves comme toi, SR. Ca fait pitie.

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    5. "...il est 7pm ici a Calgary avec vu sur les rocheuses"

      Wow,presque pas déprimant,combien d'heures par jour?

      "...Pi la je suis dans ma cuisine a cuisiner..."

      Bravo,c'est fait pour ça...

      Vraiment tordant ces mangeurs de Donuts.

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    6. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 9:36:00 PM EST

      C'est ca un vrai quebekistanais, mon BSeux SR. T'es un jaloux pi t'essaies de ridiculiser les gens qui sont productifs dans notre societe.
      Au moins, s'il te reste un rien de dignite regardes autour de toi, regardes ta province de cul, identique a la Grece.
      Vraiment tordants ces mangeurs de poutine et de roteux.
      P.S. Mon roti que je prepare, tu n'en a pas les moyens, ti-coune...

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    7. Garde moi un peu de Grèce de rôti :)

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    8. "Boni de Noel" smells a little like corruption.

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    9. Dave Santi

      +1

      Merci A.D Minh pour le lien:

      http://www.tou.tv/enquete/S2012E12

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  28. The lack of skycrapers is probably indicative of the economic situation in Montreal compared with the rest of Canada's major cities. Montreal's skyline sure looks nicer than Toronto's, though, in my opinion. Toronto's skyscraper boom happened too late and Toronto has too many of those cheaply built, cookie-cutter glass and steel condos swallowing up most of the landmarks. Montreal's skyline may be smaller, but it has more character.

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    1. Sorry for pointing out the obvious. I typed the first sentence last and tried to fit it in with the rest of my comment.

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    2. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 9:13:00 PM EST

      Toronto does not matter much any longer. Montreal has zero edge to attract businesses. Totally stupid and childish of the PQ government to invite anglo-saxon business interests to establish themselves in quebekistan with a french website!!! Pure discredit IMHO.
      As far as skycrapers go, check your facts, dummies; Montreal cannot have skycrapers taller than Mount Royal:
      http://www.imtl.org/montreal/template.php?TYPE=1

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  29. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, December 14, 2012 at 10:13:00 PM EST

    Now taking apero with some friends here in Calgary and we just stumbled on Quebec's economic outlook for 2013. Quebec will still be assessed as both a net recipient from ROC and a small player. Among some major points:
    "With some of Quebec’s political leadership in apparent denial about the coming economic reality..."
    "Quebec faces a hard economic road ahead"
    "many Quebecers appear to have no idea what is about to hit them."
    "private investors are having second thoughts about investing in the Quebec economy."
    "The natural population growth rate will become negative around 2023 despite improvements in health."

    Bottom line: "Quebecers should prepare themselves to pay higher taxes in future to maintain these services, or expect an erosion in service quality"

    Here: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/economics/hot_eco_topics/default/12-09-06/quebec_s_economic_future_a_hard_road_ahead.aspx

    http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/app/DocRepository/1/eng/oca/pdf/3%20-%20Pr%C3%A9sentatio%20M-C_Bernard_RRQ_e04MAR10.pdf

    I raise a toast to quebekistan's future!!!!!!
    From beautiful Calgary.

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    1. Why are you on the computer looking up stats and commenting on NDOA when you have dinner guests?

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    2. Probablement parce qu'il est très impoli et mal éduqué.Parfois les téléphones sont plus intelligents que leur propriétaire.

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  30. Editor, I've never commented before, but the effing IKEA monkey is a priceless meme.
    Consider this my coming out party!

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  31. " I would not want to live amongst people that would vote George Bush a second term"

    Spoken like a true separatist! S.R. and M.P. will chime in any second to say, "Moe, suis d'accord, je ne voudrait jamais vivre parmi les gens qui ont fait élu Stephen Harper".

    You're the same.

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  32. FYI, dear readers and contributors, for those of you who may not be aware, Pauline Marois yesterday addressed the Foreign Policy Association

    (FPA) in New York plugging separatism. I imagine she left out mentioning the endless array of regulations and regulatory land mines Quebec businesses face. I especially disclosed the costly, time-consuming bureaucracy involved with Francization and how their children would have to attend French school unless they could strongly prove their relocation to Quebec would be temporary (i.e., less than 3 years).

    I also mentioned how corporations and businesses in general MUST communicate in French and French only with the Quebec government. Most tax information must be filed in French, except any reporting under federal jurisdiction. Too, Quebec has the most stringent pro-labour laws on the continent with no replacement workers allowed during strikes, even where management wants to step in to cover work normally done by rank and file workers.

    Finally, I sent some hyperlinks to substantiate what I wrote, including the one to this very blog explaining it is well substantiated with hyperlinks of its own I also attached the 60 Minutes item in 1998 from YouTube, parts one and two, and an article from the Toronto Star dated February 10, 1998 where callers to a former French language radio show hosted by one-time Quebec government cabinet minister Jean Cournoyer spewed anti-Semitic vitriol because the 60 Minutes segment featured Morley Safer and Mordechai Richler, both Jewish. Howard Galganov, often labelled the «anglo-juif» in the French language media, was also seen in the segment, but his name was not mentioned. I sent that Toronto Star article to the Editor as an attachment hoping he'd post it, but he hasn't yet.

    In any case, followers, since publicity in the U.S. is one of the best ways to embarrass Quebec for its impudent xenophobic behaviour here is the hyperlink to contact the FPA directly. Please address them, even if there is repetition.

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    1. Sorry, the above hyperlink didn't work. Here is the contact information

      FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION
      470 PARK AVENUE SOUTH
      NEW YORK, NY 10016

      P: (212) 481 8100
      F: (212) 481 9275
      E: INFO@FPA.ORG <--- e-mail address

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    2. Marois should be very mindful, she is speaking English, hanging out in New York, and Lord knows what else in English. You know that`s how it starts, a little English here, a little English there and the next thing you know she will lose her language, her culture and become assimilated into the sea of English. The seppies should make sure she stays here, stops learning English and stops frequenting English people. You know, like she expects them to do...typical Do as I say, Not as I do.

      I wonder if she speaks French while she is having private conversations with her posse? How would she feel if someone threw eggs at her because she dared speak anything but the local language in a foreign country. But then again, any decent society would not be so petty.

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    3. Please Laurie - God we don't want her assimilated into our "normal" society - lol

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    4. I totally agree, however you know what they say, keep you close and your enemies even closer!

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    5. Wow, trying to type and have a conversation at the same time is not a good idea. Sorry about the big typo, I meant keep your friends close and your enemies closer and yes, the thought is repulsive to say the least!

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  33. FROM ED BROWN
    JBG you suggest to Cutie that if she doesn't like Quebec, she should move. If you love the U.S.so much why aren't you living there.
    DURHAM You're right the U.S.is too gun crazy. They use the constitution to show that they have the right to own guns. the constitution gave the people the right to bear arms because George III had said the colonists are not allowed to bear arms. The constitution meant they should have weapons to fight against english troops not each other. Now thyere are three guns for every householdin the States. Ed

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  34. Mais oui, move out of Quebec you English. Quebec is wonderful, you can do anything you want without consequences if you're pure lain Quebecois in la belle province, I mean it's practically like getting away with murder!

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    1. "...you can do anything you want without consequences if you're"...Rich

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    2. Ed your unfortunate recent anti-French comments reveal a less-than-open-minded attitude towards others. So I get that u can't or don't understand I haven't actually suggested Cutie move.

      I don't have a green card, but I do sort of live in America: no taxes, no vote, it's a lot like Puerto Rico.

      The US has a problem w/gun violence that I can easily picture it growing out of.

      The idea of Ed in the home city of Canada's worst school massacre chiding the "damn Yankees" for their gun violence problem is quintessential "Canadian"! Tsk-tsking from the bleachers with no dog in the fight.

      Psst, the USA could really use 30million Canadians in its electorate. But, like Michel Patrice, you prefer to de-align urself from the bigger picture & game to mindlessly point out totally imaginary "differences". Further into irelevancy.

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  35. Thank you very much Mr. Sauga - I too shall forward some information when the time is more appropriate. I think right now they are more than pressed about the horrible shooting.

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  36. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, December 15, 2012 at 9:42:00 AM EST

    All right.
    Heading back to work soon (we Albertans are busy folks!) and just read this with breakfast:
    "Les Québécois en faveur du pétrole Albertain"
    Know why? It seems that quebekistan is too stupid to create their own jobs and still need to leech on Alberta: " la création de nouveaux emplois dans le secteur pétrochimique à Montréal et à Québec".
    Here:http://affaires.lapresse.ca/economie/energie-et-ressources/201212/14/01-4604052-les-quebecois-en-faveur-du-petrole-albertain.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_BO4_la_2343_accueil_POS1

    quebekistan is really a third world country that DEPENDS on outside factors for survival. Sounds like Haiti!!!

    God loves Alberta!

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    1. Votre environnement est déjà détruit,le mal est déjà fait,pourquoi suivre votre exemple?

      En passant,un truc pour ton prochain lien-paragraphe : http://tinyurl.com/

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    2. UN GARS VRAIMENT BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:38:00 PM EST

      Le petit quebec est deja detruit economiquement. Pour sur, aucun pays/province ne suit l'exemple tare du quebec social-democrate qui a detruit les generations futures du quebec....
      pi ca s'en vient vite. T'as pas de lecons a donner a personne, le frais chie.
      Pi a part ca si t'hais l'alberta tant que ca - sans jamais y avoir mis un pied - pi le petrole sale, bin tu fais partis du 21% de quebecois qui preferent avoir leur petrole provenant d'une dictature ET en passant tu es un hypocrite car tu empoches le cheque de la perequation annuel provenant (surprise!) de tes sables bitumineux tout a la fois decriant ce petrole sale.
      Tu n'es qu'une pute, SR. Si t'avais 5 cents de dignite tu retournerai cet argent.... mais des etres petits comme toi ne le feront pas.

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    3. Un environnement sain est vital pour l'être humain,plus que l'argent...Moron.

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    4. En passant,on t'a reconnu Harvey Dent ;)

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    1. I just listened to that CBC radio show too. One of the things the editors mentioned was that they were surprised to discover this feeling that anglos have of being a “minority in a minority”, which they were unaware of, assuming anglos here felt like part of the majority. They used to feel angry about being served in English in Montreal but after having lived and travelled outside Quebec and moving to NDG, they now feel much more sympathetic and have more in common than they thought, understanding that anglos in Quebec feel much the same as francos in Canada. Fortunately, this is far more typical of Quebec francos I know than that certain sadsack you mentioned.

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      Urbania Magazine, a French-language arts publication, just published a special issue all about Quebec’s anglophone culture. A very interesting interview with the editors about the issue was discussed on today’s CBC Radio 1’s show “Cinq à Six” but the podcast won’t be available online for a week or two yet (at http://www.cbc.ca/cinqasix/archives/).

      Unlike a certain embittered, hate-filled sadsack we are all acquainted with, the sovereignist-friendly editors are genuinely interested in building bridges between the communities.

      Have a look at it here:

      http://urbania.ca/canaux/magazines/3575/special-anglos

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    3. Maybe because there was a link at the bottom?

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  38. FROM ED BROWN
    JGB Don'tlook for an answer from me,Ihave no more time for guys like you and UNE GAR who trash our country and attackothers who post, looking for an argument. Immature people who use the word Quebecistan are doing it to be annoyiing so I won't even read your posts. If posters can't cme ouit with something informative don't post crap. Trying to manipulate conversation is the mark of low intelligence who has nothing useful to say. Ed

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    1. I'm probably the least politically learned commenter on this blog, but I don't think it shows to the same extent as those two.

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  39. S.R. is no longer the most annoying commenter on this blog.

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    1. I vote complicated as the most irritating. At least we know where the others stand, complicated is...well...complicated! I agree with him one minute and want to kick him in the ass the next. He is very frustrating. Calgary Guy`s posts can be pretty raw and harsh but it`s good for certain people to hear the truth coming from one of their own.

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    2. Agreed but I only joined the blog around election time. Now I'm just fed up with complicated. UN GARS usually just talks to SR but when he talks to the feds he too is very disrespectful to those of us that are talking about ways to get out of this never ending mess the province is in. How he talks to SR doesn't bother me in the least.

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    3. Yes, I feel the same way. Most of us have deep roots here, family, friends and/or businesses that can`t just be packed up and moved away.

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    4. For sure Laurie - to be driven from our homes by these language bigots (bigots, period, because if it was not language it would be colour, religion, etc.) is unjustified and causing hardship where none should exist. Very frustrating for all of us and our extended families. Hateful, miserable lot that have no place in a civilized society and we have to find a way to get rid of them before they destroy all of us.

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  40. Hilarious story about "national pride" in Philippines.

    Part 1
    "The call to declare popular Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber “persona non grata” in the Philippines has started to gain more support from Filipino congressmen who are now passing a House of Representatives resolution supporting the ban."

    "A loyal fan of American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, who is also a Pacquiao critic, Bieber posted three pictures on his Instagram account which ridiculed Pacquiao as the Filipino ring idol lay motionless after being hit by a surprise but wicked blow from Marquez in their fourth fight last Sunday."

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    1. Part 2

      "The first photo (which had a hashtag: “No Competition”), Mayweather is shown knocking down Marquez in their 2009 fight, hinting that Mayweather is superior over Pacquiao.

      In the second photo, Pacquiao’s knocked-out figure was shown wherein a photo of Michael Jackson and two backup dancers were shown diagonally juxtaposed doing a gravity-defying dance move with a caption “Pacquiao doing the lean with MJ… Classic moment.”

      The third photo showed a baby Simba (lead character in the Disney film, The Lion King) with Pacquiao’s knocked-out shot on the canvas. It was captioned: “Dad wake up.”"

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    2. Part 3

      "Led by YACAP Party-list Rep. Carol Jane Lopez, the congressmen decried Bieber’s series of Instagram posts that mocked Filipino boxing idol. “Banning him will show how seriously we take our national pride,” Lopez said. Lopez, a close friend of Pacquiao, was joined by the boxer’s other Lower House colleagues.

      “It’s a matter of national pride. It doesn’t matter if it is someone as big as Justin Bieber or just another foreign national making degrading or insulting comments about a Filipino citizen,” stated Lopez.

      Lawmakers said just like all Filipinos and fans around the world, they have already accepted the defeat of Pacquiao but to be mocked and insulted through social media by Bieber should be dealt with accordingly."

      http://republikangpinoy.blogspot.ca/2012/12/lawmakers-back-pacquiao-over-bieber.html

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    3. FROM ED BROWN
      justin Bieber seems to have a darkness in his character which he needs to get under control. Someday he might say the wrong thing and end his career. On Jay Leno show he made a few statements which made my blood boil. Onewas that he had ben refused entrance to a high class club when he was underage. He said, "So I bought the place turned it into a Chuckie Cheese and fired him." he needs to be more careful with his bragging. Arthur Godfrey wasthe biggest thing in entertainment and especially TV. When he fired singer Julius LaRosa on the air it ended his career. Several things I've read about Justin say he is mean spirited.His fame has definitely gone to his head. Watching
      Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye last night makes me think what a difference. The old entertainers respected the good luck they had and never showed off in public. I met Jimmy Cagney at his farm in northern New York state and he invited our whole family in for lemonade and coffee. We talked mostly about sports. He never mentioned his career and neither did we. Ed

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    4. Bing Crosby the drunken child beater, u mean?

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    5. Haha --good one Justin. Its funny how the old timers always wax poetic about how wonderful everything was in the past. A lot of sins were well hidden back then. Just like the common myth about how wonderful life was for francophones too from an anglophone perspective..

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    6. OMG - For Christ's sake give it up complicated - I've apologized to everything and everyone dead or alive for all mistakes made in the past. We're sick of rehashing all the same old shit. It's over and done - gone - past - here and now! Damn - stop repeating all the same old stuff over and over and over and over. First time I've said it but move the hell out!

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    7. "...stop repeating all the same old stuff over and over..."

      Vous devriez peut-être vous regarder dans un miroir.

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    8. Oh worth repeating is the fact that we are going to partition this damn place one way or another - not repeating history, creating history.

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    9. Arrêtez de le répéter et faites-le!

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    10. Voici le lien pour la bande d'abrutis frustrés:

      https://www.facebook.com/NewProvinceOfMontrealLaNouvelleProvinceDeMontreal

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    11. Cutie - I only bring it up because people like Ed are always making comments about how wonderful it was in the past..of course from an anglophone perspective. When these posts stop I will stop commenting about the not so perfect time via the francophone perspective..

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  41. FRROM ED BROWN
    EDM when you talk about high buildings in Montreal, I'm reminded that when the Sun Life was the tallest
    I could see the cross on Mt.Royal from my veranda on woodland in Verdun. Posts don't need to be political
    your post was right on.

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  42. Is this supposed to be a revelation that Montreal has few skyscrapers?? Nobody noticed this over the past 20 years..maybe people dont travel much on this forum. We all know Montreals economy has been chronically underperforming every other city in Canada for the past 35 years..the skyscraper count is just another confirmation on this. Its pretty clear to me that we have just past the top of the real estate bubble here in Montreal..never seen so many buidlings being built in the last 11 years..thats a good sign of a top. When people are very confident and building like crazy its all downhill from here.
    A year from now everyone will be moaning and groaning on how horrible the real estate market is. All these idiot speculators building condos all over Montreal will be shaking intheir boots..some of them bankrupt..people will be whining at the government to do something about this. Unemployment will be rising.. Marois will be blaming Ottawa for the economic malaise and telling everyone how much better things would be if Quebec was a seperate country. The anglos will be even more depressed than they are now and wondering why they didnt sell their houses 2 years earlier. There might finally be a more serious consideration of the CAQ as many people will be sick and tired of the screwups from the PQ and wont have the appetite to re-elect the corrupt Liberals..

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  43. complicated, why you are so obsessed with these things? Please stop repeating these B.S. Today Anglos have nothing to do with these things. And frankly in the past it was not totally Anglos faults. It was the mindset of French people that failed them. Look at the French speaking countries and regions: French vs Germany, French Swiss vs German Swiss, Quebec vs ROC, French Belgium vs Dutch Belgium, French colonies vs UK colonies, you name it... They are all under dogs for no reasons? Winner takes all, losers eat sh!t, plain and simple! Sorry, I am fed up with these B.S.

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  44. Sorry, above comment replies to complincated's previous comment about the sins of Anglos.

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    1. Bel exemple de complexe de supériorité et de mépris typiquement anglosaxon.

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    2. En passant,c'est la France et l'Allemagne qui soutiennent l'Europe actuellement.

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    3. It is mostly Germany that is supporting Europe these days.

      The French don't seem to get along with anyone, no matter where they happen to be living in the world.

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    4. Pas de sapin de Noël pour cause de rabbin

      En savoir plus sur http://www.atlantico.fr/pepitesvideo/sapins-noel-aeroport-seattle-enleves-suite-plainte-rabbin-etats-unis-juifs-menorah-252792.html#f5cKqsFVwxOcvm8D.99

      Et les musulmans :Place Alexis Nihon : l’agression de Noë

      http://leglobe.ca/blog/2012/12/place-alexis-nihon-lagression-de-noel/

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    5. Voici le bon lien:

      PLACE ALEXIS NIHON CÈDE AUX ISLAMISTES

      http://www.lametropole.com/blog/daniel-rolland/place-alexis-nihon-c%C3%A8de-aux-islamistes

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  45. FROM ED BROWN
    Bing Crosby was a good Father whose son Gary was a spoiled brat. He later admitted it to Johnny Carson. He apologized for the book about his Father. Crosby with Bob Hope werew a buig part of the USO which kept our
    troops entertaines right at the front lines. At one point they were discovered in a cafe on the German side of the lines. A Nazi Captain drove them back to the Allied side. Crosby never had a scandal in his life and was loved for half a century. To compare him to Justin Bieber is as ridiculous as comparies a TV dinner to a feast. Ed

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  46. FROM ED BROWN
    Anonymous, There was also Vietnam. The French called it French Indo China. For 25 yrs. they tried to assimilate the Vietnamese. In Africa they formed the French foreign Legion which they used mainly to exile unwanteds. French Guiana was another loss to them. On this island they set up another penal colony to dump
    those who disagreed with them. The French justice was a disgrace after they slaughtered the King and Queen the following years were known as the reign of terror. The jailing of Captain Dreyfus (J'accuse) was a plot by the government to cover their dishonesty. Henri Chariere (Papillon) speaks volumes about the justice department and today we have seen it here in Quebec with a favoured few getting away with murder while innocents do time. Ed

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    1. I love how you point out all the sins of France and its colonies yet nary a word about England its similar treatment of its many colonies. You are such a complete hypocrite at times..you are too obvious..typical old anglophone who thinks that the english were saints and the french were the opposite. And you are defending Bing Crosby..sounds like just a swell father..
      http://pillsworld.blogspot.ca/2009/06/crosby-sons-suicide.html
      He was english so he must have been perfect right Ed..

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  47. FROM ED BROWN
    Sorry about the typos. My keyboard is giving me hell, I jhave to get a new one. Ed

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  48. FROM ED BROWN
    EDM don't bother answering Complicated. He does these things to annoy. He is a worse troll that SR. I don't bother to read the post when I see it's from him. Cutie you too, if you don't read it you won't be tempted to lt his annoyance anger you. I also won't bother with the one who calls himself beiber. Ed

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