Sunday, February 3, 2013

Equality Party 2.0 Selects Interim Leader

As I mentioned a while back, The Equality party is in the process of re-forming, now going through the necessary steps to become certified with the Directeur général des élections  du Québec (DEG), a process that gives official standing and allows the party to run candidates in the next provincial election.
It seems that in the eyes of the election commissioner the old Equality Party has lapsed and cannot be resurrected.

And so the whole process of creating a political party must start from scratch, including collecting memberships, filling out forms, providing a deposit, etc. etc.

Until the time that the party is official, posts will be filled on an interim basis, pending a general membership vote.

This last weekend, the interim committee selected Mark S. Bergeron as the interim leader and if you are not familiar with the name, let me refresh your memory.

"A Quebec couple has lodged a complaint with the province’s ambulance service after they say a paramedic refused to speak to them in English as their daughter suffered a seizure.
Last weekend, Mark Bergeron and Stephanie Hansen of Vaudreuil, just outside Montreal, called an ambulance for their two-year-old daughter Ella, who was convulsing and unresponsive with a febrile seizure. Children can have these types of seizures when they develop a fever and their body temperature rises quickly."
“Her eyes were closed, she was unconscious,” Bergeron told CTV Montreal. “She wasn’t responding to anything (the paramedics) were doing.”
Bergeron is bilingual, but began having trouble understanding medical terms the paramedics were using in French, and so asked if they could all switch to English.
“With a lot of hostility in his voice he basically said to me, ‘No, moi je parle francais,’ meaning that I had to address him in the language that he was comfortable with in this situation, which in my opinion was absolutely unacceptable,” Bergeron said. Read and watch an interview with Mark
The incident convinced Mark to get involved with this new version of the Equality Party, one that will speak up for individual rights as well as other economic and social issues from a federalist standpoint.

 Here is a bio provided to me;
I was born in Montreal on February 23, 1976 to an Anglophone father and Italian mother.

My paternal grandfather was a rare Anglo Bergeron and my paternal grandmother was Hungarian. My father, however, was raised by his Hungarian grandparents and only learned to speak English at the age of 6.

My mother was born in Italy and her family came to Canada in search of a better life when she was young. My grandfather passed away shortly after arriving in Canada and my grandmother raised 5 children on her own in Montreal, speaking nothing but Italian her entire life.
We were raised in the West Island, born in Kirkland, spent my teenage years in Beaconsfield, and finally settled in Hudson in 1993.

I attended French school throughout my formative years, from Pre-School to Grade 4, at École St. Rémi in Beaconsfield. From there, I attended private school, Lower Canada College, in NDG until graduation in 1993. In 1994, I opted for LCC’s Pre-University program in lieu of CEGEP, which allowed me advanced placement in University, outside of Quebec. The program is not recognized by Quebec institutions.

In the fall of 1995, I left Quebec for the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus. My first two years were in the Science program, specializing in Biology. My father, however, convinced me to switch into the Business Administration Program so that I could run the family business. I graduated in the Spring of 2000 with a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) with a Major in Finance.
In April 2001, shortly following my return to Montreal, I completed both the Canadian Securities Course (with High Honours) and the Insurance of Persons course offered by La Chambre de la Sécurité Financière.

My return to Montreal included my wife, a unilingual, Anglo New Brunswicker, and  we settled down in Montreal West. We lived there for eleven years until our family (We have 3 children) outgrew our place and moved to Vaudreuil-Dorion.

I work alongside my father as a Financial Security Advisor, managing a client base of over 2,000 individuals, and approaching $70 million of assets under management. Essentially, I am a self-employed financial services broker, but the aforementioned is my official title. In addition, I am Vice-President of my father’s corporation.
A while back, I wrote a piece describing why I think a political party representing equal rights is important and why a seat in Parliament is not as important as one would intuitively think.

Firstly, as a bone fide political party, the leader could not be kept off the airwaves and would naturally have the "right of reply" to those who propose limits on personal freedom.
As of now, despite the best efforts of those in the Anglo/Ethnic community who have organized lobby groups, nobody is called upon to offer a defence of individual rights in the mainstream media, when those rights are attacked by franco-supremacists.

Let me put it bluntly, when loudmouths, like Mario Beaulieu spout their nonsensical ethnocentric rhetoric on television, the Equality party can rightfully demand (and in my opinion will receive) the right to counter those arguments. The media, like it or not, will have no other choice but to present a response from a bone fide political party in the interests of fairness.

Secondly, the leader of a bone fide political party can speak with some authority across Canada, bringing the message to Canadians that personal rights are being infringed in Quebec and that it is the duty of those in the ROC to defend those rights, rather than just give up on Quebec and the millions of Canadians living here who don't want to be abandoned and who do not wish to flee.

The coming per vote subsidy can provide tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding, money that can be used to build support in Ottawa and the ROC for a defence of our individual and collective rights.

As for specific policies I'm not going to presume to speak for the party or the leader, the former and the latter will no doubt apprise the public as to what it is the Equality Party 2.0 stands for.

I have been provided this quick policy comparison which you can peruse in detail by clicking on the illustration.


FAIR DISCLOSURE:
As a political organizer, I have been asked to provide advice to those creating the new Equality party and have done so willingly.
I have filled out a membership form and will certainly vote Equality in the next provincial election.

That being said, I HAVE NO OFFICIAL capacity and do not speak for party. That will be up to the leader and the executive, again of which, I am not a member.

I hope you will take up membership and support the party whichever way you can.

While the party gets its ducks in a row by going the the process of becoming 'official' in the eyes of the law, you contact the party through this email that was provided to me.

equalityparty2.0@gmail.com

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    1. Auto complete software gone wild. It is still changing the name every time I update the story

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  2. Interesting that it was the person we were hearing about just a few weeks back. :) He seems like a good leader - able businessman, perfectly bilingual, anglo and allo roots.

    Their full-on anti 101, not just the worst provisions but all of them, are unlikely to win them any franco votes though. If they wanted to do that, might have been a better plan to be against the parts of 101 that are the worst for business, while keeping the rest to reassure the Franco population that they are not anti-French.

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    1. "...not just the worst provisions..."

      which provisions of bill 101 are you referring to yannick?

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    2. For starters, the potentially lethal one mentioned a few articles ago: "the language police now telling the pharmacy that instructions for medication and safety warnings are to be passed out in French only"

      But many others have been discussed in other articles since you've been posting.

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    3. @anonymous

      i can't find the quote in bill 101. can you help me?

      also, "many others have been discussed in other articles..."

      many others? shouldn't be too tough to put down a few, mate?

      thanks.

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    4. Many of the most damaging applications of 101 are not provisions of the original text, but rather interpretations by the OQLF. See, for instance, the OQLF insisting that business names need a French descriptor. Not anywhere in 101, but the OQLF threatens fines nonetheless, under the PQ or the Liberals.

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    5. "...names need a French descriptor."

      Une question de respect?Question d'être moins agressant avec leurs noms anglais.

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    6. Pourtant, personne d'autre dans le monde ne s'offusque en voyant un Toys 'R Us

      Maintenant je suis d'accord pour forcer les commerces au Québec à s'afficher en Français, à servir sa clientèle en Français, et à permettre à leurs employés de travailler en Français, mais pas à les forcer à faire tout cela en Français exclusivement. Si deux anglos veulent se parler en Anglais, qui êtes-vous pour leur dire de parler blanc?

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    7. Moi je n'ai rien à dire contre deux anglos qui discutent entre eux et même publiquement.Toute la question de l'affichage en lettres géantes de noms de commerces en anglais repose sur la symbolique.Vous devez savoir que les symboles peuvent avoir des significations différentes selon la culture.

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    8. @yannick

      "Si deux anglos veulent se parler en Anglais, qui êtes-vous pour leur dire de parler blanc?"

      i don't think bill 101 can be used to force two anglos to speak french between themselves yannick. you are propagating harmful gossip yannick.

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    9. It does when it requires that in-office communication be in French. That means Mark from Sales has to e-mail Sue from HR in French, even though it's backwards for them.

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    10. Didn't Louise Beaudoin try this to enforce this idiotic law about Anglos speaking French between themselves? Didn't work then, won't work now, won't work ever. For that they'd have to have language police every ten metres from each other, plus in offices, public and private bathrooms and bedrooms. Wasn't it some French speaking guy about 50 years ago that said the government has no place in the nation's bedrooms?

      I think with Beaudoin, it was Bill 40. Howard Galganov, in the documentary Angryphones, described it as language police being able to invade your business, or home if your business office is there between 7am and 7pm without warning, looking for "illegal English".

      Retarded! Beyond retarded! The four quadrants of the Quebec flag should show swastikas, not fleurs-de-lys!

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    11. @yannick

      "It does when it requires that in-office communication be in French."

      there's a difference between two employees communicating together, in which case bill 101 doesn't apply, and an "association of employees" releasing info to interested people, where bill 101 does apply. obviously, this is true, as you know, in companies of a hundred employees or more.

      sue from hr can even reply in tagalog to mark if she wants. but when she sends out the new hiring policy to all employees, it has to include a french version so gaetan doesn't feel like he's in manitoba.

      or do you have a well documented example of the oqlf harassing a company because two anglophones spoke english together?

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    12. Wow, we have a master of sophistry here… and it almost appears as if you genuinely believe it yourself.

      What makes you feel it is wrong for Gaetan to feel like he’s in Manitoba while it’s OK for Mark to feel like he’s in Ste. Tite when he’s in Montreal?

      And how is it possible that you are unaware that the PQ has indeed been recently trying to control how two anglophones communicate with one another, regardless of what Bill 101 says?

      And not for a company of more than a hundred but a company more than 10?

      And what makes you think people are against including French but rather against trying to erase all traces of English from Quebec?

      I’m going to need several well-documented examples of your claims including backup documentation of your backup documentation.

      And be advised that whatever documentation you do manage to scrounge up will be insufficient anyway.

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    13. Yeah...it'd be real crazy to imply that the PQ might consider legislation restricting the right of two people to talk to each other in the language of their choice

      http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/11/24/no-recess-from-french-as-montreal-schools-to-scan-playground-chatter/

      "Diane De Courcy, the board’s chairwoman, said the approach will be persuasive not punitive."

      Hmm now where have I heard that name before....oh yeah! She is the current PQ Minister responsible for the Charter of the French language!

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    14. @r.s

      "...while it’s OK for Mark to feel like he’s in Ste. Tite when he’s in Montreal?"

      i never wrote it would be ok for mark to feel like he's in st-tite when he's in montreal. and i don't think receiving info in french and english from an association of employees will make him feel that way.

      "And how is it possible that you are unaware that the PQ has indeed been recently trying to control how two anglophones communicate with one another, regardless of what Bill 101 says?"

      dunno. i missed that one. please inform me.

      "And not for a company of more than a hundred but a company more than 10?"

      correct me if i'm wrong, but it was proposed to impose the gradual "francisation" process to smaller companies, not full bill 101 enforcement. there is a difference, mate. can you appreciate it?

      "And what makes you think people are against including French but rather against trying to erase all traces of English from Quebec?"

      i don't understand the question, can you re-phrase?

      "I’m going to need several well-documented examples of your claims including backup documentation of your backup documentation."

      i don't recall claiming anything except that bill 101 can't be used to force two anglophones to speak french together. backup documentation is bill 101.

      "And be advised that whatever documentation you do manage to scrounge up will be insufficient anyway."

      haha! very funny, mate.






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    15. ‘Moi je n'ai rien à dire contre deux anglos qui discutent entre eux et même publiquement. Toute la question de l'affichage en lettres géantes de noms de commerces en anglais repose sur la symbolique. Vous devez savoir que les symboles peuvent avoir des significations différentes selon la culture’

      Give me a breakkkkkkkkkk…this has nothing to do with “Culture” or “La symbolique” OMG WHAT AN UTTER LIE! It has everything to do with the fact that you can’t stand to see ‘ENGLISH’ anywhere. Be honest and tell the truth for once in your bloody bleak existence: You cannot stand to have any contact whatsoever with ENGLISH anytime, anywhere. LA FIN!

      You hang around here because you fear that every single day, Anglos & Allos may be conspiring something against you and the freaks you support. You live in utter terror of this. You dread a conspiracy and according to you, you MUST monitor it, so that you can then run to your friends over at virgil or IF and forewarn them.

      You are such a LOSER!

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    16. @anectote

      is this supposed to push the discussion forward?!?

      i mean, paintaing the ugly picture of your nightmares and spitting on it?

      you are close to the bottom, mate.

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    17. Je crois que AnecTOTE est du type colérique.Je l'imagine davantage dans un ring que derrière un échiquier.

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  3. I met Mark and I was impressed and I like his bio. He is very poised, knowledgeable, determined, and definitely has charisma which is very important in politics.

    I Ithink he would be a great leader for the Equality Party 2. I totally agree with all of you that a francophone leader is very important. A francophone public will listen more carefully about the positions of the party. Bilingual francos, allos are soooo fed up with this separation garbage and the forced down the throat French dictatorial crazyness that many of us are thinking of leaving. Since 1961, over 600,000 tax payers have left Québec and the exodus continues.

    I am personally seeing real estate reps to check the market. I have a feeling that not that many people want to buy right now...the PQ will put us back another 20 years. It is in deep shit financially. We can never get ahead. We have to kick the PQ out and scrap Bill 14. Enough is enough!

    The Liberals never did anything to help the anglophones who have had a very big part in building Montreal. Bourassa accepted to ignore anglos and theother PM followed his example.Bunch of weaklings when it comes to rights. So embarassing. The French media continues apart from a few stars, to keep francophones in the dark about the repercutions of such stupid laws like Bill 14...fearful of being reprimended by the gurus. It is indeed very sad to see la Société Dstincte living in such ignorance because of fear of reprisal. Which commentator will take on the job of educating the public about what is going on behind their backs and destroying the fibres of this nation.

    I can understand the fear... because we know how many people who speak up get death threats from separtists over and over again...that's how they hope to win by keeping us in fear of speaking up. I speak up all the time...hope you all come to my funeral. Good luck to all of you.

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    1. “I can understand the fear... because we know how many people who speak up get death threats from separtists over and over again...that's how they hope to win by keeping us in fear of speaking up. I speak up all the time...hope you all come to my funeral. Good luck to all of you.”

      So how is this province, who aspires to be a country, different that an Egypt or a Syria? To reiterate what has been stated time and time again on this blog, “and you want to make a country out of this?”

      Oh yes...lovely....SCOREEEEEEEEEEEE!! (Gag)

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    2. Yes Renee - They do have control because of fear and far too many of us have sat back and said nothing for far too long. I've even written a snotty e-mail to IF asking that they cease and desist from attacking everything English in Gatineau but they did not respond. I too worry about retaliation but I can't, in all conscience, keep quiet any longer. What kind of person would I be if I let my rights and freedoms be infringed upon without saying a word? We're supposed to be living in a free country but, in quebec, we have let these same rights and freedoms slip away with our silence. I for one, am glad to see a new federalist provincial party on the horizon and I will become and member and talk as many people into voting for them as I'm able. I hope they run candidates strategically so that we will not split the vote and let those damn PQ, or another separatist party (which is most of them) back into power. Thank you for joining us.

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    3. @cutie003

      "I've even written a snotty e-mail to IF (...)but they did not respond."

      try another one that is not snotty. maybe these people are normal after all.

      "What kind of person would I be if I let my rights and freedoms be infringed..."

      your right to what is infringed cutie003?

      "I hope they run candidates strategically..."

      what strategy should equality party 2.0 in running their candidates in your humble opinion cutie003?

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  4. How does one apply for membership? If all Liberal MNAs do not vote down, not abstain, but vote down both Bill 14 and the flag bill I'll be looking for another party.

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    1. Quebec liberals are morally bankrupt. In a democracy at the highest levels they should be kicked out for abstaining.

      If they can;t take a position or are too afraid to why are they in that seat?

      The obvious answer is they are basically the same as the PQ. The only difference is minor variations on language. The Liberals are deathly afraid of being painted as an anglo suporting party in public.


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    2. The liberals should be supporting ALL federalists in this province by insisting that we have the same rights and freedoms as the ROC and not skirting the issue every time it comes up. They have been a huge disappointment to us for a long time and are nearly as bad as the PQ if not the same. The only things that improve when they are in power is our economy does not suffer the same stagnation and our real estate market does improve - other than those two things, nothing else is done to improve our lives here. They know they have us in a stranglehold and don't care because we had no choice but to vote for them. Now we will have a choice and I'm so glad to see this.

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    3. "The liberals should be supporting ALL federalists in this province by insisting that we have the same rights and freedoms as the ROC"

      Avec une ligne de parti comme celle-là,je crois que de se lancer dans le vide à partir d'un avion en haute altitude et sans parachute serait plus sécuritaire.

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    4. @cutie003

      about the liberal party of quebec you write:

      "The only things that improve when they are in power is our economy does not suffer..."

      what about the last liberal rule being responsible for a third of quebec's debt cutie003?

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    5. You mean the Liberals who were in power of, a have not province who has driven investment and jobs out itself due to language laws, who needs to give huge tax credits out to have companies even consider operating here. That then went through a recession, while at the same time huge funds needed to be put into crumbling infrastructure that has hardly had any maintenance since the 60's?

      Yeah I just have no idea how they could have racked up some debt over the span of over a decade.

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    6. @jmic75

      yes i mean them. it's not "some debt", it's a third of the debt, mate. fuc%&$in' massive incompetence in my humble opinion. or part of a strategy.

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    7. I'm sure you've adjusted the increase in the debt to account for inflation? A dollar today certainly doesn't go as far as a dollar from the pre-existing debt, as well as removed money spent on investments as every other government has done in the past. You then took this figure and created a mean yearly debt increase based on how long the liberals were in power. and then compared it with similar numbers for previous governments as this would be the only way to create an actual comparable situation.

      In any event it doesn't really matter who is power in Quebec, so long as regulations aren't changed to make Quebec a more appealing market for investors and so long as civil service remains as bloated as it is now, Quebec will always generate a debt.

      Now, I'm quite interested in this strategy you think that debt generation could be a part of, is it the evil strategy of having functional utilities, and overpasses that aren't falling down, or is it something much more insidious?

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  5. The ambulance tech should have been arrested and charged with criminal charges.

    Only a "progressive quebecer" could ever see this incident as anything other than a petty racist embolden by his govt hatred of immigrants and other "people not of the majority".

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  6. Les racistes sont ceux qui refusent de parler la langue de leur terre d'accueil,la seule langue officielle du Québec,le français.

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    1. DrunkGuyReneLevesqueKilled

      "Section 1(of Bill 22), which provides that French is 'the official language of the province of Quebec,' is misleading in that it suggests that English is not also an official language in Quebec, which it is by virtue of Section 133 of the BNA Act and the federal Official Languages Act. ... No legislation in the National Assembly proclaiming French the sole official language in the province can affect these bilingual areas protected by the BNA Act."

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    2. The Quebec liberals rely on votes from anglos suffering from Stockholm syndrome. After being educated in quebec to start with and subject to constant harassment, many anglo's have lost the ability to recognize their friends from foe's.





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    3. Et vous êtes le représentant d'OFFICE de tous les Français,je présume?
      En passant pouvez-vous apporter des preuves sur les chiffres que vous avancez plus bas?

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    4. Aussi,parlant de faire honte aux français (la langue) vous devriez reviser vos bafouilles avant de publier.Mon fils de 12 ans maîtrise les règles de base de cette langue mieux que vous.

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    5. @ Norbert
      I don’t mean to speak or respond on your behalf, but perhaps you can advise resident troll that his commentary sounds a lot like, "The pot calling the kettle black". Rather, he should really shut the f...up and when he can convincingly write more than one sentence in English, on this ENGLISH blog..then he can make dumb-ass comments/corrections about people's French, which is non other than a misplaced courtesy to him, since he's too bloody ignorant to understand that.

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    6. ToTo,nous discutions entre deux Frenchies...C'est vous l'idiot...De quoi j'me mêle?

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    7. @Norbert
      Case in point! LOL

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    8. Je sens un vent de panique chez les "angry" je me trompe ToTo ? :)

      Le projet de loi 14 ne changera rien à votre quotidien,n'ayez crainte.Le personnel de chez Harvey's continuera à "Flipper" les boulettes comme à l'habitude donc pas de problème pour vous Tott.

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    9. Flippin' burgers is your domain sh*thead, as is smoking cigarettes and living off of BS. AS far as I'm concerned, I do not buy or sell junk food,(yuk) but it wouldn't be difficult to buy and sell you a few times over (double yuk). LOL

      And What's the problem, you couldn't come up with the french version of the term "Flipper"?? And then you bitch about the purtiy of the French language.#FAIL
      IDIOT.

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    10. Flipper:

      http://www.linternaute.com/dictionnaire/fr/definition/flipper/

      Je vous l'échange pour une cigarette?

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    11. Monsieur Bedoucha,

      Office = désigne, en termes d'Administration, un Organisme autonome qui est rattaché à un ministère. L'Office national du commerce extérieur. L'Office national de la propriété industrielle. (Dictionnaire de l'Académie française, 8em édition, disponible en ligne)

      Il n'y a rien d'insultant pour les français dans cet usage du mot OFFICE, ne vous inquiétez pas.

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    12. Keep your cigarette, you'll need it tomorrow.
      Those of us who speak the "Real"/Authentic French, Use "REAL"/Authentic Dictionaries! LOL


      http://www.lerobert.com/index.php?searchword=Flipper&option=com_lr_search&Itemid=2

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    13. AnecTOTE - As you can see our troll can't wait to try and humiliate a new francophone contributor by insulting his written french - and they wonder why we call them racists and miserable a--------. People with any manners do not conduct themselves in such a way as to embarrass their fellow citizens over penny-ante stuff. I hope it doesn't discourage our new friend from posting as new federalists are always welcome on the blog to the best of my knowledge. So pay him no mind Norbert - you will find that 99% of us are willing to talk to each other without being insulting.

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    14. @ Cutie,

      I am convinced there are more Norberts out there, I too, hope he sticks around.

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    15. Cutie and AnecTOTE, as you say, not to worry because those comments are allowed to stick around on here since every one of them keeps harming the separatist cause. You should rejoice! :)

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    16. "Les racistes sont ceux qui refusent de parler la langue de leur terre d'accueil"

      By "parler", you can't mean mean "d'etre capable de parler", since that would not be factually correct. You must mean speaking French as a first option, first resort, preferably with our accent, and not as an alternative to another language or even two other languages, and as a last resort.

      Or maybe "speaking" is a euphemism for something else, for some sort of ideological conformity to the existing system. If the racists are those who reject the ideals of this society, then if I cringe in disgust at the latest QC government's ad running on tv these days that puts abortion as a number one value of this society, that makes me a "racist" for rejecting the "values" of my "terre d'accueil". Which would also mean that a command of French means nothing is the mind still wanders in forbidden directions.

      I wonder if this is why people like him have to savage the French spoken/written by anyone who has an unorthodox opinion. "No life in Quebec without French" was such a nice euphemism for "No life in QC if you don't think the right way". 35 years ago, with Ethnics and Anglos not too versed in French, the euphemism could have been applied freely. Not so much today. So to resurrect the euphemism, you have to shut down your ideological enemy's French in order for the euphemism to hold. Saying "Get out if you don't agree with the foundations of our society" would sound too extreme, but that is exactly what this "battle" is about today. It isn't about speaking French for sure, it's much more about conformity to the status quo.

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    17. @adski

      Trust me, you lost him at "By "parler", you can't mean..."
      LOL

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    18. Je me sens comme un "punching bag" et je n'aime pas cette sensation.

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    19. Peut-être faudrait-il ne pas se moquer des gens qui apprennent notre belle langue, même s'ils la bafouillent pour commencer. Moi aussi je bafouillais l'anglais, mais la plupart des gens ne se moquaient pas de moi et j'ai pû apprendre à mieux le parler.

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    20. À propos de M.Bedoucha?Le problème est qu'il se dit Français d'origine.

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    21. Some people don't care if you die, as long as you die in French.

      (If you can even call what they speak in Quebec "French."

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    22. But S.R. you also refuse to speak the language of the country you live in when you don't speak English. For literally you live in CANADA and CANADA has 2 official languages. One of which you refuse to speak and therefore show no respect for. You live and breathe on CANADIAN soil. If you don't like it, you can leave. Something tells me you use CANADIAN money as well, oh how do you bear it? I propose you stop using Canadian money, stamps, services and everything else CANADA pays for. Quebec is WEAK. You have NOTHING and yet you still wibble about your bastardized French (you don't even speak French correctly!) For shame.

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  7. You parrot the crazies well.

    Racist for not learning french? Ha. Ass backwards Quebec logic. You must have done well in the indoctrination system of education.

    The rights of the doctor over the patient in the bed. again only a "quebec progressive" can agree with that position.

    As they say, the measure of a society is how they treat the sick and less fortunate.

    We get to see it every day in Kebec.

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    1. "Racist for not learning french?"

      Racistes parce qu'on refuse de se laisser envahir par le globish?

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    2. Way to go Norbert! But just to let you know, he is our resident troll (along with "student") so don't even bother - like talking to your plants.

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    3. @Cutie

      Now Now Cutie, do you realize that with that one phrase, you have just insulted Plants the world over? LOL, LOL (wink).

      There are ‘schools of thought’ that ascertain, that when...one speaks, plants listen! It is believed that they are highly endowed entities with a keen ability to sense whatever is going on around them apparently, and react accordingly. One may not believe any of it, but if one is of open mind & spirit, then at the very least, one must allow for the possibility of such a thing, nonetheless. LOL just sayin’. LOL

      So if you think about it, in this sense, even vegetation is one step above the trolls!

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    4. I have to wonder in what language the plants communicate and also if they have language police that are paid in pollen - lol

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    5. "PQ/FLQ ne sont rien que des extrémiste(sic) centré(sic) sur la destruction du Québec"

      MDR!Norbert,vous êtes en plein délire ou quoi?

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    6. Sous forme de molécules ici et là,attendants d'être rassemblées par la force divine ou le miracle de la vie et du hasard afin de créer l'être magnifique que je suis.

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    7. A figment in his father’s imagination, where he should have remained. LOL

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    8. On top of it all, it has nothing to do with not learning French and everything to do with being allowed to use our national language like we have been doing for centuries.

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    9. @R.S.

      The thing that is difficult to stomach, is that here we have this PQ government, hell-bent on obliterating anything & everything ENGLISH (I don’t give a rat’s ass how much lip service they pay to try and convince everyone that this isn’t so), they want ENGLISH GONE... The End. However, here's Alexandre Cloutier, Intergovernmental Affairs, (no less), for the PQ, who was apparently educated at Cambridge University (UK).

      http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/minister+challenged+over+sovereignist+governance+mandate/7917312/story.html

      HEY MISTER.......WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER!!
      Ever hear that one?

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    10. Vous voyez?Personne ne vous empêche d'étudier en anglais.

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    11. @anectote

      what convinced you (to the point of refusing to consider alternate interpretations) that alexandre cloutier is "hell-bent on obliterating everything english"?

      and i don't see the contradiction you seem to underline between the policies cloutier supports and his studies abroad. can you elaborate on this please?

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  8. You are just being mean. I'm a stupid anglo. I'm too dumb to learn french and remember it!

    So you keep punishing us for for our learning difficulties also?

    Is there no end to your hatred of anglo's? Hard to blame you when the govt cheerleads you in the effort to harass us.

    I don;t blame you for your petty attitudes. It's your leaders that led you to this dead end.


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    1. Je serais curieux de voir l'attitude des anglophones si ils représentaient à peine 2% de l'amérique du Nord,que leur langue maternelle serait baffouée un peu plus tous les jours et soumise au "mainstream" qui entre par tous les cotés dans nos maisons.

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    2. Even copy and pasting your crap to google translate isn;t worth the effort.

      Ed, can you just put some URL links in so we can translate easily. Better yet use the google API to provide inline translation.

      It will drive somebody like SR totally bananas that he can write in french and it will be auto-translated without any effort on the same page.

      It's people like you that make me transfer as much business as possible out of Quebec. Whatever Quebec Inc like SNC Lavalin is left is so wholly corrupt that the province will be unable to function.

      Even SNC has all but moved their head office out of Quebec in the last month.

      As my father says to me. "My biggest mistake was getting off the train in Montreal 50 years ago. I should have just kept on going."

      My business activities pay for lots of your indulgences. The more money I can take out of Quebec the better.

      The faster the Quebec govt hits bottom the faster they will ditch all this crap.

      Annoy a separatist, use facts and logic.










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    3. "My business activities pay for lots of your indulgences"

      Je suppose que vous en tirez profit tout autant que nous,n'est-ce pas?

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    4. @norbert

      interesting numbers. where do they come from?

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  9. FROM ED
    Renee, You're a breath of fresh air amongst us. I have reiterated here several times, the simplest way out of the mess is get rid of the PQ simply by reelecting the Liberals. Will bringing in another party to split the vote do that? First, the Liberal party is not immoral. Nothing has been found against any politician in the party. Second, the Libs never acted on English because no one asked them to. The English media kept everyone thinking we were satisfied with the situation. In the next election we must let the Liberal members know that we will support them if they work for Anglo rights. The Libs lost because a died in the wool sepratist hid behind Mr.Clean (Ducheneau) and made like the second coming. If we direct our votes and support to the party that has held Quebec together since the PQ hatched out of the brain of a bloody minded little egoist we can climb out of the hole. The Libs under Jean Charest were the main thing that kept us in Canada during the last referendumb. They have walked a tight rope between French and English for thirty years. When people say they took us for granted, What did we do to them? We took it for granted that they would keep us in canada and they did. We naturally voted Lib because they were our best hope. Well they still are! This time try working with them instead of voting and then sitting back to watch the results. Be part of them.
    As for Mark Bergeron, he should join the Liberal Party and run for leader. he would have all the English votes. Ed

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    1. I'm gonna try one more time Ed - they will have no reason to change their way of conducting their affairs in quebec without some competition and the Equality Party 2.0 will give them some competition. If they strategically run candidates in only certain areas in quebec, they will not split the vote enough for the PQ to get back into power. They know what they are doing and they did it before and the PQ was not able to come up the middle. If we have only one federalist party, they know we will vote for them no matter what and will not change anything they did or currently do. They need competition to get their asses moving to change things and this will not happen, no matter how much pressure we put on them, because they don't have to! My liberal MNA finally sent me a return e-mail from about 2 months ago (been so long I'm not even sure which one she responded to and her assistant didn't even have the courtesy to quote me a date of my e-mail, (I sent about 3)) and all the message did was give me an e-mail address in Montreal to which I am supposed to "ask my questions of them". I will copy from my e-mail and post so all can see the weak-kneed response which gives me an idea of where this new liberal party is going. Sorry Ed - lost all my faith in them.

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    2. @cutie003

      "If they strategically run candidates in only certain areas in quebec, they will not split the vote enough for the PQ to get back into power."

      please provide examples on how this could work. which ridings should they target?

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    3. Equality party 1.0 targeted west montreal, for instance, and didn't run in ridings where the PQ/Liberal race was close.

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    4. @yannick

      ok and how does winning ridings off the secure liberal list constitute a good strategy to prevent the parti quebecois of winning an election?

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    5. It does not. The best it can hope is to make what would have been a Liberal Majority into a Equality-propped Liberal Minority. But then, the Liberals would lose their francophone voters if they ever agreed to destroy 101 in its entirety.

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    6. Student:
      @cutie003

      "If they strategically run candidates in only certain areas in quebec, they will not split the vote enough for the PQ to get back into power."

      please provide examples on how this could work. which ridings should they target?

      Seriously? How about you providing some evidence that you'd be able to understand the explanation if/when it's provided. Be both general and specific. Cite examples using correct footnote format. 500 words double spaced using a 10 font. You remind me of a three-year-old: "Why? Why? Why?"

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    7. @Diogenes

      I'm commenting on your post above as I found it really entertaining and it clearly indicates, how much credibility this individual (student), has lost on this blog. He's become a punchline! LOL Because of that, I just cannot be bothered to read whatever nonsense he posts and directly scroll right over. Eventually we will be able to do that with ALL Trolls. LOL

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    8. AnecTOTE,
      I skip over a lot of what he writes. He's really starting to shake my long-held belief that there's no such thing as a stupid question.

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    9. @Diogene
      Well you know what they say, stupid IS as stupid DOES. He's the poster child for "STUPID".

      AND for those of you who read this blog and know me. YESS I caved, I used the word STUPID! I sooooo hate to use that term, EVER. BUT we must make exceptions, from time to time, I suppose so don't come down on me like the hand of g-d. Thank you.

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    10. Il est fort évident que votre éducation comporte de graves lacunes M.Anec.

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    11. @diogenes

      "Cite examples using correct footnote format. 500 words double spaced using a 10 font."

      haha! you are funny!

      "You remind me of a three-year-old: "Why? Why? Why?"

      are you allergic to questions in general, or do you only have issues with the ones you can't respond to?

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    12. I'll take option number 3: I have an issue with people who want other people to do their thinking for them (i.e. you).

      @cutie003

      "If they strategically run candidates in only certain areas in quebec, they will not split the vote enough for the PQ to get back into power."

      please provide examples on how this could work. which ridings should they target?


      Here's your assignment, "Student": Look into Cutie's assertion and you tell us whether, based on your own research, it will work or not. Do your own thinking and do your own homework and don't copy off others.

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    13. I agree that's what so infuriating with Student's questions. He takes literally what is meant to be interpreted, and interprets what is meant to be taken at face value. And no links ever satisfies him - it's just more questions without ever any substance being given in return.

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  10. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/your+face+truth+about+lying/7913276/story.html

    Somebody needs to do this analysis and post it online every time Jean-François Lisée speaks.

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    1. @Anon
      I think we all pretty much know he is useless to the cause and basically, he's just a Patsy. I think he knows we know that he knows. Makes me laugh the political "games" we play. Makes me laugh the "players" can't pull off the game !! LOL

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    2. @Anon
      Exhibit A:
      http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Opinion+Time+Lis%c3%a9e+produce+some+tangible+measures/7916428/story.html

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  11. I think this was in response to my asking if the Liberal Party of Quebec was thinking of reverting to a separatist party:

    We thank you for taking the time to express your concern for the Quebec Liberal party and its current state.

    To better assist you in your search for answers, we will forward you to the



    Parti Liberal Quebec (PLQ)

    Montréal's office

    7240, rue Waverly
    Montréal (Québec) H2R 2Y8

    Telephone (Toll free) : 1 800 361-1047
    or at (514) 288-4364

    Not even the courtesy of an e-mail address but perhaps I will call them today and see what the hell is going on. My MNA should have been able to answer whether or not the party is considering changing over to a separatist party without referring me to a Montreal telephone number. If I call I will post what I learn - Pay heed Ed - God only knows what's going on here.

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    1. So I called the 1-800 number and the guy hesitated when I asked "Is it true that the Liberal Party is talking about reverting to a separatist party"? He hesitated and then stated "no, I haven't heard that". That's it, that's all. I didn't feel at all comfortable with the response - It should have been something like "No way in hell" or something stronger. Anyway, it might be worthwhile for a francophone to call and see what reception they get when asking the same sort of question. I would be interested to hear what response they get.

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    2. It probably came out of the left field for him, and he was nervous because he was afraid of being yelled at.

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    3. I know that ED will have an absolute Fit when he reads this but many believe that the only difference between the Provincial Liberals and the PQ, is that the former are closet separatists, and the latter have been out for 40yrs.

      In terms of the Anglophone and Allophone communities, both parties just pay lip service, and really, neither can be bothered. Time to look elsewhere and ...Fast!

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    4. cutie003 woke up this morning and was merry. what a beautiful day on gatineau she thought. perfect day for a good deed!

      dring! dring!

      cutie003: good morning! i'm sure these seppies have a militia, probably a small one, but armed and ready to take us on. these people will drive us to civil war and not give a thought to it. these separatists have proven that they are not above murder and mayhem as a means to an end and you still think that federalists do not deserve protection from these bigots?

      liberal party receptionist: err...

      cutie003: can we then wait for a few weeks and find that, oh i don't know, 300 seppies died in a meeting hall where they were discussing how to take away more english rights.
      i find it astonishing that everyone seems to think these matters will be handled without violence. none of them are above trickery and violence so we must protect our own interests with our canadian armed forces. have to blow off steam once in awhile just to keep the blood pressure under control.

      liberal party receptionist: err... yes i understand. let me give you this phone number...

      cutie003: french imposed by a bunch of language bigots, racists, freedom and rights abusers, rebels, traitors, self-serving, nazi style politicos. when this province leaves Canada, it will leave the free world with a very bitter taste in their mouth for hundreds of years to come. you think you are "special" but the only thing "special" about you, is your racist, nutty outlook on life. is it true that the liberal party is talking about reverting to a separatist party?

      liberal party receptionist: err... no, i haven't heard that.

      cutie003: oh! sure? well, ok then. bye.

      liberal party receptionist: err... bye.

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    5. Hahahahahahaha!You've made my day...mate

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    6. So speaking French isn't important when you need to play the sycophant. Apparently you will bow down and speak English for someone when you need them. Everything has a price, and I have just seen the price of S.R.'s self respect and loyalty to Quebec.

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  12. I was very polite so there was no reason to be nervous - if they are contemplating such a move, we all have a right to this information so they'd better get someone on the phone that can accept being yelled at. Can you imagine the outrage of the federalists in this province should this happen? If there is even the slightest possibility we certainly have the right to know before the house sits again. That would mean every stinking party in this province would be separatist! Bring on the Equality Party quickly - wow!

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    1. Given the low support of separatism at the polls since 95, there really is no reason the Liberals would come out in support of separation.

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    2. @cutie003

      "...if they are contemplating such a move..."

      you mean the liberal party turning separatist?!?

      why not after all. bourassa hinted at the move. justin trudeau too.

      but what are the clues that make you fear this outcome cutie003? a declaration in the debates or something? or is it just pure paranoia cutie003?

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    3. Hope you're right Yannick but as mentioned in previous posts, there obviously has been some discussion and would just like to clarify that it's not a viable option for them.

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    4. @cutie003

      "...there obviously has been some discussion..."

      not obvious to me, what discussion cutie003?

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    5. I think it's sad that some Quebecers like S.R. are so insecure that they need to white wash English out of our province to feel better.

      I get that they've been sold the revisionist history from the separatists that French existed here long before any language (even the French were surprised when they showed up and all the native Americans were speaking French already);

      That British imperialists attacked the Quebec settlers for no reason (not that two huge imperialist countries France and England were at war over their holdings and France happened to lose);

      that it was all anglos that were stepping on the Freedoms of all French Canadians (not just upper class anglos, the seigneurs and the roman catholic clergy stepping on both lower class anglos and francos, which started the first rebellion);

      that the brave and honorable partie Patriotes was entirely composed of Francophones (not a mix of both French and English leaders);

      that it was some sort of insidious plan by Anglos and immigrants to modernize while preventing francophones from doing so (not the Roman catholic church encouraging French Canadians to retain a simple rural way of life)

      that the French language is on the decline and barely exists in Quebec (not that it did just fine the past 250 years without legislation and is probably at it's highest prevalence ever)

      that Quebec has a completely distinct culture (not that we we are much more alike than different all pretty much watch the same terrible movies and shows they're just dubbed here)

      I get all that, but its still sad to think that someone thinks a name is aggressive because it is in English.

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    6. Ding! Ding! Ding!

      And jmic75 wins for the best post of the day!!!

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    7. @R.S.
      I agree. It would be a good idea to actually translate it into French!

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    8. It would just prove what I have believed since Bou-Bou came out with Bill 22 in 1974 and then reinforced it with Bill 178 in 1988 - the Liberals ARE closet separatists! As stated above, they just pay the minorities lip service.

      Lookit - deterioration of English language services to those who speak English has deteriorated under the tutelage of the Liberals. They have done sweet f***-all to reverse the tide.

      To me, it doesn't make one iota of difference if at long last the Liberals are coming out of the closet. Even Thomas Mulcair has done so!! Then again, Thomas Mulcair would sell his mother's soul to the devil and rob her blind for votes. I don't trust that sonofabitch as far as I can spit!

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    9. I sure have to agree about Mulcair except his stance on the Clarity Act has screwed him but good except perhaps for some ridings in quebec. I'm glad because I would never want the NDP in charge of the federal government in my lifetime. Way too socialist and union oriented for me. That's what I've been trying to explain to Ed about the liberals - they are a waste of our vote except that they don't threaten to hold a referendum - everything else that has been done to the anglophone community has been either initiated by them or backed up by them. They never stand up for Canada in the National Assembly nor through the media. We have to give the Equality Party 2.0 our support or we have no chance at all of ever improving anything in this Godforsaken place. If enough francophones catch onto the fact that their representatives are pushing us to civil war, perhaps they will make an about face = if not, we will hit rock bottom soon enough and it will become evident to them quickly. The introduction of Bill 14 is what woke a lot of federalists up because it's now very clear that they will not cease and desist until they have started real trouble. I guess we needed that shake = I did because up until then I figured if it made the francophones feel better about themselves, then I could live with it (Bill 101 that is). Now it's outright ethnic cleansing and all out war on the anglophone and allophone communities and we have to fight back starting with regaining all the rights and freedoms we're legitimately entitled to as residents of Canada. We also have to have faith that our francophone friends are reading and writing about the same entitlements - after all we lived side by side for hundreds of years with no problems.

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    10. The other thing that has made me very suspicious of the liberals is that I sent that e-mail to my MNA (about whether or not they were discussing turning the party into a separatist option), probably around two months ago, and yet I only get a response this week? Plus, if this was not being discussed, why did she not reply with something like "oh my goodness No - we are firmly a federalist party" instead of referring me to a phone number in Montreal to call and ask about the status of the party. Pretty fishy to me anyway. Something must have been going on and we are just not privy to it. The NDP, when discussing establishing a provincial party, had a whole bunch of them wanting to be a separatist party for God's sake. We definitely need a provincial Canadian party that we can trust to have our best interests at heart - one that is willing to extol the virtues of being Canadian as well as abiding by Canadian law and the Canadian Constitution. Other than that, there will not be a country of Canada as we know it in about 50 years. People have to be made aware of the pitfalls of leaving Canada and not one politician here in quebec has the guts to talk about it. Shameful.

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  13. Je ne voudrais pas être dans la peau d'un angryphone canadien ces temps-ci...Ho que non.

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  14. Marvine a tout compris:

    "I am going to reiterate. The provincial Liberals until they are led by an Anglo ( which will never happen in my lifetime) are basically the same as the PQ but a little more moderate. The ideology is the same.....French rights first and minorities second!!"

    Marvin Dankoff

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  15. FROM ED
    Cutie,
    You hear these crazy ideas and you expect everybody to get all het up about them.Any level headed person would know the Liberals are not separatist, they fought for us through three referendumbs.
    It's like the suggestion that drug instructions be in French only. That will never happen. Don't shoot down the Liberals because they don't get all excited. The guy on the phone was probably saying to himself, "What the hell is she on?" The Liberals spent 30 years proving they are a federalist party, you hear one silly thing and label them separatists. What chance do we have with thinking like that. Ed

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    1. Ed - there was a link a few months back provided by one of our contributors that told of the liberals discussing becoming a separatist party and that is why I sent the e-mail to my MNA in the first place. All I'm doing is showing you the response I received from that original e-mail. If it was not being discussed, why didn't my MNA just say so in her response, but no, she referred me to the HQ of the liberal party. Doesn't that give anyone pause for thought? And as for the drug instructions, if you had followed the link provided to that one, it was in one of the newspapers about the language police harassing the pharmacist to pass out instructions in french only. The links supplied for the above information were both from reputable sources and not from IF, SSJB or Vigil net therefore these things are worth following up. Exactly how are they proving they are a federal party? They say they are, sometimes, like right now during a leadership convention, but when it comes down to saying anything at all that's good about being a part of Canada, they fail miserably and continuously. You insist on giving them far more credit than they deserve for the way they have treated the federalists that reside here, They have never once have defended our rights any more than any of the other parties. And it was two referendums and of course they led the fight; who else would have done it? They are supposedly a federal party. Mr. Charest (and I liked him as a man and a politician) did not come here to lead the liberal party of his own free will - he was literally forced into it and was then pressured to become a liberal and the leader of the party. The public (all over Canada) made a hero of him and demanded that he turn from a conservative to a liberal following the last referendum. You keep saying that they thought we, as federalists, were happy - if anyone of them picked up a paper, read their correspondence, listened to people on the street, they would have known about the ethnic cleansing taking place and taken some kind of action to stop it over the last 9 years but they didn't. I'll be really happy to see a forthright federal/Canadian party emerge so that we can have a choice for the first time in years and perhaps the liberals will get a wake up call and smarten up.

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    2. FROM ED
      keep it up Cutie and be ready for another four or eight years of the PQ. You say if any of them read a paper. What fucking paper? The English press had everyone convinced things were fine. I'm fed up listening to people that did nothing to support Galganov blame it all on the Liberals. Our only real chance of getting rid of the PQ. WHEN THE LIBERALS ARE IN THE PQ IS OUT. What part of that is hard to understand. You keep finding little tidbits of useless info and blowing them up to upset people. you mention links supplied from reputable sources, if so why not name them. If you or the reputable sources had taken the trouble to check the internet, you would know that drug info is not in pq territory. Charest was set to be Prime Minister of canada. When he ws told he would have a better chance of defending Canada by fighting in Quebec, he came . Ed

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    3. ED - I'm really trying not to lose my temper with you - are you calling me a liar? I'm not going back two months or more to find posts about the liberals discussing the separatist option nor the story about the pharmacist with the language police. I do know that these reports came from reputable sources because I checked the links on the posts at the time. I am not blowing things out of proportion to upset anyone - simply passing along information for everyone - you are as brainwashed on the liberals as the seppies are on the PQ for heaven's sake. Having another provincial federalist party is good for democracy and will strengthen our choices in this place. The liberals STABBED US IN THE BACK MANY TIMES and you refuse to accept this as a fact. There was lots of information out there about the screwing we were getting in this place and THEY DID NOTHING. Didn't even acknowledge that there was/is ethnic cleansing taking place - not one word. And even in today's Gazette one of the candidates would not answer questions on what he was going to do to assist the anglophone community. You are the only one of this blog that insists that the liberals are our greatest hope - we will only have hope if we get someone with some guts in charge of the party and I've yet to hear any one of them say that they are willing to assist in regaining our rights and freedoms. So where does this place us? They get back into power and things remain as they are except for the slow removal of more rights and freedoms because they offer nothing else.

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    4. @cutie003

      "They have never once have defended our rights any more than any of the other parties."

      your rights to what?

      "I've yet to hear any one of them say that they are willing to assist in regaining our rights and freedoms."

      what rights have you lost?

      "...except for the slow removal of more rights and freedoms..."

      the right to what cutie003?

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  16. FROM ED
    From article B.01.004 of the Canada food and drug act.
    (2) The adequate directions for use required to be shown on the inner and outer labels of a drug pursuant to subparagraph C.01.004(1)(c)(iii) shall be in both the French and English languages if the drug is available for sale without prescription in an open self-selection area.
    Presciptions may be in English or french but must be in the language of the patient they are for. This pertains to a perscription made by the pharmacist.
    The PQ has no say on drugs. Most drugs are manufactured and packaged outside Quebec. If drugists opened a pack to remove the English, the pakage would be considered contaminated and unselllable. Ed

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    1. Ed - I'm sure they were talking about the paper that is passed to the patient from the pharmacy when starting out on a new drug regime = I'm not talking about the contents of the box in which they are contained. That we will never have to worry about I hope.

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  17. More news from the seppies and their strategies
    http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Macpherson+Changes+Quebec+charter+could+weaken+protection/7916368/story.html

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  18. Editor, I think the way you describe the "equal time" when Bobo Beaulieu opens his imbecilic pie hole is dreaming in Technicolor®! You're right that equal time should be granted, but the Quebec media and courts don't play by the rules. They play by THEIR rules!

    Didn't Keith Henderson, the last leader of Equality, talk about how the courts ruled in favour of their arguments with less than a week before the referendum in 1995? Didn't the media not let them join the debate on TV, and look for every way to shut them out of the media?

    What makes you think this won't happen again? Galganov stopped talking to the French media because they played little tricks like dubbing, cutting words and voiceovers.

    Quebec give Equality the floor? In a pig's eye!

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    1. FROM ED
      Mr. Sauga,
      The press does give equal time to answer opinions but they give it to the official opposition. They seek out the leader of the largest party and interview them. The only reason Quebec solidare gets interviewed is because they are both nuts. Legault is being interviewed now because the Liberals are leaderless. Anyway, I give up the fight. I have resigned myself to whatever happens. I wish them luck but i amretiring asfar as arguing is concerned. There is simply too much negativism against the easiest way. So what if the Liberals don't change the status quo. They will save the economy. They will revive business and bring the OQLF to a level we can stomach. They will save us from separation and inevitable destruction but that's not enough for some people. Ed

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    2. No Ed, it's about equality.. it's about speaking English in public without being assaulted... Freedom..

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    3. FROM ED
      Yeah Taz, we're going to have all that with the PQ will give it to us. Ed
      The equality party will take enough from the Liberals to get the PQ reelected. 60 % voted against PQ and will do so again.
      The only question is what they vote for. If three parties divide that 60 % the PQ will reign again. That's where some people want totake us. Ed

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    4. YOU THINK THE LIBERALS WILL SAVE THE ECONOMY?

      Charest said he would reduce the size of the civil service. He INCREASED the number employed in the Civil Service!

      When was the last year the Quebec government had a surplus? Balanced the budget? The Liberals are NOT good fiscal managers, at least not since Bou-Bou's first iteration as premier. Even HE ran big deficits in the 80s, his second iteration.

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    5. Ed: In the house, if Equality gets any members they will get time in the house, but don't be surprised if they don't get equal time because the speaker has a lot of discretion on this. You can be sure ESPECIALLY if it's a PQ led government Equality will be ignored as much as possible, and the other parties won't entertain anything about respecting the English language. They're all afraid of the SSJB, IF and the rest of the lunatic fringe.

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    6. ...or the other parties simply sympathize with them.

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    7. Mr. Sauga - why do you think that people are so afraid of the SSJB and IF - have you ever seen or read anything, other than the usual BS that they publish in their newsletters, that would make people physically afraid of them? Like have they bombed houses or cars or something? I know they come off as lunatics but so do a lot of people with big mouths. I'm a little frightened of them myself but have no idea why I feel that way. So what if they're bullies - do we not usually confront bullies rather than running scared? What makes them stand out over and above the big mouth politicians e.g.?

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    8. "why do you think that people are so afraid of the SSJB and IF"

      What about:
      http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2000/11/14/secondcup001114.html

      The firebombs were planted in October after a group calling itself the French Self-Defence Brigade warned it would target businesses with English names.

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    9. Just curious but what makes you tie the above with one of the organizations? There are a lot of nuts out there no doubt but why IF, SSJB?

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  19. Que se passe-t-il avec Norb(ert)?Il a quitté le blogue sans laisser de trace..."Weird".

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  20. That's what I'm fighting for Land - my rights and freedoms to live in the language I choose; not one that I'm forced to - one of the official languages of Canada - if the Equality Party 2.0 gets off the ground before the next provincial election, I'm voting for them - if they do not I will have no choice but to vote liberal again. Hope I get a choice next time - would be nice after 15 or 20 years of having no other choice.

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  21. @ Resident Evil
    Where are you? LOL

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    1. why did you use "LOL" after your question? is it a funny question?

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  22. Just one more incident of bigotry and denial of rights and freedoms:
    http://www.cjad.com/CJADLocalNews/entry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10492258

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  23. Passed to me by Alliance Quebec 2.0 = haven't read it yet
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/02/05/william-johnson-from-edinburgh-to-quebec-city-a-tale-of-two-referenda/

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  24. FROM ED
    Cutie, be careful what you ask for. You're liable to get it. Ed

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  25. Another interesting link for bedtime reading.
    http://en.princearthurherald.com/news/detail/quebec-minorities-must-be-plaintiffs-not-defendants/?language_id=1&fb_source=message

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  26. I think it is great that the a new non-francophone centric party is being launched. The Quebec liberals have done jack-shit for the non-francophone communities (Anglophones and Allophones) for far too long. The Liberals are, in my opinion more guilty of practicing ethnic politics than the PQ because we all know what the PQ are all about, the Liberals did it because they wanted Francophone votes in the regions. The Liberals knew it was wrong but did it anyway! I've said it in the past, on this very blog, that in a minority situation either the PQ or the Liberals will do ANYTHING for power. I speculate that given another PQ minority Pauline Marois (or another leader) would strike a deal with a new Equality party and use the situation to tell their members that another referendum is (yet again) not in the cards.

    That said, any new version of the Equality party should not look like the Angryphone malcontents of the past. The new party needs to have solid realistic policies that help unite Quebecers rather than pit them against each other. My two cents...

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