Friday, February 15, 2013

French versus English Volume 74

PQ  follies

"Sometimes even a government can score in its own net, actually it happens more often than not, but perhaps this was a first;
Parti Québécois MNAs were red-faced Wednesday morning after realizing they had actually voted in favour of a joint opposition party motion denouncing the government’s own spending cuts to universities.
The incident took place Tuesday when the legislature resumed sitting – apparently in a moment of distraction.
The motion has no impact and the government is in no danger of falling but it marred the government’s return to the house.
“There was confusion,” said Terrebonne MNA Mathieu Traversy, who is the government’s deputy-house leader and was in charge at the moment the motion was tabled by the opposition parties." Link
Ex-cabinet minister Daniel Breton, who was humiliatingly booted from the PQ cabinet early on in the Marois regime made a not so triumphant return to the National Assembly on the first day of the session.

Caught more than dozing, he was outright sleeping when Parliamentary reporters snapped this picture.
In his defence, Mr. Breton claims that he has an as yet, un-diagnosed case of sleep apnea. Watch him snooze on YOUTUBE

He promised to go to the doctor to check it out. Let's hope he has a family doctor to give him a referral and that he won't have to wait months to see the specialist!
"From rising political star to dozing denizen of parliament’s sleepy suburbs — it’s been a gruelling few months for Daniel Breton.
The star recruit for the Parti Quebecois had been catapulted from green activist into the prestigious role of provincial environment minister last fall.
But he was swiftly demoted to the backbenches after some personal controversies. Now he’s being forced to explain his struggles to stay awake in the legislature.
Breton was caught on camera repeatedly dozing off during question period this week. Asked about it, he said Wednesday that he could be suffering from a sleeping disorder.
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Former PQ MNA Jean Filion has won his case seeking a transition payment after leaving the National Assembly. These payments are part of the political landscape in Quebec, where those who leave office, for whatever reason, are given a bonus to reintegrate into the private sector.
But the National Assembly was loath to make the payment to Filion because he was in jail, having been convicted of frauding the government by paying people through his parlimentary budget who had nothing to do with running his office. Link
After his six months in jail, Filion decided to sue and has prevailed, although the judge knocked down the indemnity to almost half.
You might recall disgraced Liberal MNA Tony Tomassi, who resigned after being charged with accepting an illegal benefit. His trial has yet to take place, but he already collected his $122,000 transition payment. Link

For Jacques Parizeau, his resignation after his referendum night drunken gaffe has always been a bitter pill to swallow and he's taken it out on every PQ leader since, undermining their authority with contrary and sometimes insulting pronouncements.
Parizeau has publicly undermined Pauline by telling all who would listen that he'd be voting for Option Nationale, the other separatist party and rival for the affections of Quebec's sovereigntists in last September's provincial election.
Nicknamed the 'mother-in-law' for all his meddling, Parizeau struck again last week, publicly backing the radical student association in calling for free college and university tuition.
“The zero deficit has spoiled everything. As soon as you set a deadline for reaching a zero [deficit] objective and that it becomes a religion, you stop thinking. You cut back on everything and you stop asking questions,” Mr. Parizeau said in an interview with the Montreal daily Le Devoir.
The harsh assessment, coming from a prominent and influential former party leader, embarrassed the Marois government, which is facing strong criticism over the summit in two weeks on the future of universities. Link
The PQ has enjoyed a long history of fratricide with leaders being pushed of the cliff by party heavyweights on a regular basis.
But to my knowledge, it's the party's first attempt at sororicide.

In another attempt to consolidate power, Pauline Marois rejected the idea of the three sovereigntist  parties working together by not running candidates in certain ridings so as to avoid vote-splitting.
Both Jean-Martin Aussant, leader of Option nationale and Québec solidaire's Françoise David railed against the intransigent Marois, claiming that the PQ doesn't have exclusivity when it comes to sovereignty.
What both fail to realize is that Pauline doesn't really share their agenda, that is sovereignty. For Pauline, it is all about power and in her world, winning means that all the other parties  separatist or federalist must lose.  Link{fr}

By the way, in another cave-in to public pressure, Marois much to the chagrin of nationalist groups has decided to let school administrations decide on implementing the Charest government's initiative of intensive English for francophone sixth graders.
"In response to public pressure, the Parti Quebecois has softened its position on English classes taught in elementary schools across the province, QMI Agency has learned.
PQ Education Minister Marie Malavoy, who called English a "foreign language" in October, had previously announced that her government would cancel a program that obligated schools to add 369 hours of intensive English courses to its Grade 6 curriculums.
However, sources told QMI Agency that after consultations with teachers' unions, parents and school administrations, the PQ will still cancel the program, but will allow individual schools to decide if they want to add English courses." Link

Corruption Watch ...this week

There were no startling revelations made this week at Quebec's crime commission, probably because it didn't hold any public sessions and it was actually a good thing, it seems we could all use a respite from the bombshells dropping on a daily basis.

But alas, it was not to be.
A front page story in the Journal de Montreal revealed that Arthur Porters' right hand man, Yanai Elbaz, built himself a 1.7 million dollar mansion in St. Laurent.
It seems that a construction company doing business with the hospital that Elbaz helped run with Porter, picked up the tab for over a half a million dollars of the cost.
When reporters asked Maurice O’Hana, owner of the said construction company for an explanation, he had a swift attack of amnesia, claiming he really didn't remember.

Despite all that is going on, Quebec francophones show unshakable faith in Quebec, only 24% believe that Quebec is more corrupt than other provinces. Anglophone Quebecers are not so trusting, two and a half times as many told pollsters that Quebec is more corrupt than the other promises. Link{fr}

 Metro versus Métro

Another humiliation for Yves Michaud?
It seems that French language militants made a demand at the the company's shareholder's meeting that Metro, the giant supermarket chain, change its name to include a diacritical accent over the 'é'  to better reflect its French heritage.
Two resolutions were put forward asking that the company change its logo and to use the 'new' name exclusively.
When shareholders considered the millions and millions such a change would entail, they voted with their wallets, rejecting the motion by almost 99%!
At last year's shareholder's meeting, blowhard activist Yves Michaud, already branded a bigot by a unanimous National Assembly motion, put up a big stink, demanding that the change be made to safeguard Quebec's heritage.
As one would expect, the humiliating rejection was a difficult blow to shoulder and militants railed against shareholder apathy towards the French language. Link{fr}
Read my piece Is is Yves Michaud Racist?

PQ's 'Friends & Family' sovereignty push. 

As I told you in the last post, the PQ campaign to promote sovereignty is nothing more than a cynical device to satisfy the party's militant base.
Just the same I decided to keep a watch out for the campaign and report my findings to readers. On Wednesday I deconstructed the study in a post entitled 92 Reasons to Ignore Sovereigntist Nonsense.
Today I'm following up on the formidable YouTube campaign promised by Pauline Marois.

In that regard I headed over to the PQ YouTube channel to see what I might see and was surprised to find that I was the very first viewer to have the privilege of watching Pauline's masterful speech introducing the campaign which I have dubbed the "Friends and Family Sovereigntist Campaign," because the only people interested in it are, well.....friends and family!

Here is an unretouched or Photoshopped screen grab of both Pauline's speech and that of Bernard Drainville, which I was a bit late to the party, being only the third person to screen the videos.



At any rate, I visited the site on Monday and went back today (Thursday) to see how much interest the videos were generating and how many more people watched the videos. YouTube

In the five days since the posting a grand total of a little over 2,000 people watched Pauline's video, this in a political party that supposedly has 90,000 members. I'm not sure how many 'influencable' viewers would be left after the 'friends and family' numbers were subtracted.

As for Bernard Drainville, his speech didn't do quite as well, with a view count of under 300, it hardly seems worth the effort.

Considering that our good friend Abdul Butt's video about the French language militants' protest over the Montreal Canadiens' English coach last year, garnered over 100,000 views, I'll let readers draw their own conclusions as to the impact of the Friends and Family Sovereignty campaign.

Ah... what the heck, it's Friday and if you haven't seen this great video give it a whirl.



Hmmmm. Maybe Pauline should hire Abdul...

Here's another story that will just warm the cockles of your heart.

The trial of 42 year-old man Yvan Grandmaison wrapped up on Thursday with the judge taking the verdict under advisement.

Mr. Grandmaison ran down an elderly couple one evening while they were walking near their home in a Montreal suburb. The women died and the man was badly injured.
But the driver plead not guilty claiming that it wasn't his fault, because he had been prescribed a new medication that didn't agree with him.
But the fact that he admitted to drinking four beers, doing some cocaine and taking a couple of sleeping pills before venturing out in his car on a beer run, didn't seem to faze him at all.

The accused claimed that when he ran down the couple he was perfectly sober and lucid.
However when he was arrested by police a little later on, they reported that he was completely intoxicated, a fact confirmed by tests.

True, said the accused, but the effects of his drug cocktail only kicked in later, well after he hit the couple. Read an extended account

So readers, what do you think his chances of being acquitted are?

Well, they're a lot better in Quebec, than the rest of Canada, Quebec's courts are almost three times more likely to acquit than courts in the rest of the country.

With 23.2% of Canada's population, Quebec is responsible for 76% of the country's total criminal acquittals
While 6.3% of trials in Canada end in acquittal, that figure jumps to over 16% in Quebec. See some stats.


Further weekend reading;

Zombie apocalypse emergency training cancelled by Quebec government
Zombie apocolypse debated in Parliament (video)

Zombies participate in Montreal's 2012 Zombie Walk
Nutbar goes mental over English in the Metro

West Island suicide rate lowest in Montreal region

Radio Canada's hatchet job on Quebec Chinese community

Quebec towns gearing up to save bilingual status

Montreal condo home to bikers, Mob figures, police say 

Sask Premier not sorry to see Quebec leave conference

How the woman behind three Quebec premiers survived her lover's bullets


It's Friday so here is your laugh of the week, provided by Diogenes, who swears this is an actual memo sent by Sun Life Insurance to health insurance policyholders in Quebec
“Alert - Quebec massage establishments 
Sun Life Financial has identified a growing number of massage establishments in Quebec that operate as massage parlours, offering body rubs or additional services of a sexual nature in lieu of or together with a massage, while advertising that they will issue receipts for insurance purposes.
Under the terms of our plans, coverage is only available for therapeutic or medically necessary services as accepted by standard medical practices. As a result, we will decline all massage therapy claims from such establishments – even if a receipt has been provided.
To avoid having a legitimate massage claim denied, we encourage you to research any massage provider you are considering to ensure it is a legitimate provider of therapeutic massage services. Any clinic that offers “additional” services or is a 24/7 operation will likely not meet the criteria as a quality provider.”

Not every story can have a “happy ending” I gues
s...-Diogenes

One last last thing, a brainteaser.......
You have 3 seconds to respond....

A bat and a ball cost $1.10 together
The bat costs a dollar more than the ball.
How much does the ball cost.

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Did you answer 10 cents? ...sorry, incorrect.
It's no trick, just do your math..
If you can't get it, go here....Youtube

Have a lovely weekend!
Bonne fin de Semaine!

131 comments:

  1. I hope all parties commit to closing the insanely ridiculous loophole of ex MNAs getting transition money when they are kicked of the assembly for fraud no less. It's just embarrassing.

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    1. Oh, come now, jmic! Quebec embarrasses itself for far lesser reasons! Isn't the PQ's voting in favour of the opposition's proposal mentioned at the top of this blog proof enough for you?

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    2. Well sure that's embarrassing, but that's only the PQ making fools of themselves. Letting crooked politicians take tax payer money like that makes us all look like fools, is a little accountability too much to ask for in this province?

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    3. jmic, I left Quebec going on 29 years at first because I felt Bill 22 ten years before I left was the beginning of ever increasing policies to inflict past perceived injustices back on those not of majority's ilk. After all, the weak majority, led astray by the tyrannous Roman Catholic church and equally by a government feeding off their ignorance, needed a scapegoat.

      That was backward thinking in and of itself, but when you examine all the stupidity that comes with the territory, first of all, proves I made the absolutely correct decision to leave Quebec, and secondly, the stupidity you pointed out above is just another car added to an endless train of idiotic government decisions that continues to reinforce my decision in my first point. This train started running on one locomotive, and eventually a locomotive is going to stop pulling unless more locomotives are added for additional pull strength. Problem is, the cars keep adding on, but the number of locomotives available is running out and the ones doing the pulling now are struggling with their current load.

      Should I be stuck at the level crossing watching a struggling long train cross? I said no. Life is too short and so I decided to move to another place where I could move forward instead of letting life pass me by sitting and waiting at the level crossing.

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    4. “Should I be stuck at the level crossing watching a struggling long train cross? I said no. Life is too short and so I decided to move to another place where I could move forward instead of letting life pass me by sitting and waiting at the level crossing.”

      It is true we have huge challenges in this province still, (Ok MONUMENTAL ones), but it doesn’t prevent us from earning a living and going about our lives, raising a family, taking a vacation and generally amusing ourselves every chance we get. I have never felt stuck at a train cross. I’ve immersed myself in this society and in many ways, if we do want to see the glass half full on rare occasions, when it comes to Quebec, the whole language situation is the reason I speak several, and have done extremely well for myself in the process thank-you-very-much. So have many others. I’m grateful that I am in a position today, to have many options available to me and my family. I can CHOOSE to stay or leave, I certainly won’t let anyone dictate what I do, and certainly not because I didn’t learn the language.

      Nothing is perfect anywhere and there isn’t enough space on this blog to recount the ways, and all over Canada. A niece of mine recently moved to Toronto to teach French at a primary public school and is completely bewildered with how that provincial government is handling that situation, and so on, and so on, and so on. But even when we feel we’ve evaded a challenging situation by moving to some other part of the country, we still feel very connected to Quebec, i.e, your presence on this blog Mr. Sauga. I know you will remind us that, your contribution is solely to bring about its demise, cut it off and get it out of the way. You must do what you must do I suppose. But when reading your posts, one gets the feeling that you just cannot let go, (with all due respect), even in the bitter sourness of it all, we sense you are still quite ‘forlorn’ over your departure from Quebec. It is a tough place to forget about, isn’t it?

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    5. Furthermore, by FORCING us, the Anglophones and Allophones to learn French, (while impeding as much as possible the local Francophones from learning English), they have basically set US (the anglo/allos) with a distinct advantage. The more they hinder their own from learning English, and this will sound cold and calculated, the better off the rest of us are, especially when it comes to jobs. I may never work for government in this province or Hydro Quebec, or the STM, but ..nor do I want to. There is plenty of 'Industry' out there, and I know I can have my pick at any time. How many unilingual pur-laines can say that?

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    6. Of course you're right Ance but we need a political party that can get this across to the francophones with publicity and support. This is just another message that is not getting through to the right people. There are so many things that the liberals could be doing if they were really a federalist party and this is just one of many.

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    7. AnecTOTE, Nobuddy's forcin' ya ta do nuttin'; however, I'll betcha a bunca blintzes that if you lived and worked temporarily outside Quebec, you'd never return.

      You're absolutely right about there being no perfection anywhere, even here in Ontario, but just about anywhere else in North America is closer to perfection than the idiotic language costs in Quebec.

      Here in Ontario, at least in Mississauga where I reside, the parks are kept in very pristine condition. I remember my parks back in Laval being that way in the 1960s, the nearest one to me having a maze in which to play hide and seek, as sandbox and a wading pool when to me such pool may as well have been an ocean. Today, that park's sand box has sod over where it once was, as does the pool and the maze too was demolished. The baseball field and tennis courts are now small soccer practice fields, and I don't think there is a hockey rink there anymore. It used to be completely open, and now there is a fence around the perimeter locking the park up at night. In short, the park where I frolicked away my childhood is now a dump!

      A buddy of mine living in NDG has a baseball team that plays fundraising games for a local hospital. For the summer, he arranges games at Hampstead Park where the ball field is kept in respectible condition, but for the spring, they have to play elsewhere (in NDG). Hampstead lets them pay around the time they start to play in the summer. They used to donate the time because the hospital employees serve the community, but due to costs, they had to suspend that generosity. The park in NDG is used in the early spring until school lets out. Before talking to them (it's run by the City of Montreal), they want a cheque for the whole two months or so they rent the ball park), and more often than not, the bathrooms and equipment shed are locked, the water fountain is off, and the field isn't prepared (i.e., no foul lines chocked, no bases provided, etc).

      In Mississauga, the bathrooms are opened 9-9, many of the parks, especially by Lake Ontario are equipped with barbecues and there are nature trails all kept in pristine condition. Mississauga 2, Hampstead 1, Montreal sucks (i.e., below zero)! Montreal has a bunch of unionized do-nothings who piss on the parks, trucks block the road indifferently creating stalled traffic when they collect garbage and when road work is being done, five watch with their thumbs up their rectoms while one actually does some work.

      AnecTOTE, you can have it!! Lazy, something-for-nothing bastards!

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    8. Why would they close any loophole when they can all take advantage of the tax-payer? This is quebec after all, the most corrupt province in Canada. Does anyone doubt that?

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  2. That Grandmaison story is beyond belief, but I wouldn't be surprised if he escapes going to the "big house" (see the pun?)

    Levesque didn't get into any trouble for killing a vagrant while drunk and visually impaired at the wheel (also for not having worn the glasses his driver's license called for him to do), Paul Rose et al were freed after committing first degree murder a few years after being sentanced to life in prison, and Karla Homolka roamed free of any ridicule after a measly 12 years for killing her own sister.

    The fact Quebec leads the acquittal horse race by 50 lengths is proof positive its collective society has perverse values!

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    1. What vageant are you talking about? Edgar Trottier was a War Veteran, not a vagrant! It was Rene Levesque who was DUI and still operating a motor vehicule.

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      Anonymous, read my post below. Edgar Trottier was a trouble making drunk who was shunted from the Old Brewery Mission
      to the Salvation Army Men's Hostel and several other short term facilities. I was there and had to deal with him. His war history had nothing to do with it. Ed

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    3. Not to say he didn't have PTSD which went undiagnosed because they didn't know about it in those days. Still no excuse for Levesque to be driving drunk and he got away with it because of who he was = none of the rest of us would have.

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    4. Good one, Ed! Either way, a vagrant is a human being. I never heard anything in committing a vehicular homicide law stating a vagrant is a lesser human being than a billionaire. Simply put, Lévesque's homicide was covered up and there is NO excuse for it, but Quebec being what it is, they let drunk drivers, terrorists and other killers roam fre, esp. if they're Francophone. Let's see what happens to that guy who alledgededly attempted to kill Pauline Marois! An Anglophone who steals a loaf of bread in Quebec hasn't a prayer compared to the likes of Lévesque, Paul Rose and tous le gang from the FLQ!

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  3. This lady in the metro is the sad reality that emerges when separatists reproduce themselves.

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  4. Woohoo! NDOA got a mention in today's The Gazette!

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Rally+against+Bill+features+some+prominent+names+from/7967574/story.html

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    1. great story... complete with the lamb lobby naysayers build bridges... Neville Chamberlain never prevented any murders from the Gas chamber...

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  5. Ed: Please be sure to check out my comments to you on the last thread - you have misinterpreted a lot of what I'm saying. Thank you. I want to be very clear about the statements I make and don't want any misunderstandings.

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  6. A Friday laugh

    The Pope and Quebec's new Premier, Pauline Marois were on the same stage at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto in front of a huge crowd.

    The Pope leaned towards Pauline and said, "Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display; it will go deeply into their hearts and they will forever speak of this day and rejoice!"

    Ms. Marois replied, "I seriously doubt that! With one little wave of your hand...show me?!"

    So the Pope backhanded her and knocked her off the stage! ...and the crowd roared and cheered wildly and there was happiness throughout the land!

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  7. Don't forget the rally on Sunday 12:00 pm in front of Marois' office. Hopefully there will be a huge turnout.
    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Rally+against+Bill+features+some+prominent+names+from+past/7967574/story.html

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    1. En avant les braves,moi je reste chez-moi...N'est-ce pas peggy?

      Hahahahaha!

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    2. Better not do any material damage or else you'll be linked to the students, the Black Blok, the communists, the anarchists and all those awful groups of our society!

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    3. @cutie003

      will you participate cutie003?

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    4. resident trolls = Village idiots = keyboard ASSHOLES

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    5. According to this blog, one broken window is enough to discredit a whole movement.

      Be careful guys!

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    6. "careful guys" careful of what???? is that a threat?? it is only the Seppie/Nationalist Xenophobes that have a history of violence...

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    7. There-in lies the problem L of T. Okay...I’m gonna go there...”The big elephant in the room”!

      Had we stuck around, instead of leaving in droves 40yrs ago, and hit these streets and caused...a bit of raucous, we’d all be in a very different place today, wouldn’t we? I know that sounds really judgemental and probably unfair, I have no business even mentioning such a thing..really. I completely get that people project very different lives for themselves and they are entitled to live them out accordingly, no one owes anyone anything right? But very often, when something is well worth it..what’s that expression, ‘you gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet’?..Ah...it would have been one hell of an omelet though!! Custom-made!!!

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    8. Careful not to break anything. You clearly don't want to be confused with those rebel students. Also, don't forget that Pauline Marois loves street protests.

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    9. Wonder what she'll wear to ours? A face mask would be a good start - lol

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    10. Also perhaps the commentator from CTV Montreal Mr. Brian Wilson may be there (check out my link below to today's opinion) because even he says that it's time the anglophones started fighting back with the advent of Bill 14. Wouldn't surprise me a bit.

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    11. AnceTOTE: Yes, I have my fair share of regrets for not doing anything those long years ago also. Hind sight always 20-20 but we have to hope it's not to late to change things - one thing for sure - we cannot sit back any longer without protesting these on-goings attacks against our community. Sure can't do any harm and hopefully it will do a lot of good. Glad you're attending also.

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    Mr.Sauga'
    I don't like Rene :Levesque but in all fairness I can't see him being blamed for killing a man. The man Trottier was a violent drunk who took more than he could handle. He had a habit of passing out and laying where he fell in the middle of the floor or the street. He would get violent if someone tried to move him. I was evening supervisor at the Salvation Army Men's Hostel at the time. I was young and strong enough to handle any drunk that came my way but I was going off duty and I didn't want to leave him for the others to put up with so I called the Police and they took him in a Police Ambulance to the Montreal General.. Apparently the hospital decided we was drunk not sick so they expelled him. The police questioned me the next day and I told them that I had carried him on my shoulder to the ambulance which they already knew..
    Apparently the police said that the hospital revived him and put him out because he got violent.
    It was a wet rainy night and the police said they had calls that a man was laying in the middle of the street just before it happened.
    Edgar Trottier was a victim of his own nastiness. Ed

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    1. Ed! Wow! I can't believe I read what I read in the first line of your response, and I thought you are an avid churchgoer, at least at some point in your life. Perhaps Mr. Trottier was mentally ill and probably should have been placed in a rehab center instead of being released, esp. if he was not in his right mind. For Lévesque to have been allowed to go Scott free when his sobriety was in question is not right, and nobody has a right to kill another except in self-defense. Mr. Trottier was obviously a very troubled man, but for you to state Lévesque can't be blamed for killing the man, I am shocked and VERY disillusioned to have read what you wrote. I guess you had some personal vendetta against the man.

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  9. Be sure to read the commentary from CTV Montreal News:
    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/postscript-marois-should-have-known-better-1.1158269#commentsForm-370114

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    Ed - Do you honestly believe that there will not be civil war if the separatists take the province out with a 50+1 vote? You think that won't happen? What are you saying? That they are bluffing? Did you think Parizeau was bluffing when he said he would have taken Canada out of confederation the next day? How do we avoid civil war in this instance? Do you think people will accept this without a fight? I don't believe that for one minute.
    Cutie, for the last time I'm saying there will be no separation, no partition and no civil war. We are not barbarians. We are canadians. We are famous for settling things for countries all over the world, we will not do any less here. please stop trying to convi9nce me the :Liberals are doing nothing. I KNOW THEY ARE DOING NOTHING. They are without a leader for heaven sake and all the world seems content to wait a month for results except for you. You are willing to wait for the Equality Party to organize which could take years but not
    the Liberals. Have you never heard the expression, "Usually the devil you know is better then the devil you don't know." If you don't be;ieve that, at least give them an equal chance.nd yes Parizeau was buffing. He knew he had no power to do sucha thing. Notice that he said it after they lost, never before. PLEASE, stop worrying about 50+1. It's meaningless. Ed

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    1. Ed writes:

      "...at least give (the Liberals) an equal chance."

      Uh, we've given them an equal chance for 39 years. Nothing from them.

      When exactly do you think they will do something for us, Ed?

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    2. I agree Tony - Now is the time these potential leaders have a chance to stand out and stand up for the minorities but not one have said a word about these onerous bills that the PQ keep trying to push through the assembly plus they themselves have cut our throat many times in the past. The only thing that will happen if and when they get back into power is that some political stability will return during their tenure and will give us an opportunity to sell our homes and get out which is a choice we don't have when the PQ are in power because nobody wants to move to this province with their bigoted, anti-english, IF, SSJB and language police policies. If just one of them had any guts and stood up for us, I would give them a chance to make good but at the present time I will vote for the Equality Party if they can get their paperwork finalized before the next election. I 'm keeping my fingers crossed that this time the real federalists in this province will come forward, francophone, anglophone and allophones alike, to put a stop to all this divisive, hateful, disgusting rhetoric spewed forth by these separatists. Other than that, this province is doomed I'm afraid.

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    3. And he didn't state it before the referendum because they would never have come within 50+1 because most people didn't understand the question. He knew that he could suck people in for the "yes" vote by NOT saying what his plans were. He knew exactly what he was doing - most people thought they were voting for more independence within Canada with all the benefits attached to that tie to Canada. At least 30% of the population were fooled by the question; it was so damn confusing and deliberately so. These people take pride in the fact that they can deceive the public - they lie, they cheat, they steal, they're everything a civilized society should be ashamed of but they do this with pride, especially here in quebec. If just one of them had any balls, they would tell the truth about the consequences of leaving and the inherent problems in dismantling a country, including the LIBERALS, especially when they`re in the opposition, but they don`t - this I find reprehensible and every damn political party in this country is guilty, including our federal government.

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    4. FROM ED
      Tony,
      Please tell me which party would have done better or has ever done anything better for Quebc. Union Nationale? Conservative? Perhaps the ADQ or the Bloc? The Equality certainly didn't do more than the Liberals but talk now like they are the saviour of Quebec when all they will do is split the vote and reelct the PQ. Even marois will vote for them.
      The Liberals under Jean Leage turned this province around. We are no longer subjects of the Roman Catholic Church.
      They did it before and they can do it again. But if we all keep saying no they won't be abl to get in. Instead of making nothing statements Tony, tell us who would do better. Give us a concrete suggestion. Would you prefer the party that's led by a man who applauded the FLQ muderers. The Liberal party does not belong to the English alone.They have had to please the Francophones that voted against Marois. The French who helped us win the last referendum.
      If they do nothing but get elected they will be serving the English by knocking the PQ out of power. How is that so hard to
      understand. They are the only ones that can solve a big problem for us just by winning the election. People are calling me a liberal lover because I can see the simple way and prefer to take it. The Liberals have the French federalists with them.
      It was anglos splitting the vote that put marois in power. We have no one to blame but ourselves looking for a better deal by a party with an underhanded snake in charge. So what is it Tony? tell us who to vote for that will do a better job. Ed

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    5. Ed, I'm 100% with Tony K on this one. The last crop of Liberals serving in the English and ethnic constituencies were Quislings who towed the party line and damn the constituents who (moronically) voted for them.

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    6. I had to stop writing immediately above because I was interrupted for other priorities. I'm somewhat cloudy trying to construe your line "They did it before and they can do it again." Who is "they"? The Roman Catholic church? I very much doubt "they" will ever be able to gain the grip on Francophone society the way they did for two centuries. If they do, G-d bless Quebec. They'd need it! That would be tantamount to another Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran. Then again Khomeini's influence is pretty close now to what it was prior to his death. Quebec WAS the head office in North America for the Roman Catholic church and Quebec is still having trouble defining itself (notwithstanding Bouchard's ridiculous wise crack about Canada not being a real country while Quebec knew its role).

      Too, you wrote "Even marois will vote for them." Who is "them"? The PQ? Who the hell else is she going to vote for?

      Only Jacques Parasite would turn his back on his party à la Benedict Arnold, because he is a broken, bitter pill! His "money and the ethnic vote" post '95 Referendum speech was lashing out at scapegoats because he only had those loose straws to grasp. Coming from the pedigree of a highly respected grandfather who was a surgeon and a father who founded a successful financial and insurance company, this mongrel whose path to an excellent education and access to the highest members of society ate sour grapes and drank bitter water because his power was usurped by someone who read his audience better than he did. Among his pedigree, he is the mongrel, the black sheep!

      I won't state that an Equality Party 2.0 will be some kind of savior. Far from it! What it will do, however, is give Anglophones and others who are "les autres" and not "pur laine" a voice in the Assembly, but only if the constituents stick together. As Tony wrote, over the last 39 years the Liberals have not represented the minorities. At best, they've maybe been the "best of the worst", but I for one given the opportunity don't simply want the "best of the worst".

      I left Quebec going on 29 years ago based on how I felt going on 39 years ago after Bou-bou Pearl Harboured us with Bill 22. It didn't take long for me to feel disenfranchised with his stroke of the pen on July 31, 1974, and for what has ensued since that date has moved me to feel apathetic toward's Quebec not care if she separates or not. In fact, I'd prefer separation if for no other reason than Quebec has become nothing but an antagonistic expense to the rest of us. Quebec has been constantly draining the energy of the rest of us moving forward uninterrupted as quickly as we can to strive for excellence...to be an even better country than we are right now. In fact, I think we've lost a lot of our status within the international community because we're constantly having to put out fires caused by this mischievous antagonism. Galganov has openly stated he's now for separatism, and so am I. For all of Quebec's endless beefing, it's just not worth it! NOBODY, but NOBODY is that important, least of all a jurisdiction such as Quebec, so as to stifle Canada's aspirations to regain the level of respect and esteem we once enjoyed. NOBODY!

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    7. Ed says:

      "The Equality certainly didn't do more than the Liberals but talk now like they are the saviour of Quebec when all they will do is split the vote and reelct the PQ."

      The Equality Party, Ed, was never in power. The Liberals were.

      Yet what did the EP do while having just 4 of 125 seats in the National Assembly?

      1) They voted against Bill 150, a bill that the Liberals introduced that, in terms of setting the conditions for separation of Quebec from Canada had, up to that point, far surpassed anything the PQ had every put forth;

      2) The EP was represented on the Belanger-Campeau Commission. No one -- and I mean NO ONE -- from the Liberals on that commission represented Canada or the anglo community, day in and day out, the way that Robert Libman tirelessly did.

      3) When the Liberals introduced a motion in support of the "notwithstanding" clause, only the EP was there to vote against it.

      4) Day in and day out in the National Assembly, the EP was there to represent human rights and Canada.

      5) Regarding "splitting the vote" which you claim that running EP candidates will do. Can you name me ONE riding, Ed, that the EP ever ran in that risked splitting the vote? D'Arcy McGee, for example, traditionally gets 95% or thereabouts Liberal vote. You'd have to split it, literally, 15 times in order to elect the PQ. The EP has ALWAYS fielded candidates in ridings where vote splitting is a virtual impossibility. But why is it, Ed, that the EP presents the danger of splitting the vote? Why isn't it the Liberals who are the ones who in fielding candidates are risking splitting the vote?

      6) As for who to vote for: Ed, they are forming an Equality Party 2.0. They are better than voting Liberal. If the EP 2.0 doesn't get off the ground, spoiling your ballot is infinitely preferable to voting Liberal.

      7) When separation happens, Ed, when you wake up the next morning and look in the mirror, you'll be looking at the reason why you lost your country.

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  11. An interesting read. I am curious though as to why you characterize the Radio Canada Grand Dossier on Brossard Chinatown as a "hatchet job". I explored the feature thoroughly and found it quite informative. I especially appreciated the trilingual interface.

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      I'm presently out of town and can't reply for at least couple of hours. I'm going to put together a response which I hope you and readers will find interesting.
      I'll post my response as a new comment so everyone can read it.( I'll reference your comment)

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    2. From the bit I watched and the comments on the site they seemed to have gone out of their way to find insular individuals who are in Chinese communities and try to not engage with the rest of the population.

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    3. Nobody? Do you really think you can call something a "hatchet job" and not have to back it up with facts when you're called on it? What do you think that does to your credibility?

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  12. Latest news from Alliance Quebec.

    AQ2 Update NEWS to SPREAD on your Toast
    by alliancequebec2
    Updates on what's a comin'...

    Ok... The ALLiance Quebec 2.0 website will be up and mostly ready by this Monday.

    We have a series of nearly two dozen YouTube videos which we will be releasing on a daily basis or so to our Youtube channel AllianceQuebec2; these releases will begin next week.

    Our Board Game, Bill 101: Le Board Game, Our Bill 101 Le Toilet Paper and Bill 101: Le Card Game, Le Bumper Stickeur and Le Fridge Magnet are all on order/in production and ready for consumption!

    FEB 27, WEDS, 7PM-9:30 PM: PENCIL IT IN! Our launch date/soiree entitled PILL 101: A Bitter One to Swallow... More details to follow!

    Exciting, fun stuff and exciting, fun times! Tell your friends about us. AQ2 is going to launch on to the scene with a vengeance, and we're pulling international business entities into our argument from the get-go! Help us to help all of us!

    More soon!

    Peace

    Ian :)

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  13. Who will be the most promising candidates in the Liberal leadership convention?

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    1. Everyone seems to think that Coullaird will win the Leadership EDM. The problem with all of them is that not one have spoken up on the matter of Bill 101 or Bill 14 that is coming up for debate in March, nor what they are going to do to protect the minorities in this province. To the best of my knowledge, nothing will change in the way they do things now and that is why it is to necessary that the Equality Party get up and running before the next election. I've heard that they will not support Bill 14 which then leaves the matter in the hands of the CAQ and who knows what they will do. Unfortunately, the liberals have never stood behind us for the past 40 years and it looks as if things will not change. Every time one of the potential leaders are asked a question concerning the minorities, they duck the question and now is the time where, at least one of them, should be willing to speak out about the ethnic cleansing that is continuing unabated in this stinking province.

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  14. Of course the ball is not $0.10. If the ball is $0.10 then the bat will be $1.10, makes the total sum $1.20. The ball is $0.05 and the bat is $1.05. The total is $1.10, the difference is $1.-.

    However, I have to chuckle a bit at the prices of equipment in the case. Quick check at SportChek yields baseball balls price of $3 - $10 and baseball bats price of $60 - $150.

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    1. Surprise, surprise... the SportChek website is blocked in Quebec. We have to use another company's website (also owned by the same parent company), Sports Experts. And, oh look! The English/French link is a tiny button down around the bottom of the page.

      http://www.sportchek.ca/error/block.jsp

      http://www.sportsexperts.ca

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  15. "Is is Yves Michaud Racist?". No he is not. He is xenophobic. That is a from of hate more insidious that racism. I think it is important to make the distinction between racism and xenophobia (ethnic hate) simply because there are legal implications. I do not know of any country where a group succeeded in making xenophobia quasi-legal as Quebec succeeded. Obviously, they would not succeed with racism.

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    1. You obviously never heard of Nazi Germany! How about what happened in the former Yugoslavia? How about Cambodia? Rwanda? Uganda and other countries? Come on now!

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  16. I read so many Kijji ads that are English and hear English often around Montreal etc that it is insane that PQ and before refuse to acknowledge that not everyone that uses STM, public highways and government services and health care speak French.

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    1. Well, Kijiji is an american company don't ask any separatist to post an ad their. Bill 101 doesn't extend to online companies headquartered outside of Quebec. Well the PQ is insane. Marois, Parizeau and Levesque were insane.

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    2. OMG - can you imagine if Bill 101 ever ever reached outside the borders of this stinking place? The separatists are unbearable now - for sure they would be dawning white sheets!

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    3. Well, Cutie Bill 101 is not leaving Quebec. Especially in the United States, where Live free or Die is so strong.

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    4. No other province or state in the western hemisphere would ever ever consider adopting such a law - only in quebec you say. Ridiculous - the rest of the world moves forward and we move backwards. What else is new in fantasyland?

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    5. Liam,

      You know what? Somebody at Imperatif francais actually asked the government to have Kijiji stop classifying Gatineau as part of Ottawa area. As if the government - any level of it - has the authority to tell a private company how to design its site?

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    6. Yeah, I saw that and laughed at their nerve - you have to admit they have more nerve than Dick Tracy - lol

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  17. FROM ED
    Who is Ian? I thought the interim leader of the EQ party was someone named Marc. Ed

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    1. I believe the post was from Alliance Quebec 2.0, not the equality party 2.0. I guess they're reforming too?

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    2. FROM ED
      Thanks anonymous, I missed that. I thought alliance quebec was a group of businesmen representing large corporations, not an actual party. What they suggest here sounds like the ideal thing to reach borderline francophones. The Liberals will select a leader within a month and we can expect some action soon. The Equailities will not be a party by then and the CAQ will have to back the Liberals. The Libs were popular with the French press until the accusations of corruptions but since absolutely no wrong doing has been found I feel they will be again. The CAQ will not be a threat in the next election as we have all seen the mistake in voting for them. Liberals with a majority. P Q's wiped out. I wait patiently for it all to happen. Ed

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    3. Alliance Quebec is going after business to pressure quebec for the return of rights and freedoms - They are not a political party as such to the best of my knowledge. Received an e-mail from CRITIQ - Support Canadian Rights in Quebec - they are having a meeting 28 Feb at 1730 hours in Room A, Delta Centre Ville, Hotel Delta, 77 University St., Free Admission, Speakers: Beryl Wajsman, Barbara Kay, Brent Tyler, Robert Libman, RSVP via e-mail. Hit their website for more info.

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    4. Alliance Quebec are a great group. I found that Quebec Community Network didn't do enough. They contributed to the development of the province, including the creation of a dedicated building for the anglophone college in the Outaouais. I support their return to the provincial stage. They will dispel many myth par Pauline "I don't understand economics" Marois. I would like to go to the meeting but I can not go to Quebec City. Hope they will come back to Heritage College, we still need them.

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    5. For sure Liam - where are you situated? Don't say if it worries you.

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    6. I found the last iteration of AQ to be impotent. I hope this next iteration has more bite to it.

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  18. The Editor writes:

    "For Jacques Parizeau, his resignation after his referendum night drunken gaffe has always been a bitter pill to swallow and he's taken it out on every PQ leader since, undermining their authority with contrary and sometimes insulting pronouncements."

    Parizeau's resignation may very well have been a bitter pill for him to swallow. But for the life of me, I saw absolutely nothing wrong with his "money and the ethnic vote" declaration and do not consider it a "gaffe" at all. I don't agree with the "money" half of his statement but, of course, that wasn't the part that everyone was up in arms about.

    Francophones are a majority in Quebec. From that reference point, everyone who isn't white, French-speaking, and Catholic are "ethnics". Them's the rules. Just as in Iowa and many other parts of the U.S., the term "ethnic" refers to those that are not White and Christian because "white and Christian" is "the norm" (not "normal" but, in the statistical sense, the norm). Of course, the U.S.'s demographics are changing and the reference point for using the term "ethnic" very well may change as well. But it is an empirical fact -- verified by experts -- that "ethnics" (anglophones, allophones, non-white francophones) most certainly did serve as the deciding factor by their 95-99% "no" vote in defeating the "yes" side, which is exactly what Parizeau was addressing.

    I find it the height of hypocrisy that the powers that be in Canada (politicians, media, pundits) ALL dumped on Parizeau for making an allegedly "racist" statement when those very people have never said "boo!" when it has come to actual discrimination in Canada that segregates rights. I am referring, of course, to the segregation in the language of education laws of Bill 101 as well as (and much worse) section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    This wasn't the first instance in which Parizeau got into trouble for making observations about ethnics. He had done it a few years earlier in Laval when he was in Opposition. I felt the same way then as I do now.

    See: Parizeau justified in defining voter groups

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    1. Tony, I can't access your link, but nevertheless, Parasite is a bigot, pure and simple, and just a defeated, bitter and broken old man. Nothing more, nothing less.

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  19. Bitter, power-hungry, millionaire who cares naught about the average Joe Blow and is willing to throw everyone under the bus to achieve his goal of being famous for creating a "country". Same as most of these politicians in quebec.

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    1. FROM ED
      You're right Cutie, Parizeau was power hungry but he did it in such a laid back way that people didn't realize. Most thought the province was being run by the cabinet but he worked underhandedly and his fingers were in everything. Marois on the other hand does the same but is so blatant about being the boss that she comes across as a bumbling George III at his worst.. She doesn't realize that when taking credit for everything you also take the blame for the gaffes, of which there are many. Ed

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    2. To fortify what Ed wrote above, with any luck we'll get to see the full impact of Princess Pauline crashing and burning. I guess a beheading is too wishful thinking. Parasite's granite head should be after hers (before, really).

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  20. Wow - article in Vigile.net stands up for the english language flyers in St. Agathe. Will miracles never cease!

    http://www.vigile.net/Quebec-s-language-laws-reach-a-new

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    1. Vigile will archive news story english press including Globe and Mail and Canadian Press. Those stories are only published to report on Quebec-bashing in English Canada.

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    2. Thank you Liam - I did not know that. With any luck, neither will other readers of the rag.

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    3. It even has a wikipedia page.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Quebec_sentiment

      I like this sentence: "The scope or the level at which the expression of extreme or virulent anti-Quebec opinion represents an opinion widely held in English Canada has been debated by moderate federalist elements in the French-speaking media. Some commentators have said that allegations of Quebec-bashing are an over-reaction to the usual attacks in heated politics" When even wikipedia tries to discredit your movement, we have a problem.
      Anyway, I like the Boisclair part:"I have closed this file. I understand that there is a difference between French and English in the use of this expression, and that the English is more pejorative, but I am not in linguistics- I am in politics." It still is pejorative in french. That guy was incompetent and deserved to lose. He should have said sorry, instead of blaming it on Quebec bashing.

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  21. Graham Fraser at Le Devoir

    http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/371041/le-poids-demographique-des-anglophones-ne-devrait-pas-determiner-leurs-droits

    "ils sont 38 % de la ville, mais ça n'a pas d'impact sur leurs droits. " Ottawa is a bilingual city, OC Transpo has installed a bilingual Next Stop on all it's buses and train. Also, all tickets agent need to understand french and english. Also, only 15% of Ottawa speak french. (http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3506008&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=ottawa&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=)

    "non-francos d'Ottawa refusent d'offrir le service bilingue dans leur commerce, et là, on parle même pas encore de l'affichage commercial." commerce is private entity.

    "Pendant ce temps, la CBC, qui n'avait plus la volonté (morale ou financière, le sait-on vraiment?) de présenter du hockey en français, en présente maintenant et depuis quelques années en langue Punjabi." What is that all about? Source, please.

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    1. Did you read the comments under the column? The hate they have for the anglophone community is so apparent. There is one commentator from Northern Ontario that would like quebec to separate but I don't see them moving back to this God-forsaken place. They honestly think that we anglophones in this province are treated with "kid gloves" - don't know what they suggest we be treated like? Perhaps stoning on the streets will be next. Ass------.

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    2. I know the comment pages are hateful separatist. I used to have a account to dispel separatist propaganda but everyone accused me of Quebec-bashing. So, I left and Joined No Dogs. Much easier comment pages. The Northern Ontario guy was the most hypocritical of them all, why don't you come back if it you don't like it. Maybe because their is no jobs in this province.

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  22. Quebec Debt Problem about to get worse
    http://mises.ca/posts/blog/quebecs-debt-problem-about-to-get-worse/

    "However, Quebec was under the leadership of Jean Charest from the Liberals in 2011. If the liberals, with their comparatively conservative government, managed to lose jobs, how will the PQ fare with their higher tax policies and burdensome regulations?" Good statement, except Jean "I can't control spending" Charest wasted 200 million to buy votes in Quebec. Wasted money for the language police. That is not what I call a conservative.

    "While Alberta gained nearly 100,000 jobs in 2011, Quebec lost 56,000 jobs." What about Jean "I can't control spending" Charest. What about that Pauline "I don't know economics" Marois? You don't create jobs if you tax and regulate business. We need to develop oil and gaz industry. We need to rebuild Montreal.

    "To add fuel to the fire, Quebec is also the province with the highest debt, 253 billion, and growing at a pace of about $20 million a day. See the video below about Quebec’s debt problem. Quebec is ranked the fifth largest debtor in the world by the IEDM, right after Greece and Iceland. Expect this number to increase even more as the PQ tries to enact their tax hikes, as more and more high net worth individuals leave Quebec."

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    1. The sad part is their focus is never the economy - they are socialist to buy yes votes for separation and don't give a sweet shit about anything else. When they're bankrupt, it may shake them up but not until then or separation - whichever comes first - but either way, we're headed for bankruptcy.

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    2. If the Quebec government would be willing to lower taxes, lower corporate income and lower personal income. more people would invest in Quebec. Entrepreneurial spirit would flourish. Quebec would have more disposable income. Francophone would have more money to spend on francophone artists, allowing them to be more popular and stop relying on the government.

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    3. Those are just some of the reasons Liam - unfortunately, the language laws have a lot to do with his also. If a company has a branch office here and does business with the rest of North America, it would double their office expenses for one thing, doing everything in french here and having to do it in english for everywhere else. A big problem for a company trying to keep costs under control.

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  23. So here's a really interesting letter from today's The Gazette: "Canada didn't give land in order to lose it", please read it, this letter writer makes some logical & sensible points.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Letter+Provinces+shouldn+able+leave+Confederation+with+more/7937560/story.html

    He basically says that, to be fair, you leave with what you came in with:

    " Look at a map. The northern boundary of Quebec as understood at its entry into Confederation was well south of James Bay. If Quebec wanted to go, she would do so without all her hydro and mineral resources north of that boundary"

    and also

    ...."The time to settle this matter is not when we are in the middle of our constitutional crisis but now, before the next of what will otherwise be another of our never-ending referendums"

    These are EXCELLENT points.

    So Mister H. are you and your government the ones brave enough to take this in hand and FINALLY deal with this province, 'l'enfant terrible'??

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    1. Also, the Native signed the treaty with the Crown and by extension with the Canadian Government. They have the legal right to partition themselves from the new Quebec Government contrary to what many separatist will tell you.

      Well nobody in Ottawa wants to reopen the Constitutional Crisis, and frankly it get tiresome. This province isn't going anywhere and the PQ should just admit. Prime Minister Harper knows how to play the game.

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    2. I don't know Liam, I would take out some insurance, that's how you ENSURE sh*t don't happen. LOL

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    3. We have talked about the Constitutional Issue for too long. The reality is that Quebec will never agree to recognize a constitutional change. The situation is very clear. The Native have signed a treaty with the Canadian and will exercise their right to separation from Quebec, if they choose to.

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    4. If anyone can and will be willing to do it, Mr. H. might take it on if pushed too far by the seppies. Miss Piggy will find that he is no pushover like some of our past leaders and he has nothing to lose in quebec. I have hope that he will not give her anything she asks for - they have too much power now and abuse it continuously.

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    5. You're right to a degree Cutie. Although, Prime Minister Harper knows what happened to the Progressive Conservatives with then-Prime Minister Mulroney. Mulroney tried to pander the seperatist and it backfired on the PC.

      Harper knows sovereignty and sovereign-associated have few support in Quebec. Also, Marois and Layton are in opposition and Harper has nothing to lose. No Harper will keep his focus on the economy, which as PM should be his #1 priority.

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    6. As I said Liam that is just great with me as long as he gives no more power of any kind to quebec. They should be treated the same as every other province and not given anything else - they already have more power than the other provinces and look what they've done with it. In or out is the question - back to the Constitution and no Withstanding Clause for these weasels to duck out of every responsibility that the others have.

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  24. "First Nations people are not immigrants, the rest of us our" Justin Trudeau

    mmmm...I think I've said this once or twice myself, on this blog... n'est CE pas, lolololololol

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  25. FROM ED
    Liam and Cutie, I wrote a post to Tony, please go above and read it.
    I am tired of listening to you two digging out every voice across Canada that hates Quebec and Quebecers. You sound like an english version of vigile.net. We don't need to hear these depressing things over and over. For God's sake come up with something new. Ed

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    1. Wait a minute, Ed. I do not hate Quebec. All my information I present are for the economic improvement of the province. I want Quebec to have a strong economy and stop receiving Equalization. I also, want to correct misinformation from Quebec politician. I am from Quebec, I a can assure that I do no hate the province. I hate the radical minority that are holding the province hostage.

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    2. Yes Ed - I'm also tired of you saying we hate quebec when we hate the politics in quebec - there is a difference if you haven't understood that. You also going on and on about the liberals is tiresome too - they have done nothing and will do nothing to help our cause and that what this blog is about, not about promoting the liberals. You talk about splitting the vote - I'm saying I want a vote that represents me and what I believe in and that is something that the liberals do not offer nor even discuss. The Equality Party had a hard time last time around because of voters like yourself that were always worried about splitting the vote even though they strategically planned for that. The liberals are closet separatists and everyone on this blog except yourself agree with that. They themselves put in bills that took away our rights and they have not changed, ever, so if I get a chance to vote for another party that will work towards that end, I intend to give them a chance. I'm not saying they are crooked, never did say that, but they sure as hell are no help to the minorities. And I can say the same as you "for God's sake come up with something new".

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    3. Just a question, is Ed and Editor the same guy?

      I hope I did not rebut the editor, just thinking.

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    4. No - Ed is just a contributor like ourselves. The Editor makes sure, with his own logo (I think he has one comment on this page if you go back some) that he identifies himself as "Editor".

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  26. FROM ED
    Tony,
    Please tell me which party would have done better or has ever done anything better for Quebc. Union Nationale? Conservative? Perhaps the ADQ or the Bloc? The Equality certainly didn't do more than the Liberals but talk now like they are the saviour of Quebec when all they will do is split the vote and reelect the PQ. Even marois will vote for them.
    The Liberals under Jean Leage turned this province around. We are no longer subjects of the Roman Catholic Church.
    They did it before and they can do it again. But if we all keep saying no, they won't be abl to get in. Instead of making nothing statements Tony, tell us who would do better. Give us a concrete suggestion. Would you prefer the party that's led by a man who applauded the FLQ muderers. The Liberal party does not belong to the English alone.They have had to please the Francophones that voted against Marois. We are only 20%, if the Liberals get elected with a majority of even 60% it will mean that 40% of the french voted for them. Twice as much as we can do. The 40% French who helped us win the last referendum. Every French man talk to speaks highly of the Liberals. it's not just the Libs we need, it's these voters they have in their pocket.
    If they do nothing but get elected they will be serving the English community by knocking the PQ out of power. How is that so hard to understand. They are the only ones that can solve a big problem for us just by winning the election. People are calling me a liberal lover because I can see the simple way and prefer to take it. The Liberals have the French federalists with them.
    It was anglos splitting the vote that put marois in power. We have no one to blame but ourselves looking for a better deal by a party with an underhanded snake in charge. So what is it Tony? tell us who to vote for that will do a better job. Ed
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    1. Ed, Who applauded the FLQ Murders?

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      In 1981, at the Party Quebecois leadership convention, 3 members of the FLQ entered the room. The body rose and gave them a twenty minute standing ovation. One of the men in that room was 24 yr old Francois Legault who introduced pauline Marois as a Candidate for th leadership. Legault has been an ardent separatist for 27 years, fighting for them in the referendums and elections. He had his eye on the Premiership but could not beat Pauline's money. Nw he wants us to forget all that and elect him our leader. Yeah sure. Even paul;ine says no


      MONTREAL - A man who wants to spoil the Parti Quebecois' sprint to electoral victory found himself fending off some sharp elbows tossed his way Wednesday.

      Francois Legault, who polls suggest might have the best chance of dislodging the PQ from front-runner status, came under attack on multiple fronts.

      First, the Coalition party leader had his character criticized in a newspaper interview. PQ Leader Pauline Marois, who used to serve in cabinet with Legault, suggested he had a history of double-crossing colleagues and should not be trusted by voters.

      "I can't take it anymore," Marois told Montreal La Presse. "Francois Legault is a big talker, small doer."

      "He left his partners (at Air Transat) without warning them. He left me in the (2001 PQ) leadership race. He left his supporters who wanted him to take a run at the leadership in 2005. Now he's leaving sovereignty."
      And she accused him of letting other colleagues handle difficult jobs — including when he was in cabinet, and again in opposition: "I trusted that guy... He's not trustworthy."


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  27. This may seem insignificant, but I think the Quebec Government should introduce the teaching of the Imperial System, in Quebec school. We could do like in Ontario, and Western Canada, were both are taught. The reality is that many industry have not metricated, leaving Quebec student unprepared.

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  28. FROM ED
    The whole idea of metric was poorly done. Trudeau was practically the only one who wanted it and ordered his ass kisser Chretien to see it through. Chretien visited France only and returned announcing it works well for them and would for us.
    They did not realize that all houses built in Canada Since 1940 used walls with 16 inch centers on the upright so paneling and gyproc of 4' by 8' sheets would fit. Ceilings are 8 ft. high for the same reason. Building supply dealers still use the old system because metric does not work easily in construction. There were other things such as tools. Poor mechanics had to spend thousands to buy metric sizes for auto repairs. I think a return to the old way might be confusing to anyone but people like me who grew up with it. oddly enough, I still say a quart of milk when I actually mean a liter. I still speak in miles per hour and gallons of gas.
    Liam, I am not the EDITOR here nor do I even know him.I am just a 76 yr old living in Verdun who as a dedicated historian has learned a lot about this world and been able to retain it. I can still answer 60% of the Jeopardy querstions often quicker than the conrestants. I say to let you know i am not a far out ranter , just a loud mouth know it all. Ed

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    1. Ed, I just hope you're OK because some of what you wrote above, esp. stating the death of Edgar Trottier was deserved, had me seriously wondering about you. You've been so off the wall the last couple of days I'm starting to have trouble recognizing you!

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  29. Mr. Brent Tyler speaking about the language debate and the rally tomorrow: Please take a listen everyone.
    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1159926

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  30. Just noticed on this thread only 3 comments from SR and none from "student" - I hope they don't cause everyone too much shit tomorrow at the rally. I'm sure their getting their hoodies ready so no one will recognize them. I also hope that they don't cause any damage downtown for which the I'm sure our side would take equal blame by the media. Good luck everyone and I hope you can all make it!

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  31. Their hoodies? More like their white sheets.

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  32. Editor:

    Apropos you bat and ball riddle, here's another one (from Douglas Andrew's book Missed Fortune):

    Three men went on a fishing trip. After a wonderful first day of fishing, they stopped at a small lodge to stay for the night. When they checked in, the clerk quoted them $30 for the room. So each of the three men shelled out $10 for a total of $30.

    So far so good?

    As they were getting settled in their room, the clerk discovered that he had overcharged the men. The room was only $25 per night, not $30. He promptly gave five one-dollar bills to the bellboy and sent him to the men's room to refund the overcharge. The bellboy wasn't honest and started wondering how the three men wuld split up the $5 evenly. He ended up telling the men they were overcharged $3 and gave a dollar back to each of the men, keeping $2 for himself.

    Got it?

    Okay. Let's do an accounting. Each man paid $10 originally and each got back a dollar, meaning that each man actually paid $9 for the room, right? So, three men times $9 equals $27, plus the $2 the bellboy kept, equals $29.

    Where is the extra dollar to equal $30?

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    1. T. Kondaks,

      There is no missing dollar.

      The room charge is $25. The men pay extra $1 each = $3. Bellhop collects $2. 25 + 3 + 2 = $30. The $2 "tip" is actually included in the $9 x 3 equation.

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  33. FROM ED
    Tony, I know the answer to this one but I won't reveal it so that others can have a go. What I don't understand is why they were put in the men's washroon.

    "He promptly gave five one-dollar bills to the bellboy and sent him to the men's room to refund the overcharge. "

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  34. Lot's of new stuff on Alliance Quebec 2.0 Website if anyone wants to take a look.

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    1. Good old Alliance Quebec.

      Just rememebered how the group annoyed the likes of IF and SJBS.

      http://www.imperatif-francais.org/bienvenu/articles/2002/quebec-alliance.html

      Well, if the PQ thinks it can pass Bill 14 without annoying english, it will be in for a surprise.

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  35. https://twitter.com/willy_lowry/status/303190301881810944/photo/1

    I didn't take S.R. for a bongo lover :P

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  36. SR requires a gang to back him up I'm afraid but good thought!

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  37. FROM ED
    Sauga, What do you read into my posts. I did not say Rene Lezesque killed a man. You talk as if he had run the man down on purpose.
    Trottier was laying in the middle of the street on a wet rainy night. It could have happened to any driver. There is no report that Levesque was drunk. He did not take a breathalyzer. When the police took me to the morgue to make identificartion, the coroner said Trottier might have been dead before the accident as he had not yet done an autopsy, he didn't know.
    I hate gossip and rumour mongering and that is exactly what you are doing. The fact that Rene L. Probably had a few drinks to celebrate his win does not give anyone the right to say he was drunk. You make the fact that Trottier was mentaly ill. he was not ill mentally or phyisically. he was a nasty drunk. He bit the hand of all that tried to help him and many did. I DID NOT SAY TROTTIER DESERVED TO DIE. I said he was a victim of his own nastiness. I put him out of the men's residence because he attacked weaker older men. He had been in rehab many tims but always left to find some beer. Most drunks are ahppy when they have something to drink but Edgar was bad drink or drinking.
    The hospital put him out before he could sleep it off because they could not handle his violence. I went to Church this morning and
    praised god as I've done all my life and I did not feel any guilt about Rene or Edgar or anything you accuse me of. Ed

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  38. Le projet de Loi 14 semble être accepté par la majorité des anglos.Décevant pour les organisateurs de constater que leurs supporteurs soient beaucoup plus actifs sur un clavier que dans la rue :(

    C'est quoi le problème avec les angryphones?

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    1. Hmm well only two francophones showed up to support the law. 2/6,102,210 is much less than 200/599,225. By your logic most Francophones don't support the law because they didn't show up to protest.

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    2. I could not go to Montreal, this weekend. Well, I protested by responding to the online questionnaire available on the Provincial Parliaments website and informing them I strongly disagreed with Bill 101. Otherwise, good thing the rally was peaceful. Marois if bill 14 become Law 14, I am out of this province.

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    3. "good thing the rally was peaceful"

      Very peaceful indeed...Good riddance mate :)

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  39. I agree that logic is pretty terrible, good thing I'm not the one supporting it ;)

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  40. "worst experience in my life, waisted money about 2 1/2 hours in the cold.. couldn't find it people in Montreal are rude, i gave so much up to be their.. this broke my hart, hope tourist don't go there nobody helps or. seems yo even have an idea where anything is worst experience EVER!!!!.. go bill 14"

    Jimmy Mcphail (ou Mc...Fail) Lol

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    1. If you're going to start making up quotes you should probably put in more work on the spelling and grammar...relevance would also be nice.

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    2. Je vais faire de mon mieux Jean-Michel :)

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  41. Just spread the word and the link
    All help is appreciated

    CANADIAN RIGHTS IN QUEBEC
    P.O. Box 32513, 2445 Chemin Lucerne
    Mont-Royal, Quebec H3R 2K0

    Tel: 514-360-3236

    www.critiq.ca info@critiq.ca







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    1. Inutile peggy,les angryphones sont incapables de se regrouper...Même avec des mois de préparation.

      Vive la Loi 14!

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  42. FROM ED
    Apparently Alliance Quebec 2 is for Americans only. i tried to sign up but the site refused my application because my zip code has 6 figures and their site only takes five. Ed

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