Friday, February 22, 2013

French versus English Volume 75

This week in corruption

Montreal City Hall raided
 "Quebec’s anti-corruption crackdown has reached into the heart of political power in Montreal – City Hall itself – in a sweeping police operation said to be tied to illegal party financing.
Investigators with the UPAC, or Unité permanente anti-corruption, entered the Old Montreal landmark late Tuesday afternoon and ordered municipal employees and political representatives and their staff to evacuate. Investigators were seen inside the office of interim Mayor Michael Applebaum." Read the rest of the story  Watch a video story

Construction boss claims he's no member of the Mafia  
Canada AM: What is Milioto's link to the mafia?
"A former construction company owner who delivered cash to Mafia leaders spent his third day in front of the Charbonneau Commission Wednesday.
On the stand Wednesday, Nicolo Milioto continued his display of ignorance, claiming that he had no idea what the Italian word 'capo' meant, and also saying that he did not understand English.
Milioto has testified that he doesn't know what the Mafia is, and that despite seeing Mafia leaders like Nick Rizzuto Sr. daily for decades, he had no idea what Rizzuto did for a living.
Milioto, also known as Mr. Sidewalk for his company's dominance of that industry in and around Montreal, said his only mistake was to act as a go-between for cash exchanges.
Milioto was caught on surveillance tape delivering tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to Rizzuto Sr. during several exchanges. On the stand Milioto said he never asked what the money was for, and assumed it was all for the Catolica Eraclea community organization named after his home village in Sicily." Link + video
Hospital employees targeted in affidavit
"Provincial anti-corruption investigators alleged in a sworn affidavit that employees at the McGill University Health Centre — as well as employees of engineering firm SNC-Lavalin — committed fraud and forgery arising from the $1.3-billion MUHC superhospital contract.

Sergeant Jean-Frédérick Gagnon, of the Unité permanente anti-corruption, made the allegations in a signed affidavit on Sept. 4, 2012, in order to obtain a search warrant of the headquarters of the MUHC on Guy St. Investigators raided MUHC offices on Sept. 18, and left with boxes of documents.

The affidavit is the first time that police allege that MUHC employees have committed wrongdoing in connection with the superhospital contract, noting that the infractions were committed from Nov. 1, 2009 to Sept. 23, 2011.

Richard Fahey, director of public affairs of the MUHC, told The Gazette Wednesday night that MUHC officials were informed by investigators that “there are no current employees of the MUHC that are under investigation.”

Fahey added that the hospital network itself is not under investigation, either.

The affidavit does not identify which MUHC employees are alleged to have broken the law or their exact positions.

It does, however, shed some light into the police investigation. Police allege that Riadh Ben Aïssa, a former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin, “orchestrated” $22.5 million in unauthorized payments by the engineering firm to a company under the name of Sierra Asset Management Inc."
Read the rest of the story
New York Times reports on Quebec  corruption
MONTREAL — “We ask everyone to kindly leave,” said the voice over the loudspeaker in Montreal’s City Hall on Tuesday. Minutes earlier, a fire alarm had gone off — even though there was no fire.
As politicians and city officials filed outside into a gathering snowstorm, dozens of cops from Quebec’s Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit moved in for an unprecedented raid, searching for documents to prove allegations of fraud, misrepresentation and abuse of trust.
At that precise moment, other anticorruption officers were raiding six Montreal borough halls, as well as the headquarters of the former ruling party in the city, Union Montreal. The operations were all part of a sprawling multiyear investigation into illegal party funding that has rocked the city establishment, already claiming one mayor’s head and making his replacement very uncomfortable just months into the job.  Link
Montreal Bakery faces extortion

It's not a big story, but it's interesting because it's being reported in a Lebanese newspaper. Over here, not a peep in the press about a baker who is facing demands from a Black street gang to pay up 'protection' money, or face the consequences.
Instead of paying the Lebanese immigrant has adopted a bullet proof vest and has installed security measures.
Read the story in French

Police discover Smoking Gun in Laval?

It's being reported that in a police raid on ex-Laval Mayor Gilles Vaiilancourt, a safe was discovered containing a list detailing all the politicians and municipal employees on the take and the payoffs they received.
Police aren't saying much, but it's hard to contain such a blockbuster. Link{fr}

Language Cops humiliate themselves again...then backtrack

OQLF.....Pizza is OK as a French word, but not Pasta
The latest transgression in Quebec's language wars involves an Italian restaurant that serves pasta.
According to restaurant owner Massimo Lecas, the Office Quebecois de la langue francaise has determined that pasta is not a French word, and its appearance on a menu without an adequate translation violates Quebec's Language Charter.
Lecas, the owner of Buonanotte on St. Laurent Blvd., told reporters that his restaurant was visited by an OQLF inspector on Sept. 5, 2012, who told him there had been complaints about the menu....

Many items on the menu at Buonanotte have names in Italian, but the descriptions are in French, and this week Lecas learned that is just not good enough to comply with the Charter.
In a letter delivered on Tuesday, the OQLF pointed out a host of infractions from writing 'bottiglia' instead of 'bouteille' on the wine list, listing squid under the word 'calamari' and using the Italian word for meatballs.....

Brit & Chips on Cote-des-Neiges Rd., which serves typical English pub food including fish and chips, told CTV Montreal it too had been asked to change its menu listings in English and remove other terms incomprehensible to unilingual francophones such as the word "Gents" on a washroom door.
The OQLF also told owner Toby Lyle that his sign out front should indicate -- in French -- that it is a restaurant.
Lyle said he will comply with those requirements but he is challenging a demand to remove a sign saying "Fish & Chips" from the restaurant's front window, and replace it with one saying "poisson frit et frites"
"I can't comply with this because it will literally kill my business," said Lyle. Read the story and watch a video report

Realizing that the story is going to go viral, the PQ government and the OQLF tried to get ahead of the story, but the press releases probably did more harm than good.

The minister responsible for the OQLF, Diane DeCourcy said in her press release that she has full confidence in the OQLF and agrees with their position vis-a-vis the restaurants.
Perhaps it was Opposite Day when she said let loose this beauty;
"In all the issues surrounding language, judgment and moderation must be what guides us." Link{fr}

Then in another pres release the minister demanded that people stop using derogatory terms like 'political police'  to describe the OQLF, calling out a Liberal member of the National Assembly for using the term. Link{fr} 
#pastagate...  21% approval rating

In the end someone higher up whispered some sweet nothings into the ear of the boss of the OQLF and ordered her to defuse the situation. That someone recognized the brewing political disaster and humiliation.  (Pauline?)

In a new press release, the OQLF said that perhaps it was over-zealous in pursuing the restaurant about the amount of Italian on the menu.
How about this gobbledygook; 

"The Office will consider the peculiarities of the restaurant, taking particular account of the exception relating to foreign specialties, prescribed by regulation." Link{fr}          Story about the OQLF backing down

Yesterday, the chief witch of the OQLF Louise Marchand gave an extensive interview on television claiming that it was all a misunderstanding, an over-zealous employee and that all has been repaired.
Mario Dumont, the interviewer, asked sarcastically if it was the publicity that humiliated the OQLF into backtracking.

See more political cartoons from the brilliant 'ygreck'

Already the Hashtags are out there and humiliating comments floating through the Twittersphere.
Try '#Pastagate'
The story is already going international;
From Italy     Foxnews    The times     From Italy
In Indonesian   MSN     More from Italy      Even more from Italy

Attention Chinese food restaurants...
It may be time to find a French translation for 'Chow Mein!

In other OQLF follies, the government agency made the city of Montreal removed safety signs from Montreal parks because the according to the agency, the signs were illegal because they were in English.
Now the law provides that signs dealing with health safety can be posted in English, but in this case ruled that the signs were 'preventative' .

 French/English confrontation video goes viral on LiveLeak

Remember the video from a couple on months ago where a drunken francophone Montrealer assails a couple of young Asian tourists for not speaking French?
Well it was picked up just this week and published on the Liveleek website which features offbeat videos and which has a HUGE audience.
While the video when first released on YouTube, it received about ten thousand views in five months, while one week on LiveLeek produced over 75,000 views.
The Liveleak audience is a tough crowd and the comments below the video are something to behold, over 2,000 and counting.
Here's a sample of the sarcasm....

"I don't mind French people in Canada. What I do mind is having to rotate my cereal box around 50% of the time to read it in English." LiveLeak

Justin Trudeau drives separatists bonkers

"Speaking in Quebec on Tuesday, Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau declared that “at least” two thirds of Quebecers would need to approve of secession before the federal government would be obliged to take notice.
“If we are going to change the Canadian constitution and the state of our country so profoundly, it should at least require the same level as that required to change the constitution of the New Democratic Party, which is two-thirds” said Mr. Trudeau as quoted in French by La Presse.
The statement, made before a crowd of about 100 students at McGill University, was a jab at NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, whose party recently tabled a private member’s bill to amend the Clarity Act, a Chretien-era piece of legislation mandating that a clear majority of Quebecers need to approve of secession before the federal government is obligated to set out terms." Read the rest of the story

Readers, if  ran a poll as to the most hated politician in Canada is, Justin Trudeau would win hands down.
He represents everything that separatists hate, plus he is one of them, a francophone Quebecer seen as their very own version of Benedict Arnold.
With his pronouncement in regards to the two-thirds majority, he reopens one of the touchiest issues that separatists face, something that they thought had been settled.
Like a bandaid being ripped off an unhealed wound, all they can muster is a loud 'OUCH!'

In an article in the Journal de Montreal, the newspaper just hisses venom, it's headline "Justin Trudeau admits he's a millionaire" speaks volumes about Quebecers' perception of success. Link{fr}

Hundreds protest against PQ's French language policies

"About 200 protesters blocked a downtown street outside the Montreal offices of the Quebec Premier Pauline Marois on Sunday afternoon demanding her government rescind its new language legislation.
Some protesters went so far as to threaten to withhold their taxes if language restrictions aren't eased in Quebec.
The PQ's Bill 14, which is at the debate stage in Quebec's legislature, seeks to strengthen the province's French-language requirements, including for businesses, schools and individuals.
The protest was organized by two English-language rights groups, Put Back the Flag, and The Unity Group" Read the rest of the story

Although the numbers were rather modest, the protest seemed to strike a cord in the French press which strangely devoted a lot of ink to the smallish demonstration.
In fact, much to my surprise, some were frightened by the rise of the 'angryphones'

In an opinion piece entitled : "The Equality party in Power," the author wrote;
"Given that Jim Kalafatidis and his flock had no trouble getting PLQ and CAQ  to maintain the maple leaf in the Blue Room of the National Assembly, it seems that Bill 14 is indeed stillborn. This leads to the conclusion that although Pauline Marois leads PQ government, this party is not really in power. On the other hand, the Equality Party ... " Link{Fr}

Interesting letter to editor

"Despite protests from academia and medicine, the PQ seems to be staying the course with its cuts of $ 10 million in medical research. Yet this is an area of ​​activity that is important and that should be prioritized even in difficult times. In addition to the lives that could saved, the industry will retain our greatest minds, who will be otherwise forced into exile if the funds are not available.
However, the Office québécois de la French (OLF) has a budget of $20 million. Will someone explain to me why the PQ is more afraid of
Anglos than cancer! "  Link{fr}

Video of the Week

Weekend reading

A Quebecoise learns why it's not a good idea to sleep on the beach while sunbathing topless.

58 per cent of anglophones feel welcome in Quebec: poll

42% of Anglos considered leaving Quebec post PQ win: poll

Quebec's military families concerned by Bill 14

Officer 728 ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment

Anglophones wary of PQ government



  1. If this nobody, Justin Trudeau, becomes leader of the Liberal Party of Canada or -- heavens forbid! -- Prime Minister, I can think of nothing more helpful to actually bringing Quebec to sovereignty.

    He is a nobody with no moral fibre. I can't even imagine how he became an MP.

    And let's not forget he is a big supporter of the race law/hate law Bill 101.

    Please go away, Justin Trudeau.

    1. I thought you wanted Quebec to separate Tony.

    2. Yan: I never heard Tony state he wants Quebec to separate - I do! Quebec has become the black sheep of the Confederation ever increasingly looking for handouts. It has become the antagonist that always has its hand out. «Just give us the money and shut up» is the prevailing sentiment in the Quebec government in dealing with the feds.

    3. After having to endure Harper and his so called Ethics, by default I'll have to vote Trudeau. Maybe a new secession movement might start the ball rolling on dividing up this province to give both sides what they want.

    4. Yannick writes:

      "I thought you wanted Quebec to separate Tony."

      I do.

      I don't really care where the capital is -- Quebec City or Ottawa -- I just want my rights back...and I happen to think that will happen for both anglos and francos in an independent Quebec faster than it will happen within a Quebec within Canada.

      My post in terms of Justin and separation was more of an observation: if he is seen by federalists as "good" for Canada, I think he will turn out to be quite the opposite.

    5. Mr Sauga : Yet again you flaunt your ignorance for all to see. A simple click on Tony Kondacks' name would yield his book - "Why Canada Must End".

      You might want to give it a read.

    6. FROM ED
      Yannick, I've never felt Tony to be any kind of Guru on politics. I disagree with most things he writes. How casually he throws out words like the nobody Justn Trudeau. Trudeau is not at the choice of people from coast to coast without good reason.
      The most important thing that Tony ignores is that Trudeau IS the choice of people from coast to coast. That hardly makes him a nobody.. We are small minded people when we let our personal likes decide what is right for the majority. Knowing that Justin has an exellent chance of ousting Harper is common sense enough to support him.

    7. I'm not saying Tony is a kind of guru of politics, I'm saying that you have to be particularly unobservant to be on this blog for three years or so and not notice that Tony is pro separation.

      I'm voting Liberal next election as well. I would prefer Marc Garneau as PM, but I don't think the man is charismatic enough to win an election.

    8. Ed writes:

      "Trudeau is not at the choice of people from coast to coast without good reason."

      Care to give those reasons? I have given my reasons why I think he is a nobody and totally wrong for the country.

      What are the reasons why he is right for the country, Ed? And the fact that "Justin has an excellent chance of ousting Harper" is not a reason, so please don't resort to that again.

    9. "I don't really care where the capital is -- Quebec City or Ottawa -- I just want my rights back...and I happen to think that will happen for both anglos and francos in an independent Quebec faster than it will happen within a Quebec within Canada."

      Care to elaborate in which implausible scenario you see this happening in? The only reason chunks of the original Bill 101 have been tempered was because of the Canadian charter of rights and freedoms, no Canada, no charter, nothing to stop the laws. It'll be the inmates running the asylum.

    10. I'd say it might happen if all the Anglos & federalists left Quebec following the decision to separate, however Quebec would still need immigrants to deal with the declining birth rate and the population dip due to the exodus, so the laws would still need to be in place for these new arrivals.

      I just really don't see it happening, it's either going to be a slow erosion of rights under the Liberal (slower) and PQ (faster) governments within Canada or very quick stripping of further rights outside of Canada. The only way I see that this will reverse is if hard nationalists come to the realization that Quebec is not that different from the rest of Canada, especially compared to the rest of the world. However I don't see this happening any time soon as much like part of Canada's identity comes from "not being Americans" these people see part of the Quebec identity as "not being Canadians". Which is a shame as Tim Hortons are everywhere in Quebec, and Poutine is served across the country, so clearly we share some things in common...namely the love of food that will slowly kill us through heart attacks :P.

    11. I, for one, don't think Harper is any worse than any of the other political leaders and I like the way he ignores quebec. I hope he keeps on doing it rather than giving them any more power or money. I don't trust anyone else to do that so I'm fine with his being PM. Just imagine idiot Mulcair in there - 50+1 promoter plus catering to the separatists for more power in communication and other areas that would choke us off further from the real world. Please world, spare us that at least!

    12. Harper will take a chance at anything to get a vote. Declaring the "Quebecois" a nation officially, was a test to see how that would play out in the Quebec seat count. There is no Federal political party that is ready to trade the possible minority influenced 20 seats vs the rest of Quebec where there are more spoils in seat terms. While there is talk about Pierre Trudeau not doing anything about bill 101 before 1982, there was also the short lived government of Joe Clark and the Supreme court of Canada that did nothing either. IN Quebec the Minorities like before are still on their own.

      Though I do think that the minorities are in a better position to leverage today then in the 1970s because of the demographic changes that happened in the Montreal area.

    13. Forgot to add, also power of internet and instant communication. For example we wouldn't have had this blog to post around a common theme.

    14. @jarry

      "...also power of internet and instant communication..."

      totally agree, mate. internet is real cool. i couldn't have written it better.

    15. For sure the internet has helped get the message out to the rest of the world that civil liberties are abused in Canada by one province. Also embarrassing for the feds for doing absolutely nothing about it. I've said before and I'll say it again - amend the GD constitution to stop these abuses. quebec ignores the constitution anyway and if I'm correct, doesn't it only take 9 of the provinces to approve an amendment? They are still a part of Canada and should have to follow the rule of law and if the law is vague then change the damn thing so that there is no doubt. Take the "language" part totally out of it and amend it to stop the devils. If they don't like it, then we can get down to partitioning the place and get this over with. A whole lifetime has been wasted on these fanatics and we have to find a way to end it.

  2. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, February 22, 2013 at 6:08:00 AM EST


    Have you ever thought of making the outside world aware of your website?
    How about purchasing advertisements in the largest american daily newspapers?

    You would attract international followers that would become aware of the situation in quebec. At least you would do your share to expose xenophobia and intolerance, which is not only about Islam any longer.
    Also, readers would see the useless comments from separatists fascists on here...
    I'd send you a monthly cheque to help:)

  3. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, February 22, 2013 at 6:24:00 AM EST

    Bravo! Oops, I meant to say, Félicitations! to Quebec’s language police for courageously nabbing scofflaw and menu enemy numèro un, Massimo Lecas. After all, nothing says Bienvenue au Québec better than government bureaucracy gone mad.
    Soon maps in Quebec schools will be required to show Kenya as Peux-tu and Iran as Jaicouru. Even the name Quebec, from the Algonquin word for “narrow passage,” could become Couloir Intolérant, which is way more accurate, even if it is less quaint.
    My favourite newspaper will now arrive on Québec door steps as Poteau National and Volkswagen will have to recall millions of cars so that the nameplates can be replaced with Chardupeuple.

    1. One of the ideas being floated on the Facebook pages that the organisers of the recent Bill 14 rally are discussing (and this also addresses your earlier post about international publicity) is to inform small business owners of the power of video and youtube.

      Virtually everyone today is armed with a video our smart phones. The idea is when the language police visit one's premises that the entire visit be video-taped, with the audio of the store owner demanding to know who the person is, what his name is, which office of the Quebec government he represents and what law he is violating and what the alleged infraction is.

      Tongue-troopers are so ridiculous and their investigations so silly that immediately posting these visits on youtube will, I contend, put the whole process in the bad light it obviously is in, publicize Quebec negatively internationally, and, as a result, very quickly dismantle the whole thing.

    2. Great idea Tony - I hope everyone's follows up on that idea. We could save money in the end and for heaven's sake, leave the people to run their own businesses the way they see fit - isn't that just one aspect of a "free society". God they're embarrassing. The whole province is a joke!

    3. Un gars, that was excellent. Merci!

  4. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, February 22, 2013 at 6:30:00 AM EST

    Headlines concerning quebec, the superior and rightous culture of the chosen 6.5 million lucky quebecois, as seen around the world:

    “Montreal Hospital officials implicated in fraud”
    “ ‘Pasta’ Found In Violation Of Quebec Laws”
    “The PQ’s favourite sport”: “Squeezing Quebec’s Anglos,”
    Tasha Kheiriddin; “ ‘I never colluded in 23 years’
    `Mr. Sidewalk; Denies Mob ties.”

    Wow, what a place!!!

    1. Please, I live in Quebec but would never consider myself lucky nor a quebecois. Here in Outaouais and The Pontiac we chased the language police away from our region.

    2. Perhaps you should try chasing away "Imperatif francais" from your area too. They're just as despotic as the language police.

    3. Yes we do have a big problem with IF - they are very active here and make everyone's life difficult. I wish they would just f------- go to hell away. I hate them - big mouths, intimidating, nasty, very militant anti-everything except pur laine francophones. They act like they personally own the whole territory and everyone is afraid of them.

    4. @cutie003

      i don't believe imperatif français militants make "everybody's life difficult". and i don't think "everyone is afraid of them".

      how can you pretend such obvious exagerations cutie003? what is your objective here?

      i guess you hope that everybody is as angry as you are, but it's not the case.

  5. Canada where are you???????????/

    1. Thank you for that video clip Anon, nice to know that no sitting Federal government since Bourassa was premier of QC, had the balls or the backbone to stop this nonesense and were most certainly in a postion to do so.

      They say the one that's there now is rogue...I don't see it and he'll roll over and play dead as well before he's also, just another postscript in history. Every single PM since the 70's ought to be damned ashamed of themselves. When they weren't appeasing and indulging to this self-absorbed province, they were turning a blind eye and behaving ineffectually...and ABSENT, THEY WERE COMPLETELY ABSENT...BRAVO!!...Lady and Gentlemen!!
      Not to mention, perpetrated a betrayal of the minorities they were suppose to protect...WHICH WAS PART OF THIER JOB....#FAIL

      To think the first real separtist of thei wonderful province was a Liberal Premier....We should be so proud!! (again, sorry ED)

    2. FROM ED
      Anec, be careful what you say about my Liberals. I KNOW where you post. Ed

  6. Et "Call Gary" est tellement plate...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    La planète entière sait que sans le Québec,le canada n'est rien...Le vide total.

    1. "sans le Québec,le canada n'est rien..."

      "Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun" - Max Weber

    2. adski writes:

      "sans le Québec,le canada n'est rien..."

      I think that is the #1 reason why Quebec's very successful formula of "blackmail" (practiced by both the PQ and Liberals to perfection over the past 40 years) has reaped so many "benefits" for Quebec; that is, booty (to use Robert Bourassa's term) from Canada.

      ROC knows, implicitly, that Canada is basically over without Quebec. A house divided in its middle cannot stand and would quickly succumb to the U.S. or disintegrate into its parts (provinces and regions).

      The untold reality (one that apparently the Canadian powers that be dare not speak) is that Quebec would very quickly sober up if its bluff was called and would re-enter the Canadian family faster than you could say "partition" at that point. But ROC is SO afraid of its own shadow in this regard that no one is willing to go down that road.

      But we may get to that point very quickly if the people I talk to out here in Vancouver are any indication. People are, simply, fed up with Quebec and their whining. I can't tell you how many times I've heard that sentiment expressed by the most ordinary of Canadians across the entire political spectrum, inevitably followed by the line "...and don't slam the door on the way out."

    3. “While nine provinces have targeted deficits – all except Saskatchewan – Ontario will continue to account for more than four fifths of the overall tally. Despite the lower aggregate shortfall, the all-province debt burden is expected to head higher in the upcoming year, reaching 29.2% of GDP”

      I wonder if Quebec will get $8 billion

    4. Exactly why we need a partition party Tony - we have to be ready for the decision when it has to be made to get rid of those areas that want to go. I hope some politicians, for a change, can get it together for this need.

  7. and you are what in comparison? a racist/Separatist/xenophobe and worse of all an imbecil

    1. you crazy, mate? shouting insults to poor innocent ether? come on pull yourself together.

    2. You know what I'm fed up with you and your sidekicks insulting and bullying everybody else on this blog... Grow up...

    3. @land of tazmandoo

      ....?!? but you're the one distributing insults, mate!

      and i'm the bully?!?

      it's either this is a joke, or you are a joke...

  8. Law enforcement in the province is so pathetic.
    Only in Quebec do cops have retarted priiorities.

    1. "retarted priiorities".

      Is that when you take a Sugar Pie that's been sitting around for a few days, rebake it, and immediately serve it to your family as the first course for supper? :-)

  9. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, February 22, 2013 at 3:48:00 PM EST

    If you guys watch CNN news channel today you may still catch their coverage of the "pasta incident".
    I watched CNN at 10 MST and they two anchors were actually smiling and giggling when explaining to the audience that the actual incident occured in the province of quebec, that is french speaking and that "a sort of language police is in place to monitor for infractions, bla bla bla and we all know the rest of the story ourselves. Anyway, at the end the anchors are actually now laughing and having a good time making fun of all the nonsense. Very embarrassing to us all, no?

    1. Yes, very embarrassing.

      And the best thing that can happen if our goal is to get rid of this nonsense. International embarrassment is Quebec's Achilles Heel. Recall how quickly the National Assembly amended Bill 101's unilingual sign law to conform to the Supreme Court's bend-over-backwards "marked predominance" decision in the immediate aftermath of the United Nation's Human Rights Commission's ruling against Quebec on signs.

    2. L'alberta bientôt dans l'rouge...Ça c'est embarassant.

    3. @un gars

      "Very embarrassing to us all, no?"

      you earlier repeated that you were happy not to have anything to do with quebec anymore. you're an albertan now, remember? why is this embarassing to you then, mate?

    4. And here is another repercussion of having the PQ government in power in quebec. The Ottawa Hospital will not accept our medicare cards for certain services. So now what do we do without having the accessibility of the Ontario hospitals and we can't get help in our own province? I would suggest SR and student shut up - your stupidity is going to cost some of you the lives of your own loved ones so just shut up!

    5. @cutie003

      can you elaborate on the link between the present parti québécois government and the accessibility of the ontario hospitals? you seem to know more than me on this particular subject. please share.

    6. @ student,

      Have you not noticed that no one is responding to your useless, nonsensical questions? Your time would be better spent on or another one of the fascistic Franco-Supremacist sites out in cyber space.

    7. @durham

      i know my questions are sometimes difficult, but give it a try since you enjoy a challenge.

      do you know why cutie003 blames the parti québécois for ontario refusing to service her?!? i certainly don't, and i'd like to know.

    8. "And the best thing that can happen if our goal is to get rid of this nonsense. International embarrassment is Quebec's Achilles Heel"

      A few months ago I had mentioned how this was the route to go...embarrass these fools internationally, what I hadn’t banked on...was that they would accomplish that...all by themselves, without anyone’s help.

      People...this is an absolute gift!! We should not back off with this, we should keep it in the news and in circulation as much as possible...and we should grow limbs from that they are no longer under the radar, we need to strike with a vengeance...keep the @quebecpasta alive and well, and keep tweeting. It has to get so uncomfortable for them, that they run for cover to keep a low profile for a long time.

      This is just the beginning. When laws are abusive and criminal, sooner or later they are bound to collapse. 40 yrs is enough of this f...abuse, and now that the world is waking up to it, we need to strike while the iron is hot...keep talking about it, keep telling the story....PASTA PASTA PASTA...sooner or later the PASTA CHASERS will be on the unemployment line!!

    9. More international exposure about #pastagate:

    10. Yes R.S....I was fielding calls today from people I know in Venice and New York and Vancouver...I’m not answering calls at the moment anymore, I’m so tired of having to explain this. People are under the impression that this is .. a made up joke...they go very quiet on the other end of the line when I tell isn’t.

    11. And there's lots more...

      Even Quebec City has its own pastagate going on:

      And believe it or not, Editor, our $25 million/year OQLF has already researched and officially approved "chow mein" in order to "protect" French culture:

    12. @r.s

      in the article you provided, it is mentioned that the restaurant had to change its menus very quickly, which is false.

      it also says the restaurant received a fine, which is false.

      then it says that the italian words on the menu remain incomprehensible according to oqlf even though there is an english (!!!) translation, which is an absurd statement.

      bad journalism.

      are your other reading suggestions better?

    13. The point is that Italy (60+ million people) has been reminded about Quebec's pettiness and small-mindedness.

    14. @r.s

      i understand your objective mate.

      the mean you promote to achieve it, here bad journalism, is shit, though.



  10. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, February 22, 2013 at 6:58:00 PM EST

    S.R Friday, February 22, 2013 at 3:58:00 PM EST
    L'alberta bientôt dans l'rouge...Ça c'est embarassant.

    student Friday, February 22, 2013 at 4:15:00 PM EST
    @un gars

    "Very embarrassing to us all, no?"

    you earlier repeated that you were happy not to have anything to do with quebec anymore. you're an albertan now, remember? why is this embarassing to you then, mate?

    C'est tout ce que vous avez comme replique, les clowns?
    Bon, bin la je vais chez Brava Bistro. C'est vendredi!!!!!!!!!!
    P.S. Y aura zero TVQ sur mon bill, mes colons!!!!

    1. @un gars

      "C'est tout ce que vous avez comme replique, les clowns?"

      yes that's all i have for now. can you respond, mate?

      advice: try to avoid wasting space with your daily whereabouts.

    2. Prend un plat de pâtes à ma santé avec un bon vin...Si ça existe dans les prairies.

    3. Well we might have trouble finding good pasta here if we keep harassing restaurant owners like this, they might all decide to move out to the prairies. I wouldn't worry about the whine though, there'll always be plenty of that to go around with S.R. here ;).

  11. Made a comment yesterday that dissapeared due to - I believe - some technical glitch. It might not be appropriate for this blog, in which case, please obliterate it with a delete.

    Flooding the OQLF with access to information requests will not work as long as the requests are identical. IMHO, better flood the OQLF with complaints. For instance, about pasta. Or anything as stupid as a parrot speaking English. Complain about the pasta found in hardcore separatist Frenchy stores with a very valid OQLF certificate. Bonus points if you can suggest them the correct Joual replacement.

    1. @an importation

      dude, how do you spot a "hardcore separatist frenchy store"? what does it look like? you have a list?

    2. Ce sont des pâtes (alimentaires)...Pas des pasta

    3. You can call it whatever you want, but fore EVERYONE else in the world...IT'S PASTA...even for the Pasta Chasers...hahahhahahahahahah...idiots!

    4. Chez-nous on mange des pâtes et en France aussi,en fait,dans toute la fancophonie.

    5. I'll bet franco-supremacists are hot under the collar at being unable to Frenchify "pizza". Luckily, we have hundreds of millions to spend for the OQLF to tell us not to pluralize the Italian way ("le pizze"):

    6. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, February 22, 2013 at 10:48:00 PM EST

      Au quebec tu manges de la marde. C'est joual pour des pates alimentaires:)
      La France se contre crisse du quebekistan, le clown.
      Sors de ton trou, si tu peux te le permettre financierement pi va en France. Tu vas etre hais la-bas.
      Le bien petit quebec est categorise comme etant des sopranos!!!!
      Et encore... le maire de Montreal menace par sa police!!!!

      En passant le vin rouge etait bon en tabarnak ce soir!!!!!!
      pi pas de taxes provinciales!!!!! Pi la belle waitress ici est de Rimouski!!! LOL!!!

    7. @r.s.

      up there:

      "...our $25 million/year OQLF has already researched..."

      and here:

      "Luckily, we have hundreds of millions to spend for the OQLF to tell us not to pluralize the Italian way..."

      so? you make up oqlf's budget as you go along? that's convenient.

    8. Not at all: $25 million per year times 50 years = $1.25 billion (yes, yes, give or take) that we've spent on the policing of language... mate. If anything, I underestimated the cost of knowing how to say chow mein in French.

      PS: It would be nice if one day you would make an effort to say something about the Editor's posts rather than being a smartass who polices all the other commenters.

    9. @r.s

      i see. assuming the initial budgets were also worth twenty millions of today's dollars, right? big assumption.

      still. 0.03% of the yearly quebec money to enforce bill 101 is not that much in my humble opinion. and i think oqlf did more than translate chow mein since 1961.

      but i understand your strategy: stretch the amount of dollars to the max, and deny any achievements. who do you think this kind of bad argument will work on, mate?

      p.s. which part of the editor's post you think deserves a screening? what part don't you agree with r.s?

    10. I think I know why student only ever answers anything with questions:

      *Hint: it's not because he's a Rabbi.

      But in all seriousness he has shown himself to be able to give actual answers in the past, however on this story in particular it's just inane, pointless, nit-picky, question after question, and it just smacks of laziness. Which is a shame because a well reasoned argument for something is always much more interesting than a half-assed argument against something.

      That said he still hasn't stooped to S.R. level of just pure random troll hatefulness, so there is still hope, so long as he starts contributing actual ideas and opinions, it would make for much more interesting discussions.

      Here I'll get the ball rolling with an easy one:

      What would you say the OQLF's top achievements are? And how have they helped the average francophone?

    11. @jmic75

      "But in all seriousness he has shown himself to be able to give actual answers in the past, however on this story in particular it's just inane, pointless, nit-picky, question after question..."

      dude please point to a valid question addressed to me that i did not answer.

      and tell me why you think busting bad arguments is pointless.

      "What would you say the OQLF's top achievements are? And how have they helped the average francophone?"

      i think le grand dictionnaire terminologique is a great achievement. so is la banque de dépannage linguistique. and of course the enforcement of bill 101.

      how have these things helped? well translations tools are just plain useful, in my humble opinion. and i believe bill 101 slows down the rate of assimilation of french canadians to north american dominant currents. it helps in keeping quebec society distinct, which is also good.

    12. Typical narcissistic circular reasoning of Quebec. WE are "special" "distinct" "Unique"
      and deserving of special treatment and entitlements. Because we say so.
      There is no basis in reality for their claims. It is all self delusion and mass psychopathology. Its all a self perpetuating invention and denial of reality.Mass psychopathologized by their delusional society.

    13. @lenoir

      why does the word distinct sends you off, mate? it only means different, you know?

      you wanna argue against the fact that quebec's society is distinct from the rest of north america?!? i warn you it will be a though task.

    14. @student,

      Well... from the point of view of an European, apart from the joual and the whining, quebec society is not that different from the rest of North-America. Qc is as North-American as it can be; just because you say you're different, it doesn't make you different.

    15. @ts

      interesting response mate. you want to deny quebec's difference but you can't.

      by denigrating the local variant of french used in quebec you try to minimize the power of a language as a cultural vehicule. but it does not work with me. and i wouldn't think it even works with you, as you do not seem to be too bad of a moron.

      then the whining. you probably mean the non-stop debating with the rest of canada about many things. you "whine" when you disagree. and you disagree when you don't share the values being promoted. hence a second way to underline quebec's distinctiveness, thank you very much.

      so you didn't know but you had all the answers already! you just needed a dash of good faith on them to make them shine.

    16. From a social/anthrop/psychological viewpoint..the only distinctive quality of the FC is over 20 "founder effect" inbred neurobiological diseases as the
      present 6 million FC were bred from a mere 8,600 original founders.
      That, together with the 400 year long mass psychopatholization of church and state has created a very distinctive tribe with an interesting array of neurologic/mental illness.
      Including a seeming cognitive incapacity to learn a 2nd language.

  12. Here's an interesting way a Montreal bike shop run by a quadrilingual has decided to respond to harassment by the OQLF:

    1. I love the way he deals with the issue. Smart man.

    2. True story. One day the OQLF came to my (ex)employer and the conclusion of the visit was we have to have Frenchy keyboards. Many sets of stickers were brought to hide the offending English organs with the proper Joual leafs. I glued mine upside down and I was first given a warning then called to the boss office who insisted I reconsider. I bought my own keyboards, then I did "his" keyboard right and brought it to his office and left it there.

    3. TS, ce type n'est pas si intelligent que ça. Car s'il n'a pas eu de problèmes avec l'OQLF pendant 25 ans, c'est parce qu'il affichait uniquement en français à l'extérieur de son commerce.

      L'an passé, il a installé des affiches bilingues sans prédominance du français. J'ai donc porté plainte à l'OQLF. C'est suite à cette plainte que l'inspecteur a remarqué qu'il y avait aussi des infractions à l'intérieur du commerce.

      Puisque ce commerçant n'est pas capable de suivre une simple loi linguistique, peut-être en viole-t-il d'autres? Car il est reconnu que ce genre de commerce pratique l'évasion fiscale en n'enregistrant pas les transactions payées comptant.

      c.c. Ministère du Revenu du Québec

    4. Time to turn the tables and file complaints against the Frenchy small stores. Car il est reconnu que ce genre de commerce pratique l'évasion fiscale en n'enregistrant pas les transactions payées comptant.

    5. Y.L, you should totally apply to Mensa. Your logic is flawless and I am sure it is an absolute shame that it is not globally celebrated.

      As a corollary to your theory, I would like to suggest you park your arse on a street downtown and exercise your right of the citizen's arrest, and detain anyone that illegally or recklessly crosses the street until law enforcement arrives. At the same time, please make sure to inform the minister revenue quebec to closely look into their tax returns. After all, if they cannot cross a roadway according to the law, they are most likely cheating on their taxes.

      Again, I would like to reiterate my warm recommendation of applying to Mensa. Such brilliance should be widely recognized and praised. In your spare time, please consider giving it a ago at finding the cure for cancer. I am most certain that just a few minutes of your time will make a huge difference in combating this terrible disease. Who knows, probably a Nobel prize is in order. I look forward to hear in the news of your brilliance.

    6. These fascists actually ENJOY reporting piss ass infractions to the language police. What a sick society we have spun in this embarrassing province. Could we be any more Nazi if we worked at it? Why don't f---ing As-h---- get a Goddamn job and leave normal people to run their own lives. We HAVE TO PARTITION THIS PLACE AND GIVE THEM AN AREA TO LIVE ALONE so we can have peace and tranquility again! On with a partition movement!

    7. I am about to tune out for the weekend. Below is the complaint I will sent the OQLF next Monday. I do not expect a reply but an inspection from the taxman instead.

      Chère Madame Marchand,

      Je vous écrit pour vous demander de surveiller tous les photographes du Québec pour qu'ils ne forcent pas leurs clients de dire “cheese” pendant la prise de la photo. Ils devraient plutôt dire des mots purement Français comme “fromage”, “Brie” ou encore “Camembert”.

      Car “cheese” est un mot Anglais qui met en péril la survie du Français au Québec et impiété gravement sur les droits ancestraux des premiers Québecois.

      A votre service somme soldat du Front de la Langue au Québec,

    8. @an importation

      "I am about to tune out for the weekend"

      oh really? oh mate that's a shame. well have a nice weekend and don't worry i'll keep watching while you're away. thanks for letting the world know of your whereabouts. wouldn't it be nice if everyone did like you and post his schedule between two relevant comments? unfortunately only you and very skilled contributor un gars bs de calgary do it.

    9. Way to go importation - anything to annoy and harass them for a change. Such a huge waste of money and time. I wonder what type of education they have to have to get the job or if they take them right from the zoo?

  13. I like seeing Mr Justin Trudeau play hardball with the separatists. A lot more respectable than the pseudo-sovereignist NDP. What drives young people to support them, anyway?

  14. @Pauline Myking: If you're reading this, try posting on this thread. After 200 comments on any thread, sometimes the Blogger system doesn't post and you have to "load more" when it says it at the bottom of the screen. Don't give up and welcome aboard. Ignore comments from "SR" and "student" - two resident trolls that are a pain in the ass so we don't bother responding to their stupid remarks (most of the time anyway).

  15. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:47:00 AM EST

    S.R. wrote at Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00:00 PM EST:

    "Une ex-danseuse?"

    Why do quebecois men ALL think that attractive quebec girls must all be strippers?
    Why the disrespect, S.R.? Is it because there are no career prospects in quebec for women? And why would that be? Separatism specter?
    So in a future free quebec all women will be strippers?
    Belle societe de bougons. Ta mere, ta blonde, ta soeur et ta fille sont des danseuses?

    1. @UN GARS “Why do quebecois men ALL think that attractive quebec girls must all be strippers?”
      I take exception to this comment, maybe “hand some” SR thinks that way .
      This male(born and raised in Montréal) does not think(there you go student, just opened the door for you) that way.
      You say; from Rimouski! must be very pleasant to the eyes. Enjoy.
      Pauline(PASTA CHASTER) “danseuse”!!. Oh sorry you said “attractive girls”.

      @AnecTOTEFriday, February 22, 2013 at 9:40:00 PM EST
      “embarrass these fools internationally” Someone should make T shirts with a large map of Quebec, across the back with the word PASTE and a line through PASTE.

      @RS R.SFriday, February 22, 2013 at 10:19:00 PM EST
      “French culture” more sarcasm or did you mean ‘White French Canadian Roman Catholic Quebecer”, this culture has been going down the toilet since BouBou brought in bill 22,strange adults interrogating 4&5year olds to hear if they could speak English(Ed that’ 1974 & liberal, liberal, with all due respect, get a life. Oh! forgot you are off to do your good deed, you are aware that the German guy went to church ) then the famous bill 101 and now #pastegate. Next on the agenda ‘THOUGHT POLICE”. Adski’s elitist are making it very difficult to be a proud Quebecer especially when the world is laughing at you. It would be extremely difficult after the T shirts hit the market to be a PROUD QUEBECER but would you want to be???

    2. FROM ED
      Geez w.a.c., What German guy are you talking about? Are you referring to pastagate? are you saying we should wear T shirts with the word 'PASTE' on them? Bourassa was a smart man. He was trying to quell the francophones who were stirred up by the FLQ. They were threatening trouble at the '76 Olympics. The Olympic committee was going to drop Montreal as a site but
      Bourassa saved it. He was not dealing with pots and pans in the street. He was dealing with murder and mayhem. The Protestant School Commission complained they were being flooded with French children whose parents wanted them to learn English. The strange adults you speak of were teachers judging whether a child understood enough English to learn in his or her class. They were not prepared for French immersion back then.
      I've got a good life and when I post it's factual. The world would be laughing if we wore T shirts with the word PASTE on them. I am a proud Quebecer and always will be. It's called Loyalty to God, family and fellow citizens. Ed

  16. Je crois que les deux identités de ugBSdc sont en conflit.

  17. From CTV New Montreal yesterday. Mr. Lapierre suggests that we start pressuring Mr. Legault and the CAQ MNAs to stop Bill 14. Everyone should e-mail Mr. Legault requesting his assistance to stop this poisonous bill.

    1. why is bill 14 poisonous cutie003? please avoid vulgarity this time.

    2. stop being a Keyboard ASSHOLE !! any law that abrogates civil liberties is poisonous, even a three year old understans that...

    3. @land of tazmandoo

      "any law that abrogates civil liberties is poisonous..."

      can you be more specific, mate? which one of your civil liberties are at risk with bill 14?

  18. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:24:00 AM EST

    More quebekistan popular agitation:

    Why is it that every other province does what they can to find jobs?
    Maritimers find work in Alberta, etc. Why is it that only quebec needs to bitch all the time and wants everything for nothing? Instead of bitching they should find work.
    It's so much like in France. Which by the way, this is sooooooo quebec:

    1. Because they are very mentally ill and we have let them get away with far too much for far too long. They no longer belong in a civilized society.

    2. @cutie003

      "They no longer belong in a civilized society."

      and you would be "civilized" i assume?


      "I wish they would just f------- go to hell away. I hate them..."

      "Why don't f---ing As-h---- get a Goddamn job..."

      do those lines represent well enough your view of a civilized speech cutie003?

    3. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:20:00 PM EST

      Both SR and student have A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y nothing constructive to contribute to this blog.
      They never, ever post anything significant or worthy to debate. They always react to posts, never initiate. It's like two kids goofing around from their parents' basements.
      EDITOR should ban the two loonies; there are far better ways of showing the world how separatists are. But he won't so....
      Please post good stuff in order to stimulate healthy debate or may I suggest a new site for you two to get all frisky about:

    4. @un gars b s de calgary

      "SR and student have A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y nothing constructive to contribute to this blog..."

      ah dude. this coming from the author of "Why do quebecois men ALL think that attractive quebec girls must all be strippers?" and " en France. Tu vas etre hais la-bas" is quite ironic. tell me if you need more examples, there's really amply supply.

      you would be funny if you weren't so sad, mate.

    5. @ GARS..btw way enjoy your posts much.
      re : the trolls, please remember they are mentally ill and the nature of their illness.
      " in the surreal world of the Narcissist even language is pathologized, mutates into a weapon of self defense, verbal fortification, medium without message, replacing words with duplictious meanings and game playing"
      They are here for ATTENTION.And attention only.
      They have NO sense of self or identity except as mirrored in OUR (anglo) eyes.

    6. I wish the Editor would block "student" - he is much more irritating than SR and he repeats everything everyone says thereby using up a lot of space with his inane and stupid comments. Please re-consider Editor - Michel at least adds something to the discussions and SR is usually a one liner but "student" is very tiring.

    7. Sorry cutie but posters like student supply an invaluable source for analysis of the species specific mental disorders inflicting their kind. Rest assured their comments on all the websites they infect are being collected as data.
      It is imperative to profile the "Taliban" mind where and however it asserts itself.

    8. @ Lenoir

      BTW I am fast becoming a fan of yours !

      “Re : the trolls, please remember they are mentally ill and the nature of their illness.
      " in the surreal world of the Narcissist even language is pathologized, mutates into a weapon of self defense, verbal fortification, medium without message, replacing words with duplictious meanings and game playing"
      They are here for ATTENTION.And attention only.
      They have NO sense of self or identity except as mirrored in OUR (anglo) eyes”

      I would like to add something to that. They are also acutely aware of what a blog like this does. When exchanging comments people of like-minds feel that common sentiments are shared and a bond is created. When bonds are created, they strengthen and take a life of their own. The trolls are sh*tting in their pants because they fear where it will lead to, and feel extremely threatened by it. Just by the fact that some of them practically live here because they have to monitor and then make comments to distort what has been said, or try and belittle the impact from comments posted, speaks volumes of just how afraid they really are. After 40 years of stamping out everything “English”, and darn nearly succeeding, they are as fearful today as they were 40 years ago. This entire time, this entire journey they’ve undertaken has brought them no sense of peace, no sense of reassurance, and still, no sense of real identity. The rest of us know who we are, and don’t need to shove it down anyone’s throat. We have our own cultures and traditions that we belong to and honor. But they still have no faith in their own. Worst, they’ve lost complete perspective. I come back to this PASTA blunder, because it is the best example and highly indicative of just how distorted their perception of things has become. After 40 years, they’ve accomplished sweet – f...alll! And most ludicrous of all, is that they fancy once a nation, suddenly everything will change.

      PS: it won’t.

    9. Lenoir - You're stealing my boyfriend! - lol - I agree with AnceTOTE - Their on-going fantasy of a "french only pur laine" society is getting a shit-kicking on line by thousands of francophones who've had enough and are as embarrassed as hell by their government. The voting next time around is going to be all over the place. We're going to have to make sure that we all get to the polls for the next one and no skipping this time around. It'll have a turnout around the same amount as the 1995 referendum. By hook or by crook the polls will be packed. It'll be a tossup to say the least.

  19. “At no time did Titan ask for lower wages; we asked only if you want seven hours pay, you work at least six," he wrote. Only in France and Quebec would that comment be hard to understand. Reminds me of Quebec, where Montreal cops only want to work three days, and threatened the mayor when he said no.

    1. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:04:00 PM EST

      I'd really would just love to see Quebec Solidaire win a majority in the next provincials.
      That would just precipitate quebekistan in its own demise, USSR style:)

    2. If Quebec Solidaire wins the next provincials, I am out of this province. Anyway, only in Quebec is a communist the most popular provincial leader. Communist didn't work in USRR and certainly don't work in Quebec, the have not capital of Canada, and were contributing to the economy is a no-no

    3. Yeah Liam he only says that because he wants quebec to leave not giving a thought to those of us that are left here. That is the problem with quebec - they have created so much hate from the world that surrounds them that we all fall under the same roof. To the ROC that read this blog, do not forget that at least 65% of us are with you and we hate the separatists probably more than you do. Our problem is that we do not have a provincial federalist party here behind which we can throw our support so we have to count on a closet separatist party to protect us from the worst of the bunch. Hopefully, we will soon have another party (or two) that we can turn our votes to and get us out from under the umbrella that these separatists have us trapped.

    4. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:28:00 PM EST

      "To the ROC that read this blog, do not forget that at least 65% of us are with you and we hate the separatists probably more than you do"

      You will never be able to change their mentalities. Youll just end up miserable, cutie. I ignore how old you are but it's time to either not pay attention too much to them, stay happy or move out. Thats what I did, the best ever decision I took. I was fresh out of the HEC at 25. No regrets.
      BTW I disapprove using the word "hate". Hitler hated jews. Oh well...

    5. @cutie003

      "...and we hate the separatists probably more than you do. Our problem is that we do not have a provincial federalist party here..."

      no your problem is that you hate, mate. you need to let that urge go.

    6. Hahahahaha!

      Pauvre peggy,ravagée par la ménopause.Je me demande ce qu'elle ferait de toutes "ses hormones détraquées" si nous n'existions pas...Pauvre peggy,elle souffre vraiment :(

    7. S.R..

      "ravagée par la ménopause"

      Utterly offensive comment.

      Editor, it is time for S.R. and Student to go. They are destroying your blog.

    8. @Johnny boy

      Comparable à : Nazi,bigot,asshole,racist,fascist,kkk,inbred,retard,ignorant,sob,bastard,etc ... ?

  20. FROM ED
    The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats
    and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved."

    Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or
    even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the
    blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been
    re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the
    British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when
    threatened by the Spanish Armada.

    The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get
    the Bastards." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they
    have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300
    The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror
    alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are
    "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire
    that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the
    country's military capability.

    Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to
    "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective
    Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

    The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance"
    to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher
    levels: "Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose."

    Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat
    they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .

    The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy.
    These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy
    can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

    Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to
    "She'll be alright, Mate." Three more escalation levels remain: "Crikey!",
    "I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend", and "The barbie is
    John Cleese

    1. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:25:00 PM EST

      Besides the fact that Cleese is so 1970something, I strongly disagree with his spin on France.
      French armed forces today are about the best fit, led, trained and equipped militaries right now. Not to mention they could kick our butts. However their only big gap now is that they really need strategic airlifters which may come sooner than later if the A-400M is delayed further.

    2. Quebec security alert is "separate" and "more cash please".

    3. France also has the French Foreign legion to do the dirty work. Expendable Cannon fodder, without political repercussions.

    4. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:16:00 PM EST

      Nowadays, most FFL officers are french nationals. Check your facts first. It's so easy to disprove posters on here:)

    5. Even during Dien Bien Phu most of the officers were French, though like I mentioned before most of the enlisted ranks are still non French Citizens. French overseas territories are considered part of France proper, or non mainland provinces. I never said that the French Foreign legion didn't have french officers, but since the lower ranks usually take the majority of casualties in any conflict, its convenient for political reasons to have non French citizens take the majority of casualties.

      IF the United States created its own foreign legion during the Vietnam war, they could have had the same number of soldiers in Vietnam as they did in the peak strength in 1969 up to 1973 and even transferred the legions control with financing and supplies to South Vietnam. It would have helped with a more phased withdrawal and still and helped the dissatisfaction and protests domestically against he war.

    6. "French armed forces today are about the best fit, led, trained and equipped militaries right now."

      That was also the case, for the most part, when France was invaded and conquered by the Germans in 1940.

  21. The best way to skin a narcissist is through shame. By exposure of False self.
    They live in a mirror world reflecting false self.
    The false self is reflected as haughty,grandiose,unique and entitled.It is like a mask which protects them from exposure.
    The truth is, under the mask,their real self is a shivering debilitated mess ruled by fear and self hate and pathological envy.
    "Their gulliver array of primitive rigid infantile defense mechanisms such as splitting,projective identification, denial,magical thinking, decompensation and self delusion serve to preserve the imperiled self from exposure.
    The solution is to expose...humiliate and shame them. LAUGH

    1. @Lenoir

      "The best way to skin a narcissist is through shame. By exposure of False self"

      I have always maintained and still believe that is the correct & best strategy to adopt in dealing with these nazis. #pastagate is a bell they cannot un-ring! Can you imagine the repercussions for that "over zealous" (hahhahahha...good one) Pasta Chaser who is responsible for popo now appearing with a head of PASTA LOLOLOLOL all over the world? Within a few weeks, (if they haven’t done away with him already), that Pasta Chaser will, without a doubt, be given his marching papers right to the unemployment line. There is no way this guy is keeping his job for having ridiculed her internationally and humiliated her in this fashion, not to speak of the financial and economic drawbacks from this catastrophic blunder that this government will have to deal with.

      The Pasta Chasers who get to keep their jobs, will, from now on...’tow the line’ and be extra careful who they pick on next...WIN WIN WIN !!! My guess is they will keep a low profile for a while cause people will have a tendency to laugh in their faces the minute they enter another establishment and introduce themselves. Seriously, who could keep a straight Face; they’ve become a laughing stock.

      The only reason these idiots backtracked in the first place, from all of this is because they met with international scorn thanks to twitter. Had the entire incident not gone viral, the menus would have had to be changed, you can bank on it. But...HELL NO! Pasta remains PASTA on quebec Menus !! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ....too f....bad !!

      Liberty & Freedom 1 – Separatist Agenda 0

      Twitter +1000

    2. "Twitter +1000"

      Dans la rue : +/- 150


  22. Quebec Arena financial incompetence
    "une dépense supplémentaire de 1,09 million $."and "La Ville de Québec a expliqué qu'à cause des délais de livraison serrés, on avait commencé l'implantation des pieux avant que les études sismiques soient complétées. " Seriously, Ottawa arena cost 230 million. Where is the 170 million going? Right in Peladeau pocket. "À la Ville, on prévoyait octroyer officiellement le contrat ces jours-ci, mais la réponse de l'AMF, qui travaille en collaboration avec l'Unité permanente anti-collusion (UPAC), se fait attendre." Really, Quebec is so corrupt that AMF is receiving some money too.

    1. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:52:00 PM EST

      I disagree here. Edmonton's new arena costs are in line with Quebec city's. Sorry but I am a methodical, objective guy. However, eventually I suspect that costs overruns in Quebec city could be attributed to corruption, just didn't happen.......yet!
      Quebec city's future NHL franchise will be a solid and lucrative one for owners.

    2. Listen Ed, I don't care what Edmonton does with it's money. If Edmonton and Alberta want to pay for a arena, well go ahead. Listen Fort McMurray found oil, good for them. Quebec Nordics were not lucrative then and won't be lucrative now. Also, 50 000 people showed and they couldn't donate 8$ each.

    3. They will not be in the NHL if they are a separate country so how do you know it will be a solid and lucrative one for the owners? Who are they going to play against? Will it be a small Stanley cup with a quebec flag and two teams - Montreal and quebec playing each other or will they have to go against the minor leagues? Won't be very attractive to good players that's for sure.

    4. @cutie003

      "They will not be in the NHL if they are a separate country..."

      why not?

    5. I don't know why I bother but the NHL is CANADIAN and American - quebec will not be accepted into a league that will consider them rebels and traitors for maybe, I don't know - how about 100 years or so - it will take at least that long for people to forget that they broke up one of the best countries in the world with their selfishness and idiocy and separatists bring up wars from 200 years ago therefore........if follows that why should the rest of North America accept them as friends and neighbours for at least that long? Perhaps they will allow those two teams to play at the same time as the Russians and the rest of the countries play. If you're lucky and if the rest of the world recognizes quebec as a new country - wonder how many countries it would take to be officially recognized? Hummmmmm

  23. FROM ED
    Yeah Gars, The French are great heroes. If we didn't see that during two great wars we saw how quick they were to get out of Afghanistan. We saw how those heroes stood against England oining the common market until the Brits said, "Like it or not, we're coming. They shut up and hid. Ed

  24. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:11:00 PM EST

    "If we didn't see that during two great wars we saw how quick they were to get out of Afghanistan."
    I cant talk about WW1 or 2 but as far as their Afghanistan contingent goes:
    500 French troops stay behind in Afghanistan as trainers:

    "We saw how those heroes stood against England oining the common market until the Brits said, "Like it or not, we're coming. They shut up and hid."

    Britain and France are so close to be bankrupt, so either way, Ed...

    Remember that it is easy to be brave behind a keyboard; Ed why don't you show the way and volunteer to fight in Afghanistan? Then you too can be a great hero:)

    Matter is that France is our ally.

    I served 4 years in the reserves with The Regiment de Maisonneuve as a rifleman and have my parachute wings, Ed. All that while at the HEC. I am proud of my serving Canada and I am so happy that I am not just another talker.

    1. FROM ED
      Bigmouth gars, I didn't serve in the reserves. I was in Korea. I killed men when I was still a teen. After two murderous battles I was dishonorably discharged because they found out I lied about my age. I wasn't marching around a drill floor to serve Canada I used my life not my mouth. You think you have all the answers but you know nothing apart from Calgary. After England gave them back their country twice in the century, France tried to block England from the common market. Braggers like you are all bullshit . You have no respect for anyone but the trolls because they are on your mental level. That's why you communicate with them. You run down us quebecers like we are all separatists. The trolls may be a nuisance but they do revel in the thought of someone else's demise. Ed

    2. I have to admit France made errors that seem ridiculous now. Some of what they had set out to accomplish weren't that ridiculous. The maginot line if it was completed fully would have slowed, delayed and maybe even stopped the German blitzkreig. Their were german sections of line on both the eastern and western fronts that didn't surrender until the complete german surrender in 1945.

      The French strategy of having Dien Bien Phu of having built a base in the valley surrounded by high ground, was to get viet minh forces out in the open so they could be destroyed by French Air power and artillery. Unfortunately for the French despite massive American Air logistical support, they still failed. The vietminh went on the supposedly impossible high ground and set up artillery and mortars that rained down on the support bases around Dien Bien Phu airbase and overran them one by one. at the same time crippling the runways for resupply. Despite Airdrop the supplies coming in (due to alot of it falling in viet minh controlled territory) was not sufficient and eventually the main base fell. 14 years later on the other the United States proved the French strategy in Dien Bien Phu could be implemented when they succesfully defended Khe Sanh, which was also in a valley.

      On the other hand, I think read that the French lost the battle for Quebec because they though that some cliffs were so shear that he brits would never attack from there. Supposedly they posted no guards and/or the few sentries they did post fell asleep?

  25. I am - and I would think most people are - under the assumption that the ultimate goal of the separatist movement is the independence of Quebec. That is, Quebec to be an independent and sovereign country.

    To be truly independent and sovereign, a country not only needs to have complete control to its internal elements but also needs to have recognition from other independent countries. In terms of the political, economic, social and cultural standings in the world, a country like Canada needs recognition from major industrial powers in the world. If Quebec is to be declared independent, I would think that recognition from OECD, G-20, OAS countries is needed.

    The fact is, it may not be that difficult to declare one's independence. However without recognition that declaration may not go anywhere. Just look at Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Western Sahara and Nagorno-Karabakh.

    The point of my long intro is, with all the shenanigans that they are pulling, does the separatist group with the PQ at the forefront really want Quebec to be independent? What country would be willing to recognize Quebec knowing what actions the "new country" does to part of its population? The world is getting smaller - so they say. News from Quebec gets all around the world quickly. Just like the Editor pointed out, the Pastagate gets traction internationally. Do they think leaders of world power will happily recognize a country like this?

    1. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:22:00 PM EST

      Actually who would recognize a newly independant quebec?
      My first guess is to look at who does not really like Canada at this time.
      With all its bad press about Canada I would suspect Iran? Or how about a country that is in an economic battle, such as Brazil, or other BRIC members?
      Any ideas?

    2. @un gars bs de calgary

      "Actually who would recognize a newly independant quebec?"

      very badly formulated question. if it's independant it's because it will already have been recognized by other countries.

      "My first guess is to look at who does not really like Canada at this time."

      and mine is to look at who likes democracy at this time.

      "Or how about a country that is in an economic battle, ..."

      every country is in an economic battle un gars.

      "...such as Brazil, or other BRIC members?"

      yeah sure. i agree with you these guys should recognize quebec if it votes for independance. and france and canada. in canada's case it's actually a given if everything happens following clarity act. global recognition should unfold quickly after these two confirm their support. in my humble opinion of course.

    3. Why are we talking about recognition of independance? There is no referendum, no yes vote, and no separation.

      Even if 50% + 475 voted yes, nothing would happen. A referendum is nothing more than a giant opinion poll - it has no legal consequences. A province cannot hold a vote on changing the international boundries of a country.

      If it were so simple to hold a winning referendum and declare yourself a country, Jacques Parizeau would have done it in 1995. Instead of resigning on October 30, 1995, he would have simply declared another referendum for November 30, 1995. If that one were lost, he would have held another one until he got to 50 % + 1.

      Like I have stated in previous posts, the most the separatists will ever accomplish has already occured. Unfortunately all Quebecers are suffering as a consequence. Montreal is no longer the biggest city in Canada, no longer has much influence, and has to deal with overall sub-par performance. I still love this place and have no intention of leaving because I clearly sense we are near the end of this madness. Most people I deal with (Franco Quebecers) tell me every day how they find our whole situation so ridiculous. To me that's a clear sign things are headed in the right direction.

      Hang in there and be positive - things will end well.

    4. I do hope you're right but I'm really sick of being on the end the rope every time they bring in these new stupid anti-democratic laws and we have to fight back. This time we cannot let Bill 14 go through - this will surely finish quebec off in the business world and with any kind of real estate values. I hope the CAQ have caught on that we've had it up to our necks with this nasty separatist agenda of pitting citizens against citizens all the time. We are nothing but pawns in their chess game and all they care about is the next election - all of them, the liberals included. We need some strong representation in the National Assembly that can make things right again and we'd better be ready to back them when they come to be. Other than that, this nonsense will go on for another 40 years and I'm certain there are a lot of soft nationalists that have come to our way of thinking. It's only the hard-liners that are trying to keep the game going so we have find ways through them rather than around them. We can no longer afford to give one inch - they will always want the mile.

    5. @mtl 1973

      "A referendum is nothing more than a giant opinion poll - it has no legal consequences."

      you're right. but don't you think it is a necessary step to legitimize the declaration of independance that would follow? or do you think that the parti québécois should skip it and simply hold a vote on independance at the national assembly?

    6. @Cutie

      Demographics in Quebec are changing. Quebec's population is becoming much more international due to immigration and a low birth rate. These immigrants, in a very high percentage, laugh at separatists. Additionally, younger people are more exposed to the world via social media and the Internet. The best cure to the separatists disease is to see what's going on outside Quebec(istan).

      Quebec is a great place to live and the people are awesome - it's just the politics that make it crazy.

    7. FROM ED
      MTL 73,
      Thank you. At last someone who makes sense. I've been saying this all along but the downers come out in droves. Every time I post a hopeful memo, someone is there to dispute it. Some people convince themselves we are on the edge
      of a precipice and go on to discourage others. Ignore them and keep smiling.
      There will be no more referendums. There will be no partition or separation. In a month things will look better. Just the fact that spring will arrive and the sun will shine.
      Though April showers may come your way. They bring the flowers that bloom in May. So if it's raining , have no regrets. It isn't really rain you know it's raining Violets. Ed

    8. Our main focus right now, like it or not, is to put a stop to Bill 14. This Bill cannot be allowed to go through. It will be another nail in the coffin of this province. All our efforts have to be focused on this one bill. Another election is probably not going to happen for at least another year so let's concentrate on this one issue and do what we can to stop it.

  26. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:41:00 PM EST

    Well noon time here. Time for the mall now. Cheerio from happy, wealthy Calgary!!!

    1. noon is time for the mall?!? is this another example of a "constructive contribution" to the blog, un gars bs de calgary?!? get real, buddy.

    2. "Well noon time here. Time for the mall now"

      Moyen deux d'pique,Mdr!

    3. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:22:00 AM EST

      SR + Student:

      A part de rire des autres, c'est quoi que vous faites?

      Quin: riez de ca:

      Quand t'es ne pour un petit rine, mes bien petits quebecois:)

    4. @un gars bs de calgary

      "...c'est quoi que vous faites?"

      i study.

    5. "A part de rire des autres, c'est quoi que vous faites? "(sic)

      La qualité de votre français fout le camps lentement mais sûrement.

  27. Does anyone have suggestions how to get Canada to put a stop to this???

    1. Flood the feds and anyone in any political office you can think of with e-mails and any other written way of communication - we have to be heard that we've had enough of this BS from these bigots. Of course, we're pretty limited here but the liberals and CAQ right now are our best best. Hopefully we will have a new political party or two starting up that we may have better luck with because it sure as hell won't do any good to complain to the separatists (CAQ would like to get some of our votes so they may be approachable). See that the proponents of Bill 14 met today and some feel Bill 14 doesn't go far enough - This will never end unless we get some new options to vote for so let's hope something happens quickly. As much publicity as possible is great also - write to newspaper, radio shows, US stations, anything to get the message out.

    2. Anyone looking for a really good laugh, check out this story in La Presse, the best paper in Montreal:

      Du steak aux W.-C.

    3. Gros Bon Sens

      I for one hope these incidents are isolated and do not reflect the position of the OQLF. I am a francophone who doesn't have a problem with shop owners putting english in their stores. To me it's business and if I were a unilingual francophone, i simply would let my wallet do the talking and boycott stores who would fail to offer service in French.

      Having said that, I am a little tired of some medias trying to make it look like the world is laughing at Quebec for some of this. I would much prefer have problems with some of the language in my country, than live in the US where a lot of states still teach creationism.. .Which one is worst ???

    4. @MTL1973

      I saw that article today. What`s most interesting about it are the comments. Most of them are from francophones who have FINALLY realized how petty the OQLF is with their harassment of businesses and wasting of tax-payer money on illegal words in the workplace, words such as "Start" or "On/Off".

      Here is a good example:

      ...Elle nuit à l'image du Québec et fait passer les Québécois pour des gens bornés, étroits d'esprit et racistes envers les anglophones. Est-ce vraiment ce genre d'activité qui protégera notre langue? C'est tout à fait ridicule, nous allons devenir la risée de toute la planète avec ce genre d'histoire inusitée et farfelue.

    5. Here's a video from Sun News (Quebecor property). The first part is about Pastagate but the second part gets emotional as the reporter speaks of his own experience with the language cops when he was a kid living in Montreal. It takes about 10 minutes.

      Sun News Video on Pastagate and OQLF

    6. Yes Laurie - I just read it and the comments underneath were outright against all this nonsense as much as we are. Get a grip you crazy people - everyone is totally embarrassed by all this publicity as if everyone is in Kindergarten and have to be told how to act, how to speak and what to speak. Boy - it has to end. As one businessman was saying, to buy products from anywhere else now is two to three times as expensive because of the insistence of putting Stop in french instead of english. We are paying for this people right out of our pocketbooks along with the language cops and all the stupid taxes we pay and then have to pay our retailers up to twice as much more for products than anywhere else in Canada or North America. It's no wonder we're broke.

    7. Very heart felt speech from the guy and you could tell he was thinking the whole time about his dad. What kind of society are we? We have to stop these people and not just the language police, the whole damn movement against freedom of speech!

    8. EDITOR - Did you remove the petition from CRITIQ opposing Bill 14 or am I overlooking it somewhere? Am I not supposed to post these things? I hope I am because I feel the more people that are involved in stopping these separatists the better.

    9. @MTL1973

      Very hollow men and women indeed!

  28. Well it seems to have vanished so I'm putting in back in. Please tell me if I'm not supposed to do this. Thank you Petition received from CRITIQ to the NA to stop Bill 14. Please sign and submit. Thank you. The more of us that participate the better.

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

    Tel: 514-360-3236

    > This petition is an official petition started by Geoffrey Kelley, MNA

    > Please sign it and send it to your contacts


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

    Tel: 514-360-3236

  29. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:25:00 PM EST

    :AnonymousSaturday, February 23, 2013 at 5:44:00 PM EST
    Bigmouth gars, I didn't serve in the reserves. I was in Korea. I killed men when I was still a teen. After two murderous battles I was dishonorably discharged because they found out I lied about my age. I wasn't marching around a drill floor to serve Canada I used my life not my mouth. You think you have all the answers but you know nothing apart from Calgary. After England gave them back their country twice in the century, France tried to block England from the common market. Braggers like you are all bullshit . You have no respect for anyone but the trolls because they are on your mental level. That's why you communicate with them. You run down us quebecers like we are all separatists. The trolls may be a nuisance but they do revel in the thought of someone else's demise. Ed"
    Is this how the anglos in quebec will suceed?
    With a fraud like Ed?
    I did a vack check onEd. He is a liar fraud guy. Read back his crap. Well in the end, good luck for all anglo/franco/allo quebekistanis...Same folk.

    1. @un gars bs de calgary

      mate! i happen to have done a back check on you too! very disturbing find: you really are that full of it!

    2. FROM ED
      So typical of trolls. They say, " he's lying. I'm the only one telling the truth" Everybody has read what you post . they can judge for themselves. Ed


    Wonder what the PQ is going to make of this, since they were against or at least initially against Albertan oil being shipped to and through Quebec.

    1. It's the typical - Only quebec feels justified to protect "their" land - these people feel the same way and, I guess, have every right to do so. Don't know how I would feel if it were my land. I guess I don't find "towers" that much of a big deal but these people seem to. In the end I'm sure a lot of money will be made no matter how it turns out. Some say they won't sell out but money is pretty persuasive as an argument to most people.

    2. There isn't much science to back it up but some people are concerned about the potentially negative health effects from electrical power transmission lines. They're also very ugly. Several wilderness lakes that I used to fish in the Laurentians had the James Bay power lines built right beside them and it definitely detracted from their beauty. I didn't have the heart to visit them anymore after the Hydro Quebec lines went in.

    3. That's sad but I guess we have to find ways to transmit power and oil or how will we survive especially with the winters we have? I presume it would be too expense to put them underground. I don't have a solution either so there it is.

  31. FROM ED
    Folks, Un Gars would have us believe that everyone in Calgary is wealthy, apparently like him. He is trying to make us feel bad by comparison with Quebec. However, if you google in 'Calgary/poverty'
    you'll see that things are no better for Calgary citizens than for us financially. Those that have a job in oil are well off and ignore the plight of the poor. Check out the section on homelessness and stop feeling likee the ROC is looking down on us. That's what he wants us to believe. This is a guy who gets his jollies from other people's pain. Ed

    1. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:28:00 AM EST

      Quite to the contrary, my friend.
      However you seem very bitter, Ed. Why?
      I never intentionally go against you. Go back and read past comments of mine.
      You were always fast on the trigger to nail me at every opportunity, pretty nasty of you.
      Anyway, truce please?
      I am not particularly wealthy. Just a mid-30s guy with a mortgage, car loan, credit cards and roughly 420K aside in savings. However, yes i am in a good paying job, probably just like you Ed.

      Peace, brother!

    2. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:30:00 AM EST


    3. Trop tard peggy,il fréquente déjà une ex-danseuse de Rimouski (Lynda ?)

    4. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:03:00 AM EST

      My gf doesn't like competition:)
      BTW she is also a quebecoise that works here in Calgary. We met by chance and she also thinks I should be doing better things with my time than post here!

    5. "she is also a quebecoise"

      Une quebekistanis?

    6. "My gf doesn't like competition"

      Probablement pour cette raison qu'elle a choisi l'alberta.

    7. @un gars bs de calgary

      "Anyway, truce please? (...)
      Peace, brother!"

      dude is ed a lying fraud or was it your usual bull scheiße? i don't think you can ask for peace if you don't take back your defamatory claims.

      "My gf doesn't like competition:)"

      you have a girlfriend?!?!?!? what does she look for in a man?

    8. Darn girlfriends always give me problems - oh well, I'll just have to get over it. I'm glad she likes it there - it helps if you feel welcome where you live and work. By the way, I heard in an earlier post, that the term Quebecoise has been high-jacked by the separatists so if she is not a separatist, she should just use the term "french Canadian". I didn't know that either until I was informed by one of the contributors to the blog.

    9. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 10:35:00 AM EST


      why are you such a retard?
      Is it the oxygen you breathe in quebekistan mate?
      I care not about your input, taliban

      why are you so ignorant taliban
      why don't you have a life?
      no girlfriend?
      SR is your BFF?
      why the questions, taliban?
      BTW your earlier post was juvenile; no wonder it was deleted

  32. Picked up an e-mail address for the PQ to object to Bill 14 and the language police: - send off some e-mail, preferably in french if you can, to object to all these on-going harassment efforts by them.

  33. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:34:00 AM EST

    Random news about Montreal:

    A new OQLF offensive against Joe Beef:

    Bill 14 does not go far enough: Mouvement quebec francais:

    quebec unions go against Harper:

    Oh and yes, the Habs won again!!!

  34. Check this out. While everyone involved in Pastagate is backtracking and in damage-control mode, Mario Beaulieu and his MQF are still steadfast and they proudly stand on OQLF's initial action. That in the face that OQLF itself now does not feel all that good with what they did.

    1. Did you read the comments under Le Journal de Montreal? 99% francophones are embarrassed by these idiots and the Marois government. Surprise, surprise. We must rid ourselves of these nuts - our province has so many problems and we waste money on this kind of garbage - we actually pay to have the world laugh at us just like stand up comedians.

  35. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:58:00 AM EST

    SR & student have website...

    1. @un gars bs de calgary

      dude get ready... just a few hours and it's.......mall time!!!

    2. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:06:00 AM EST

      Hey etudiant; merci de faire un colon de toi sur ce site. Sans le savoir tu aides la cause de ce site, tu es un cancre complet et S.R. aussi.
      Merci de demontrer a la planete entiere que les nationalistes du quebec sont des ostis de 2 de pique.

      P.S. Je sais que toi tu preferes aller a des manifs plutot que de stimuler ton economie en miette...

  36. Wow - talk about communists - this is where this province is headed - what an ideal to aim for. When oh when will these people wake up and see what is happening in their own backyard? Crazy as hell.

    1. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 10:38:00 AM EST

      Some societies, quebec included, just love the way they are. You see, braiwashed all their lives by tree hugging, marxist separatists has given quebec society some pretty dizzying self centered rightous bs that nobody else is good enough to understand.
      quebekistanis are misunderstood.

  37. FROM ED
    To Une Gars Sympathetique de Calgary,
    Look Mate, I don't hate anyone. I cerryainly don't hate you. But I hate bullies and to me your posts area form of bullying. Laughing at our
    predicament when we are hapless to control it. comments like "I'd really would just love to see Quebec Solidaire win a majority in the next provincials. That would just precipitate quebekistan in its own demise, USSR style:" or "My happiest day will be the day when I watch Quebec go down the tubes."
    Comments like this are very depressing for Quebecers (and we are Quebecers) who are already depressed over the situation and feel helpless to chnge it.
    My congratulations on your Army Service. Mine was short and sweet.. When I went to the D.V.A. to collect the pittance of pay they owed me,
    I was told there was no record of me having been in the Army. The man at the desk said they do that because they don't want to admit
    they sent a kid into battle. So I fought for my country that doesn't recognize me but I am not bitter. I love Canada and I love Quebec.
    You remind me of Eddie Murphy. He was two years older than me and remembered me from high school. He was jealous because I won an award for bravery under fire so he squealed that I was underage. On top of being stripped of evrything I held dear, I had to undergo a beating by him and three other bullies while I was waiting for transit. i still remember their laughter while the boots were hitting me in the face. I think it's wrong to laugh at a man when he's down and you seem to do that to Quebecers. Ed

    1. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 10:51:00 AM EST

      I believe that some comments were misrepresented.
      I am sorry for that DVA crap.
      I was born & raised in quebec. I am a bilingual franco that could not get a job there so when I heard that some Alberta companies were hiring HEC grads I applied and was hired on the spot.
      They paid for my move and I never looked back. Would I consider to move back to quebecÉ Certainly but I do not like the quebec society model. I would probably have to move to quebec city and retire. And ignore the separatist crap.

    2. I dont know who is more annoying..ED or Un GARS. Both of you give it a rest. ED with your nostalgia about how great life was in the 1940s through 60s when the anglos ruled the world and your propoganda about how great england is. And then there is the bitter young ex-Quebecer who loves to come on here and tell us how pathetic Quebec is and how its going down the drain. Seriously UN GARS is this a hobby of yours?? You arent contributing anything worthwhile..we know Quebec has tons of problems..the editor does a great job of informing us. We know Quebec will be bankrupt in 5-10 years at the current rate..we know the PQ are a scary racist xenophoboc party. I also lived in Calgary for 4 years and I know its wealthy place where yuppies flourish..however the poor and homeless are often ignored. All I heard incessantly from everyone in Calgary was taxes are too high and how much money they made and this was in the must be even worse now. At some point Calgary will fall on its face. Plus Un GARs we are not all like you single and young..hence we cant just pack up and leave easily so cut us a little slack here. are stuck in a time warp like most older anglos here. Your unwavering support for an incredibly corrupt and incompetent party is a big reason why we have so many problems in this province. Its not just the PQ who have mismanaged our finances and infrastructure in this province..the Liberals are equally responsible and your generations continued support for them essentially offers us no hope.
      I know you all think I am some sort of CAQ promoter..I have no ties to the CAQ..but I consider myself a pragmatic realist. I have lived in Quebec for 12 years and have seen both the Liberals and PQ totally mismanage affairs..directly or indirectly allow corruption to infest all levels of government. Both parties have let the infrastructure crumble..both parties have done nothing to make this a province people want to invest it..both have done nothing to help the anglophone community. I am not sure which party is worse..and I am serious..the PQ with their xenophobic anti-english undertones or the arrogance and indifference and incompetence of the Liberal party.

      Hence I look for another viable alternative to run this province. The CAQ is the only other party that has any hope of winning an election cant argue with me about that. The CAQ main platform is about cutting waste, lowering taxes, stopping corruption, taking on the unions and essentially become more pro-business. And they promise not to talk about seperation issues for 10 years. Sorry but if we really want any hope of change I have to support a third party. Yes they are untested..yes they could end up being a failure but we are basically out of time and both the Liberals and the PQ have had more than enough time to prove they can run things and they have both utterly failed..and anyone who says otherwise is completely delusional.

      The Equality party is another idea that will have no impact on anything as the most we can hope for is perhaps 2 seats and that would almost take a miracle. Francophones will either be angered by the equality party of laugh at it. A whopping 300 people showed up for the protest last weekend and this blog and some english media sites hype it up as if 100,000 people were there. Its pathetic and it shows you that in the end most anglos really done care and are not willing to become involved. So while most of you continue to spin yarns and tales I continue to be a pragmatic and I see the CAQ as the only option that might change things in this province. Otherwise the decline continues until the inevitable crisis.

    3. Come on guys - we have to use our energy and our discussions to talk about stopping Bill 14 - this is what we should be taking action on and not worrying about the next election whenever - there will be lots of time to discuss that when one is called and we'll see about the Equality Party at that time - never mind with the comments of two seats - you don't know that complicated - there are many, many people talking on line of how they've had enough of separatists - period - so they are waiting for a new party to vote for. Why do you think it has to be the CAQ? They are new also - one election under their belts - that's it, that's all. Nothing proven yet but they've all been around awhile so what makes you think these guys are squeaky clean? The Equality Party, with the right platform concerning the economy and re-instating this province's rights and freedoms to move past this on-going, never ending, debate could be just what we need right now. I will take a new party with the right platform over a separatist party anytime, anywhere - and Ed - don't bother please - I don't need you to tell me what Dr. Couillard said and to interpret for me - I have all my wits about me and don't need someone to interpret what anyone is saying for me - thanks anyway.

  38. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:27:00 PM EST

    Part victory:

    "Diane de Courcy acknowledged that 13 countries reported on the story about an inspector with Quebec's language office, the OQLF, who told a Montreal restaurant owner that the menu was too Italian because it didn't contain the French translation for the word "pasta."

    After heavy public criticism and embarrassing international attention, the OQLF relented and admitted its inspector showed "an excess of zeal."

    "We will from now on apply moderation, but also judgement," de Courcy said. "One must not judge the OQLF based on only one incident.""

    More here:

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  40. «Je pense que c'est de l'intimidation et il va falloir répliquer à ça», a assuré Mario Beaulieu, président de la Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste Seriously, Beaulieu if that is bullying then you are so living in a delusional bubble. I was bullied in school, and that is so not it.

    «Il y a plus de gens qui parlent français, mais l'anglais connaît une progression beaucoup plus importante, a indiqué M. Curzi. Les langues c'est toujours une bataille et si on ne se bat pas, on se fait battre.» First of all, do you have any quote to back that up. Second of all, a battle, seriously get real.

  41. Liam - that link is not available - wonder if they had so many hits to see if it's for real, that it crashed? These are the hardliners in quebec that people are so intimidated by - they are so strong on everything - I kind of wish we had a "special" little group that was just as "hardline" about english how it would be received and perceived?