Thursday, February 28, 2013

French versus English Volume 76


This week in corruption


Arrest Warrants finally issued over superhospital 
After months of dancing, the police finally dropped the hammer on disgraced ex big shot Arthur Porter and four others accused of offering and receiving 22 million in bribes related to the awarding of the contract to SNC-Lavalin to build Montreal's English super hospital.
"A health care executive who Prime Minister Stephen Harper once appointed to oversee the national spy agency is now a wanted man.
Quebec’s anti-coruption squad issued arrest warrants Wednesday for Dr. Arthur Porter and four other men embroiled in allegations of fraud swirling around the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal’s English-language hospital network." Read the rest of the story

Witness at Charbonneau Crime Commission called an 'Imbecile' by presiding judge 
"Who me?"
After listening to testimony given by former City of Montreal employee Robert Marcil, who headed the department in charge of construction projects, it's hard to have much faith in the legal system where a witness can give such utterly unbelievable and clearly dubious testimony and not be charged with obstruction of justice.

Mr, Marcil defended himself saying he had nothing to do with corruption in spite of testimony to the contrary from other witnesses and a mountain of evidence that he colluded with contractors doing business with the city.
He told the commission with a straight face that he did not know that a construction boss with whom he vacationed in Italy would be picking up the tab for hotel accommodations until he arrived in Italy.
He then told the commission that he recommended hiring the construction magnate's daughter for a job in his department without ever speaking to her father about it, despite speaking with him dozens and dozens of time on the telephone.

It got to the point that an exasperated judge called him an 'imbecile' Read the story

Ah well, just another day of jollies at the farcical Crime Commission.

We don't need no stinkin' pet stores

Here's an interesting letter to the editor.
"In reading Don Macpherson’s column, I was reminded of what can happen when the language police swoop.
My partner Peter Merrill and I started PJ’s Pet Centers in Montreal and shortly after Bill 101 came into being, an inspector arrived at one of our stores and informed Mr. Merrill that he was selling postcards that were only in English. It was pointed out to the inspector that they were photos of reef fish that were only available from the United States. This was, of course, to no avail. The postcards had to go.
The inspector was asked what would happen if the store just continued to sell them. Legal action and a fine was the reply.
“In that case” said my partner, “I will be closing our four stores in Quebec.” I am sure the inspector did not believe him, but that is what happened. Within four weeks the leases on all four stores were settled and 40 employees were terminated.
PJ’s went on to become a great success story, first in Toronto, then Boston and Edmonton and today, I understand, it has outlets in almost every province with the exception of Quebec.
John Norris
Montreal " Link

OQLF continues to be mocked


The downward spiral of the OQLF rolls on unabated as more horror stories of 'over-zealousness' are being reported.

"Henri Schick, a Pointe-Claire delicatessen owner, says if the past week has taught him anything it’s that if the Office québécois de la langue française issues you a complaint, it’s time to get cooking.
And that’s how Pasta salad Marois, a macaroni salad made with elbow noodles, carrot shreds and mayonnaise, came to be on the menu at Swiss Vienna Pastry and Delicatessen at Plaza Pointe-Claire.
The latest language tensions are no laughing matter, but Schick said, he thought some comic relief was in order after last week’s dust-up at Buonanotte, the Montreal Italian restaurant singled out for using the Italian word ‘pasta’ on its menu.
“I decided I might as well have some fun,” said Schick, as he wiped his hands on his apron while standing at the shop’s counter on Tuesday. “I took the macaroni salad and renamed it.”
It’s not a runaway bestseller, he said, but at $10.90 a kilogram, the cheapest item in the salad bar is putting a smile on the faces of his mainly English-speaking customers.
A Facebook post featuring a picture of the salad with the byline, “This one’s for you Pauline Marois,” has wracked up 7,000 hits since Monday afternoon and, he added, the post is sparking lively chatter.
“Hard to digest,” wrote one Facebook fan. “Hope nobody gags,” added another.
Schick said it has all made it easier for him to deal with his own frustrations with Quebec’s language police.
In early January, he said, the bakery-delicatessen business his family has operated in the Pointe-Claire strip mall for the past 50 years, received a complaint of its own from the OQLF — not its first." Read the rest of the story

 Stories of OQLF excess are so widespread that this "Onion'-like story actually had many convinced that it was true.
PQ to extend Language law to Letters in alphabet Soup 
PQ to Extend Language Laws to Letters in Alphabet Soup"On the outside of a can of alphabet soup, ingredients and cooking instructions are in both French and English as required under federal legislation. But companies like Campbell’s can put any letters they want on the inside of the can. Québec’s PQ government says this laissez-faire approach is a threat to the survival of the French language in North America.

“The food industry is literally putting a foreign tongue into the mouths of Québécois youth,” said PQ Families Minister Nicole Léger. “It’s disgusting.”" Read the rest of the story

 Letter by Francophone sums up public humiliation over 'Pastagate'
"I just read an article about what happened recently at Buonanotte Restaurant in Montreal, where employees of the OQLF identified the words PASTA and BOTIGLIA as unacceptable. I ask the OQLF  to respond to the incident in the media, as it is taking a terrible bashing on social networks. If employees are poorly trained or poorly supervised, I ask you to follow up.  
Shall we ban the sale of pasta, salsa in grocery stores?  
Should we ask Starbucks to change the format of their cups from 'VENTI' and 'GRANDE' to 'GRAND' and 'MOYEN'
And how would we react if English Canada adopted the same attitude? Quebecers would be furious. Imagine Cirque du Soleil forced to change the name to 'Circus of the Sun' or Le Chateau to 'The Castle'.  
And if the English equivalent of poutine did not exist? Should the word be banned in English Canada? With everything that is happening in Quebec, the Charbonneau Commission, the student crisis, the flip-flops of the Parti Québécois, we don't really need this! 
The image of Quebec has already suffered enough! "- Mario Jacques" Link{fr}
Stories continue to reverberate around the world;

Pastagate: Quebec Agency Criticized For Targeting Foreign Words On Menus  National Public Radio USA
Quebec Language Watchdog Launches Review After ‘pastagate’ Fallout  Epoch Times
Quebec restaurants criticized for using foreign words like 'pasta' on menus Chicago Tribune
Quand le gouvernement québécois fait dans l'excès de zèle  Le Plus (France)
КАК ПО-ФРАНЦУЗСКИ БУДЕТ "ПИЦЦА"? (how to say pasta in French) Russian Week



And finally, this cartoon by political satirist AISLIN says quite a bot about the subject;


For those with no French, Aislin acidly points put how English food words have joined the common French lexicon, even at the office of the language police.
For more of his wonderful political cartoons ... go HERE

Expense account fiddler awarded with huge payout

Claude Benoit..poster girl of greed and avarice
You might remember high-flying president of the port of Montreal Claude Benoit, whose outrageous abuse of her expense account led the government to eliminate her and her whole department.
"Claude Benoit, the high-spending chief executive of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation, will be let go and the Old Port itself will be dissolved under a Conservative government plan to clean house at the embattled federal Crown corporation that will be unveiled Thursday.
Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose will announce details of the Tory effort to clean up financial mismanagement at the Old Port in an afternoon speech to Parliament, government sources told QMI Agency Wednesday night.
Her message: Conservatives expect Crown corporations to be responsible in spending taxpayer dollars, adopt responsible management practices and be accountable to all Canadians.
The Old Port's staff, operations and assets will be amalgamated into the operations of its existing parent Crown corporation, the Canada Lands Company Ltd., the sources said.
Government officials will then proceed to reduce spending, staff and overhead costs at the money-losing Old Port.
One of the first positions to be eliminated will be that of Benoit, whose questionable management and lavish spending practices were exposed in a QMI investigative series this year.
Benoit partially billed lavish overseas trips, thousands of dollars in expensive restaurant meals, limos and even orchids to taxpayers, while cutting staff. Link
Well it seems Madame Benoit has managed to remain true to her piggish form, dinging the government for over $250,000 in severance pay and no, the 250k is not a typo. Link {fr}

Most Anglo Quebecers say English Gov't services available

"The majority of English-speaking Quebecers say they have access to government services in their mother tongue, a CBC commissioned EKOS poll has found.
But that doesn’t mean there’s isn’t room for improvement when it comes to certain services, according to some anglophones in Montreal.
Of the 1,001 anglophone Quebecers polled, 57 per cent agreed that they have access to government services in English. Twenty-eight per cent disagreed.
The results were similar when it came to those who agreed they should insist on getting served in English in their everyday life, but only for those who identified themselves as lifetime Quebec residents.
When it came to people who moved to Quebec from outside the province, fewer said they should insist on English service in their day-to-day lives." Read the rest of the story


Canadian soldiers protest against Bill 14

"When I consider the effects of Bill 14, the Parti Québécois’ latest legislative effort aimed at increasing restrictions against the use of English in Quebec, I think of Sandra.
Sandra goes to the English-language Dollard-des-Ormeaux school, just off Valcartier military base near Quebec City. When I met her, she emotionally asked why she would have to change schools and lose her friends.
Her father serves in the military and was wounded in Afghanistan. She lives with her mother. (Her parents separated partly due to the strain of post-traumatic stress after her father returned from combat.) Now, one of the few constants in her life, her elementary school and close friends, could be taken away by Bill 14.
There are 600 Sandras in Quebec City and Bagotville: children from military families who would lose the right to attend school in the language of their choice because of Bill 14. Almost 20% of the children in English-language educational institutions in Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) would be removed from their schools." Read the rest of the story

Alliance Quebec 2.0 re-forming


"(Before It's News) Montreal (MMD Newswire) February 27, 2013 -- ALLiance Quebec 2.0, a brand new Quebec-based, non-profit organization committed to educating both domestically and abroad, officially throws its hat into the charged English-language rights scene. "Get ready for an entirely new message, brand and face to the Bill 101-anti-movement" President Ian Stone warns, particularly his would-be Anglophone (English) supporters, adding, "We are NOT your parents' Alliance Quebec and we're not playing games!"
-"If our end goal is the eradication of Bill 101 and Bill 14, then we must consensus on a universal reframe of the entire topic such that economics, not language becomes the key discourse driver domestically. This is also how ALLiance Quebec 2.0 envisions us expanding our tent, to include ALL Quebecer's interests, by reframing Bill 101 and Bill 14 as a bread and butter issue that affects every dinner table in this province."

ALLiance Quebec 2.0 launches with a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo:
http://igg.me/at/alliancequebec2, a slick bilingual website, a quickly populating Youtube channel and a new line of Bill 101 Product/Merchandise that will be used as pledge gifts for supporters. ALLiance Quebec 2.0 is also developing a line of Bill 101 Apps, the first of which will be our second-by-second Bill 101-Cost-O-Meter clock. Plans to add an ANGLO-BULLYING live forum to our website are in the works.
-"We want to diminish the power of the Bill 101 brand, and to that end, we are introducing an in-house line of Bill 101 products that should do the trick. ALLiance Quebec 2.0 is very proud of its in-house developed BILL 101 line including Bill 101: Le Board Game, Bill 101: Le Card Game, Bill 101: Le Toilet Paper and our children's book on bullying, "101 Reasons Why Bill Shouldn't Be Afraid to Go to School". Join your voice to ours! Help us spread the word, both here in Quebec and abroad, to the world at large."  Website  Facebook 

For those readers who believe that all this is futile you are wrong. Along with Equality Part 2.0 and other lobby groups, a great deal of discomfort is being felt in the PQ government because of the pressure.
The PQ and French language militants are particularly frightened of international bad press.

Here's what Michel David said in Le Devoir.
" Wednesday, a new organization called Alliance Quebec 2.0 has launched an Internet campaign to inform the international community of "violations of human rights." It is also distributing certain promotional items, such as toilet paper printed with fleur-de-lys.

Always on the lookout for a new plot against the French language, the president of the (MQF), Mario Beaulieu, sees a direct link between the imminence of the parliamentary committee, which will begin its work on March 12 over Bill 14 and the recent "conspiracy" against the Quebec Office of the French Language (OLF).

Coincidence or not, the "pastagate" has undeniably given bad press OQLF and, by extension, the government Marois, but Bill 14 itself contains enough provisions to feed the controversy.
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I like where this group is going, concentrating on getting the message out beyond Quebec's border and if successful, it will have a salutary and sobering effect on the zeal of Franco-supremacists.

Good luck to Ian Stone et al in Alliance Quebe 2.0's efforts to raise awareness.


The Quebec Problem in one photograph

Posted By: Dan Delmar · 2/26/2013 6:12:00 PM
I've often said that the one thing holding Quebec back, far ahead of sovereignty, is the disease of needless bureaucracy and government waste (and/or corruption).
As thousands of protesters march through the streets this evening, I wanted to share this one powerful photograph:
- See more at: http://www.cjad.com/Blog/DelmarAndDwivedi/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10510159#sthash.Adr7VkVr.dpuf
 I'll leave you all with this thought offered by Dan Delmar of CJAD.



"SQ riot cops protecting an area near l'îlot Voyageur, a $500-million pile of nothing that UQAM half-built with money from the education ministry. This scene is a like a weird, self-fulfilling prophecy of government waste. Expensive provincial riot cops keeping students who want free tuition away from a university building that was never completed.

Québec sait faire, les amis."
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The Quebec Problem in one photograph

Posted By: Dan Delmar · 2/26/2013 6:12:00 PM
I've often said that the one thing holding Quebec back, far ahead of sovereignty, is the disease of needless bureaucracy and government waste (and/or corruption).
As thousands of protesters march through the streets this evening, I wanted to share this one powerful photograph:
- See more at: http://www.cjad.com/Blog/DelmarAndDwivedi/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10510159#sthash.Adr7VkVr.dpuf
 Readers, I'm out of town once again, thousands of miles from home. I'll look in on the comments section as best I can, but you can expect some delays in reaction.

Have a great weekend!

Bonne fin de semaine!

308 comments:

  1. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYThursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:44:00 PM EST

    "My partner Peter Merrill and I started PJ’s Pet Centers in Montreal and shortly after Bill 101 came into being, an inspector arrived at one of our stores and informed Mr. Merrill that he was selling postcards that were only in English. It was pointed out to the inspector that they were photos of reef fish that were only available from the United States. This was, of course, to no avail. The postcards had to go.
    The inspector was asked what would happen if the store just continued to sell them. Legal action and a fine was the reply.
    “In that case” said my partner, “I will be closing our four stores in Quebec.” I am sure the inspector did not believe him, but that is what happened. Within four weeks the leases on all four stores were settled and 40 employees were terminated.
    PJ’s went on to become a great success story, first in Toronto, then Boston and Edmonton and today, I understand, it has outlets in almost every province with the exception of Quebec."
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    AWESOME!!!!!
    Please quebekistan keep aiming for mediocrity!!!!
    Thank you!!!

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    1. Votre ami aurait dû y penser avant,un peu de réflexion lui aurait évité bien des soucis :)

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    2. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYThursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:06:00 PM EST

      Bin oui S.R. le gamin separeux de 13 ans tout boutonneux...
      Le quebec categoriquement refuse la creation d'emploi.
      C'est correct car les cerveaux du quebec quittent tous....
      Seuls les degeneres comme toi restent... comme d'irreductibles Gaulois.
      Je me souviens quand Wal Mart a voulu aller a Jonquieres.... LOL!!!!!!

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    4. Je crois vous avoir apperçu ugBSdc...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2v6WVPRwOI

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    5. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYThursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:19:00 PM EST

      "S.R Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:16:00 PM EST
      This comment has been removed by the author."

      Yes, racism, intolerance and the embrace of extremism/terrorism is key for quebec pur laines.. Vital even.

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    6. Way to go, Calgary! I'll bet those 40 employees missed those jobs for sometime. There are happy employees in Cornwall working for Jean Coutu - jobs lost in Quebec, and this is a parade of jobs coming to Ontario border towns near Galganov's abode. An hour from Montreal, but taxes being paid to Ontario. Works for me! Works for Ontario. Hopefully parts of New Brunswick will equally benefit.

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    7. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, March 1, 2013 at 5:59:00 AM EST

      "Way to go, Calgary! I'll bet those 40 employees missed those jobs for sometime."

      Of course they did... they still do!
      Remember those morons demonstrating against the EI reforms throughout quebec? Same clowns.

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    8. Absolutely the same people!

      They get paid to sit at home for 3 months per year. They sit around thinking about all things they are entitled to. IE looking for the govt to provide for free. when they are done that they agitate for expanded rights. The "job" is never done when your salary is guaranteed by the govt.

      Canada is partially funding the separatist problem with seasonal EI in quebec. A disproportionate amount of the money in Canada is spent in Quebec(40%) and most of the seasonal stuff are all jobs in the "hinterland".

      None of these hinterland ridings ever vote for anything except separatist politicians.

      Quebec Seasonal worker = PQ faithful.

      The more Malavoy talks abotu it hurting the Quebec construction industry. It's good she see's it as hurting construction in quebec.

      It's about time the general public get something back from the construction industry.

      Bearing the costs of their own "seasonal by choice" workers would be a nice place to start instead of pushing it onto "society".

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  2. All the importance to a "sustainable environment".

    Nobody in Quebec got the memo about needing a "sustainable economy".

    It's certainly not being taught in the school system, if the students are showing up.

    Graduating students in the ROC start businesses, get jobs. Quebec students riot and protest over 19 cents per day and never graduate.

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    1. So what are these marching morons going to do? Lose another semester? More sunk money ending up costing these students more than simply finishing their studies for less money. Way to keep the Quebec economy in remission...and falling fast!

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  3. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYThursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:17:00 PM EST

    l'îlot Voyageur...
    Cette photo me rapelle Prague ou Budapest durant l'agonisante occupation de l'URSS...
    S.R.; des pensees, mate?

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    1. Avez-vous déjà survoler le "trou de merde albertain" ?

      Veritablement le trou du cul de la planète.

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    2. Voilà:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuJBsYig3g

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    3. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, March 1, 2013 at 6:05:00 AM EST

      Hi hi hi!
      Tu n'as donc jamais quitte le quebec, mon ti-coune?
      "Veritablement le trou du cul de la planète."
      Ha ha ha!!!! Un vrai cave S.R.
      L'Alberta est une belle province, mon irreductible petit Gaulois!!!

      Merci infiniment de prouver a la planete entiere que les separatistes-Marxistes-granos quebekistanis ne sont qu'une petite joke, nes pour une petite biere, et sont des riens.

      S.V.P. continues avec de tels propos dans l'avenir car j'ai de moins en moind besoin de justifier des propos ici, tu fais une bonne job de discrediter les separeux. Une question S.R.: es-tu sur d'etre souverainiste ou est-ce une astuce de faire passer les separatistes quebecois pour des cruches?

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    4. @Un gars...funny guy!!

      "Tu n'as donc jamais quitte le quebec, mon ti-coune?"

      He lives in a cardboard box and wipes his ass with newpapers he steals from recycling bins...lol...'jamais quité le québec'? Good one lol ...He's lucky if his soul leaves after he's croaked lol.

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    5. @anectote

      "'jamais quité le québec'? Good one lol..."

      dude you are easily amused. good for you; it's a quality.

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  4. NEWS FLASH!

    Interestingly, while reading some of this blog, I had the TV on, tuned to The Daily Show with John Stewart. I heard that a reporter was going to reveal a story going on in Quebec, figuring it was going to be a spoof on Pastagate or something to that effect.

    Well, Americans being what they are, they decided a year behind the times to do a spoof on the maple syrup caper of stolen syrup last year. I guess that's better late than never. Looks like Bill 14 will be making The Daily Show about this time next year, long after Poland, New Zealand and Australia have already published stories!

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    1. Here's a "behind the scenes" description about the filming of the maple syrup segment that might interest you:

      http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Montreal+Diary+Daily+Show+sops+Great+Maple+Syrup+Caper/8036639/story.html

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  5. GO ALLiance GO! Oops! Maybe that should be VAS-Y ALLiance VAS-Y!

    I have been playing the detractor for a long time, but I think this strategy will strike a chord and maybe the foolishness will finally be promulgated for what it is.

    The tensions are building, so hopefully like Pastagate, this thing will end up being what the world is watching.

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  6. FROM ED
    Editors comment about keeping students away from a school building brought something back to me from long ago. When I worked at Boys Farm and Training School at Shawbridge as Director of Recreation and Hygiene, my day off was Monday which I spent at the local school in Shawbridge Village doing a Phys. Ed. course for all six grades. Ages 6 to 13. The boys informed me that there was a
    bunch of French teens that were beating them up on the way to school and telling them they were not allowed to go there.. I cornered the leader of the gang and told him that the boys from the farm were asking my permission to come down and clean their clocks. Some of the boys at the school had a tough reputation which was well known being a small community. He said there would be no more trouble and begged me to hold them back. The young man about 24 became The town of Prevost's Constable the following year and two years later was pictured on the front of the Montreal Star striking a mountie in the face who was guarding the Confederation train in Montreal. August 1967. his name was Claude Morin. (Not the politician) A year after he and his group were part of th FLQ. Ed

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  7. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYFriday, March 1, 2013 at 6:14:00 AM EST

    For lack of funds, Montreal drastically delays, cuts back or cancels vital infrastructure projects:
    http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/regional/montreal/201302/28/01-4626607-infrastructures-la-ville-ralentit-ses-investissements.php

    Sounds like Montreal is morphing deeper into a third world country which is too bad. One prediction: if the PQ government feels pressure on how it let this happen they will tell their gullible citizens that it is because Ottawa is blatantly anti-quebec, that quebec would be better on its own because, obviously quebec send way more money than it gets back:)

    Montreal: soon to be Port-au-Prince Nord?
    Unquestionably Montreal could not support a $1/4 billion public library...

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    1. ...and of course if it is built, there will be language trolls looking for "illegal English!"

      Of course, Calgary, we and every other reader here who isn't in denial (and we know whom among us those people are) know in which direction way more money is crossing the Ottawa River. Quebec has demonstrated with crystal clarity their dislike for the likes of Stephen Harper. What favours does he owe Quebec?

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    2. @sauga

      "Quebec has demonstrated with crystal clarity their dislike for the likes of Stephen Harper. What favours does he owe Quebec?"

      he owes a good government to all canadians, doesn't he? or do you think nepotism is fine?

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    3. student, I suggest you go to your local library (that has English books), and borrow a copy of this book. The author, a senior federal civil servant was lent to the Quebec government by the feds prior to the election of the PQ. In January 1977, the author decided to meet with the highest ranking unelected civil servant in the Quebec government to determine what his role could be with the new government. Being Anglophone, the senior Quebec government bureaucrat told him he may as well resign as there would be no place for Anglophones like him. The conversation was in French.

      Do you think nepotism is fine? Back to you, mate!

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    4. @sauga

      "Do you think nepotism is fine?"

      no i don't think it's fine. back to you now sauga.

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  8. Hahahaha... I really enjoyed that satirical article about the alphabet soup! That will be, by far, the best laugh of the day. Thanks for sharing it :)

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    1. The best part about reading these satire articles of course is it's so hard to tell the story from reality.

      Pastagate vs soup letters.

      Do you remember this one?

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/12/14/montreal-dog-bylaw-fake-story-social-media.html

      That contrasts again with many years ago the OLQF complaint about parrots learning too much English. It's hard to know which is true.

      The fact that media all around the worlds picks it up and republishes with such speed the crazy quebec language stories, shows how universal the humor is.

      The underlying point of course is that it's also universal around the world that it's repressive to have the government and bureaucrats creating and enforcing petty laws like this.

      In Quebec it even more galling of course considering the corruption and incompetence in the quebec civilian service as we yet again see at the Charb Comm. It is nice to be able to watch the civil servants squirm on the streaming video. That's the only justice society will see.

      Nothing will be fixed in the CC issue because the whatever the CC commission conclusion is the PQ will "historically intrepret" the offered remedys with new language laws.

      Then there will be 20 more years of corruption.

      The PQ are unable to take responsibility for their own province even at this stage. All problems in Quebec society are blamed on anglos, immigrants, chinease imports, american media etc.



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    2. @cebeuq

      "whatever the CC commission conclusion is the PQ will "historically intrepret" the offered remedys with new language laws."

      dude you win for most hysterical unfounded hypothetical accusation of the day. congratulations for the bad work. keep it up.

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  9. "...the best laugh of the day."

    Issshh...Vous avez dit "retard" ?

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  10. La presse Italienne (pays en faillite en passant)fait toute une histoire avec les "pasta"?

    Hmmm...

    Parlent-ils aussi de la commission Charbonneau et des trous de mémoire de leurs compatriotes?

    "...the best laugh of the day."

    Hahahaha!

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    1. Ils ont déjà eu et vu pire. Tapez "tangentopoli" dans un moteur de recherche et voyez ce que ça donne.

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    2. "the best laugh of the day"

      I do not condone corruption or criminality in the least, these things have no place in civilized society. But what is actually most hysterical and ‘the best laugh of the day’ is to think that a bunch of immigrants, who came here with nothing in their pockets and barely a suitcase to call their own managed to climb to such heights as to actually control the highest levels of a local municipal government, leading those who were hired (and compensated by taxpayer monies) to look after citizenry interests, completely by the nose.

      Wow...a bunch of immigrants run things!!! LOL

      Aren’t YOU suppose to be ’les maîtres chez nous’… hahhahahaha...

      Now that’s the REAL punch line here!!

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    3. Sans aucun doute les Italiens furent jadis une grande race. Mais force est d'admettre qu'elle s'est pourrie depuis fort longtemps. Donnons pour exemples leur adhésion au fascisme et leur incapacité chronique à se donner une structure gouvernementale forte. Sans compter la mafia qui gangrène la vie sociale et économique.

      On retrouve ce même pourrissement italien au Québec. Car on a assez d'éléments pour affirmer que tout italien ayant l'anglais comme langue d'usage devrait être exclut de tout poste de direction dans l'administration publique et de toute propriété d'entreprise de construction. L'italien ayant l'anglais comme langue d'usage devrait plutôt se concentrer dans le trafic de drogue, activité dans laquelle sa communauté excelle déjà.

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    4. 'Voleur chez nous'

      'It's the normal course of business' we heard over and over again.

      Ya, in Quebec!

      Clearly these people have never done business with a large international organization (SNC excluded for obvious reasons).

      In Walmart corp offices they have signs on the wall in the meeting rooms warning about "gifts". You give the purchasing agent so much as a $1 pen and you will never do business with them again.

      It's embarrassing to normal people how clueless these civil servants are about the real world.


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    5. Yes, I understand that what was just stated above sent you into a tizzy, enough to spew such hatred and racism to actually incriminate yourself. Not sure if you understand that what you wrote above is criminal and you could actually be arrested for it. You’ve singled out Italians specifically, but if truth be told, you feel like this about all races that are not your own, without a shadow of a doubt.

      I hope that Editor will not come to your rescue, and save your poor sorry ass by deleting what you posted. This too, should go viral as the absolute classic example of the worst and lowest form of quebecois in this province.

      In any event, it is a very low moment in someone’s life when he/she realizes that they fought for 40 years and own nothing and nothing belongs to them. Instead of “Les maître chez nous”, your motto should be: “Les exclaves des autres”!!

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    6. Wow. Did Y.L. really say that:

      Car on a assez d'éléments pour affirmer que tout italien ayant l'anglais comme langue d'usage devrait être exclut de tout poste de direction dans l'administration publique et de toute propriété d'entreprise de construction. L'italien ayant l'anglais comme langue d'usage devrait plutôt se concentrer dans le trafic de drogue, activité dans laquelle sa communauté excelle déjà.

      Translation:
      Because we have enough evidence to say that all Italians that use English should be excluded from any executive position in public administration and ownership of any construction company. The Italian that uses English should be in drug trafficking, the business in which the community already excels.

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    7. “Wow. Did Y.L. really say that:”

      Worst..HE POSTED THAT ...for the entire world to read, especially those newspapers in Italy, lol, who eat up ...things like this. This province has already been blacklisted/blackballed with that Country, especially over the idiocy of #PASTAGATE!! They are going to love reading and reporting this!!

      Again, we hope Editor doesn’t delete it. Everyone should be aware of what rampant xenophobic, venomous racism fills this province! What is it someone always posts on this blog? AND YOU WANT TO MAKE A COUNTRY OUT OF THIS??

      Yes...let’s go investment moniessssss !!!...Ahhhhhh...you flyin’ away again??? Yeahhhh...now you see it and now you don’t !!!

      And what we are left with is pure unadulterated hate and racism!
      Sweet Dreams !

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    8. When I read the comments on line from the separatists, I find most of them very bigoted and anti-everything other than pur laine francophones. Welcome and open society my ass. And they get worse such as YL and his hateful comments towards the Italians.

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    9. Oh no, he di'n't!

      On a serious note, though, Y.L, as I suggested before, did you applied to Mensa? your glorious intelligence HAS to be recognized.

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    10. @TS

      oh yeah he didddd lololol

      In all his splendid enraged rancor of a true racist asshole. His mummy must be proud! lol I must admit, I may have pushed him slightly over the edge, LOL. I love how these nitwits are unable to contain themselves and exhibit their true persona for the authentic low lives they are! What a treat when we are able to draw them out like that, and they rise to the occasion...lololol...RAW and completely full of the intolerance we've come to know and dispise in them.

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    11. I actually want to thank Y.L.

      I sincerely do.

      See, I've been busy dealing with A LOT of shit and had to let a few things go...

      ...but man oh man...when I read that comment, that was the cue right there. His comment gave me an overdose of energy to come right back, so thank you my little corn pone bigot, or should I say grazzi!

      No I have FULL LICENSE...

      ...CARTE FUCKING BLANCHE, to say what I've said in the past, but this time have all the evidence in the world to back my statement:

      ---Every single separatist is a racist...AND...

      ---There is no such thing as a separatist with integrity, case in point:

      http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/201303/01/01-4626900-des-pequistes-contre-les-transfuges-sauf-pour-patry.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_BO2_quebec_canada_178_accueil_POS1

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    12. @resident evil

      "this time have all the evidence in the world to back my statement:
      ---Every single separatist is a racist."

      what's the evidence, mate? why don't you show it off?

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    13. Don't need to champ, you are the proof.

      And not only are you a little racist bigot, Student, you're also completely uneducated (despite what your handle implies), ignorant and undeserving of your opportunity to participate here.

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    14. @resident evil

      ?!?

      you rested a month only to come up with that crappy insult rosary? what's wrong with you?? won't you ever get through that first level?

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    15. Out of curiosity: Does anyone know the percentage of nonpure laine in the membership of the IF and SSJB, and how this compare to the population of Quebec as a whole?

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    16. That a great question! Editor you should do a piece on this!! I think it would be a sobering reality for them all.

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    17. If nothing else, Evil has proven that the YL's and student's of this blog are the fodder for the debates. I often say ignore them, but I won't get into arm's length essays with them when I do respond to their drivel.

      In the case of Y.L., he has either directly (if he's older) or indirectly (if he's younger) been indoctrinated by the likes of the hateful, narrow-minded racist Abbé Lionel Groulx, a nationalist as fanatical in the 30s, 40s, 50s and until his death in 1967 as Ayatollah Khomeini was in the 1980s. He, and others like him, spewed vitriol even more toxic than any asp ever could. Sadly, with the influences of the toxic Roman Catholic church for the two centuries up until the Quiet Revolution that owned, yes OWNED the hearts, souls and minds of their naïve parishioners, some were naïve enough to accept what they were told as the gospel. Think of the likes of Groulx and his minions as Quebec's Qu Qlux Qlan foundation (hey Marois, there are the Q's you need for your alphabet soup).

      Speak of the devil (yes, Groulx was one among many, but I was referring to the alphabet soup) I can't wait to see how the OQLF and its minions of welfare bums who have nothing to do but invent complaints about everything English (and Italian apparently) are going to implement their plan--open every can that comes into Quebec? LOL, L, L!

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    18. Sans aucun doute les Italiens furent jadis une grande race. Mais force est d'admettre qu'elle s'est pourrie depuis fort longtemps.
      Oh boy!
      Une formulation digne d'un tracte pseudo-intellectuel d'eugénique style début du 20e siècle et discrédité depuis longtemps. Sans doute cette pourriture s'expliquerait, d'après vous, par une dilution occasionnée par la venue d'éléments impurs. (/sarcasme)

      Sûrement pas par l'unification tant attendue de la péninsule en un pays souverain?...

      Votre fixation hargneuse envers les italiens m'intrigue, monsieur Loranger.

      Donnons pour exemples leur adhésion au fascisme
      Et pourtant, une sympathie voire une adhésion énergique aux dogmes du fascisme parmi certains éléments du mouvement séparatiste québécois, hier et aujourd'hui, serait assez bien documentée... Remarquons que ce ne sont pas que les italiens et les canadiens-français qui se sont adonnées à des régimes (et pratiques) totalitaires au cours de l'histoire...

      [...] leur incapacité chronique à se donner une structure gouvernementale forte [...]
      Sans doute rien à voir aux coalitions éphémères engendrées par une abondance de partis politiques.

      Sans compter la mafia qui gangrène la vie sociale et économique.
      Parce que la pègre, ce n'est qu'un phénomène qui gangrène la vie sociale et économique là où l'on retrouve des italiens...

      On retrouve ce même pourrissement italien au Québec.
      On retrouve un pourrissement ethnique même chez nous Canadiens-français: vous en êtes la preuve.

      on a assez d'éléments pour affirmer que tout italien ayant l'anglais comme langue d'usage devrait être exclut de tout poste de direction dans l'administration publique et de toute propriété d'entreprise de construction.
      Question d'infliger une punition collective pour que vous vous sentiez puissants? Ou simplement pour assouvir votre frustration visiblement et manifestement ethniste? Pourquoi ne pas rouvrir des camps d'internement et les enfermer dedans, tant qu'à y être?

      L'italien ayant l'anglais comme langue d'usage devrait plutôt se concentrer dans le trafic de drogue, activité dans laquelle sa communauté excelle déjà.
      Wow. Just.... wow.

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    20. Apparatchik, je te remercie pour ta réponse. Mais s'il eût fallu qu'une telle réponse soit produite, elle aurait dû provenir d'un italien de Montréal ayant l'anglais comme langue d'usage.

      Après tout, même s'ils descendent pour la plupart de villageois pauvres sans instruction, et même s'ils ont pour la plupart les cheveux et les yeux bruns parce que des Noirs se sont reproduits avec leurs ancêtres, les italiens de Montréal ayant l'anglais comme langue d'usage ne sont pas si bêtes que ça.

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    21. Oh..Y.L is just annoyed at the fact that the Italians originate from a great people who ran and controlled an empire, and ruled throughout the world at one time and historically, have always been part of ‘Greatness’.

      All he can control ..are his bowels...that's if his colon doesn’t betray him, what with all those pepsi’s and may wests he eats all the time on his meager BS allowance. lol

      Maybe S.R. can make space for you in his cardboard box ..abode ! lol

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    22. @anectote

      "All he can control ..are his bowels...that's if his colon doesn’t betray him..."

      eeew. you also have scatology in your pipe gun. you really are resourceful.

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  11. NEWSFLASH..a Denis Marc Pelletier TWENTY NINE YEARS OLD..arrested in this weeks "student protests" this week...charged with possession of explosive device, arson device, uttering death threats and inciting terrorist activity."
    and for what? Free Tuition?
    and twenty nine years old?
    and this "heroic" spawn of kebek nationalism will get what? a free holiday in Cuba?
    to be sure, in his fragmented mob mind he is a che guevera.
    The narcissist mind is barren, paranoic, tormented, guilt ridden. And is at civil war with itself.
    So, he projects this mental civil war on society. Life is a reflection of his psychological civil war where he becomes "heroic"..in the mirror.

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    1. lenoir, this Pelletier dude is one of many. Quebec is sinking into a hopeless, lost society. Being 29 years old, he's probably a former student that couldn't find a respectable job (likely because he's not bilingual), so this is his way of taking it out on the world. You can expect more like him as Quebec, like the water circling the drain before going down, is following suit.

      Why do you suppose it is Quebec has the highest suicide rate on the continent?

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    2. Because deep chronic depression is co- morbid with narcissism..
      its called "the grandiosity gap" when in their rare lucid
      moments they understand their hopeless sickness and delusions. That they are not "special"..not little Napoleons... that they are just nothing...rebels without a cause..posturing for attention. (Seperatism)
      that, in fact, they have, never had an enemy but themselves.
      They would rather be dead than face that reality.
      Self destruction results from self loathing.






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  12. And you want to make a country out of THIS?

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    1. Thank you Contra for that signature line !

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    2. Yes, it's usually the very first one though. Must have slept in. lol

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  13. The CRITIC meeting last night attracted standing room only crowds and was covered on CTV News Montreal at noon today - great - people are starting to wake up. We must support these people, including Alliance Quebec 2.0. They were very happy with the turnout so lets keep the momentum going. E-mailed CRITIC and asked if donations are tax deductible. Will post when I hear back. Also had a couple of people call me and ask if there are groups in the Gatineau area that are starting up and they want to join. One francophone lady she says she has plenty of francophone friends that are fed up also and looking for a group. If anyone (Liam) hears of any groups expanding to Hull/Gatineau please post it and I will try to get other people involved. So far lots of groups forming in Montreal but I don't hear anything about Gatineau.

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    1. The Gazette gave the event no coverage at all in today's paper! Everyone should write to the editor and tell them off. Who do we expect to support our efforts if our own English language newspaper can't give coverage to events held to inform the public of the infringement on our rights and freedoms in quebec.

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    2. Will gladly post if I hear about CRITIQ coming to Hull/Gatineau. The Ottawa Citizen is sympathetic to the situation in Gatineau, so they may cover a story about it too.
      On a side issue, the situation of healthcare is getting problematic. I can't get an answer from Minister Hebert and Premier Pauline Marois about lack of quality healthcare in Western Quebec.
      http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Hospital+mortality+rates+dropping+Gatineau/7693932/story.html
      http://offislandgazette.com/news/story/2013/01/08/off-islanders-swell-ontario-hospitals/
      http://www.recorder.ca/2009/03/26/quebecers-clogging-up-eastern-ont-hospitals

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    3. I'm so afraid that one day Ontario is going to tell us to go suck rocks. We must get the PQ out of power; they're killing us! A lot of news tonight on CTV Montreal about Bill 14 and apparently there is another petition out there not to pass it - going to try to find it on-line and will post it if I do. They seem to have gathered 9,000 signatures in a matter of days. The people that organized the petition are also going to lobby the CAQ to vote it down.

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    4. La pétition qui exige la démission de Jean Charest : 244000 signataires

      Et Charesssst était toujours à son poste.

      Pouvez-vous battre ce score peggy?

      :)

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    5. La pétition pour la démission de JJ Charest : 255 000 signataires!
      Et il était toujours à son poste.

      Pouvez-vous battre ce score?

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    6. "La pétition pour la démission de JJ Charest : 255 000 signataires!
      Et il était toujours à son poste"

      Yeah and then the 255,0000 took to the streets in the form of pots and pans and he was toast...ASSHOLE!!

      "IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING"

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    7. @anectote

      "Yeah and then the 255,0000 took to the streets in the form of pots and pans and he was toast..."

      you're probably right, here. but you don't provide an opinion on these events. anything wrong with how it played out?


      p.s. why do you scream asshole all the time?!?

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    8. http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Letter+Disappointed+that+CRITIQ+conference+wasn+covered/8035557/story.html

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    9. yeah we're so much better off with the separatists in power than the liberals - they are so honest and upstanding that we can hardly stand it and so competent that we should have a tax reduction soon. Besides being the laughing stock of the world, we just keep circling the drain with every moment they are in office.

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  14. Pastagate article from the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/01/quebec-language-police-ban-pasta

    The most interesting consequence of Pastagate is the revelation of just how active and aggressive the language police have beome, obviously bucked up by having the PQ in power (though the Liberals also encouraged them) . Its not just signs, menus, software, instruction manuals or phone answering messages anymore, its now extended to commercial interior decor which feature words in English or other languages. Is artwork with English words in Quebec art garlleries next to be challenged! For many years art galleries and museums managed by the City of Montreal, a city with a large percentile of English speaking people not to mention visitors, often do not put bilingual labels or interpretation panels up due to language policy. Bill 14 is now trying to push for more restrictions on English because French is perceived to be threatened yet again, despite all the existing English language restrictions in place now for over 30 year and census stats from 2011 objectively demonstrating that there is no significant decline in French in Quebec - quite the opposite - that it is relatively stable and number of francophones are actually increasing in real term, if slowly.

    At some point Pastagate has been a great international embarracement to the Quebec government, the language police and supporters of severe language restrictions in the provice. Perhaps in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec there could be a "Pastagate Day", when all those who have had visitations from the language police in the past year regarding absurd linguistic requirements can air their grievances.



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    1. Meanwhile in canada...


      La porno juvénile ne fait de mal à personne, dit un ex-conseiller de Stephen Harper

      http://tinyurl.com/aaqasy6

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    2. Really? That must include this 83 year old Quebecer?
      http://is.gd/4v6eZy

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    3. @ S.R

      Meanwhile you (in Quebec) ARE in Canada...

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    4. Once again, unable to debate like an adult, the troll tries to use deflection… and promptly gets smacked down, by the Editor no less!!! Hahahahahahahaaaaaaa!!!! :):)

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    5. Hey I think Pastagate Day is a great idea for store and restaurant owners. I hope they take you up on your idea - would be great publicity for their businesses and great publicity for our struggle to regain our rights and freedoms.

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    6. On parle ici d'un ex-conseiller de S.Harper pas d'un pédo inconnu.

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    7. In fact your warning was prophetic, the language nazis just went after an art gallery with a painting with english words on it that was displayed in the window. The gallery was forced to put the painting out of public sight on a back wall.
      just saw it now on put the flag back site.

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  15. Y.L. - I love your avatar logo! A gay homeless man, limping because he has a 5 foot erection. Is that going to be the national flag of Quebec? All that's missing are the four white bananas!

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    1. lol Elizabeth - Suits his personality doesn't it? Such a loser.

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  16. Caffe Gamba is also fighting the OQLF, stop by and support this guy, JF Leduc who owns the caffe!

    Bravo Monsieur Leduc! This has become everyone's fight, Anglos, Allos and Francophones

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    1. Also noteworthy to mention is that Monsieur Leduc indicated in an interview his problems with the OQLF(for the extra "F"), began in 2010, so I ask you which provincial party was in power then?

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    2. It's not a French café, it's an Italian caffè... and they're not the same thing. Visit his shop to support Monsieur Leduc against stupid OQLF harassment.

      http://www.cafeingamba.com/
      http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/another-caffe-in-the-sights-of-the-oqlf-1.1177852
      http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/201303/01/01-4626682-oqlf-devant-les-tribunaux-a-cause-du-mot-caffe.php

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    3. Yes, I know. Also saw somewhere on line that Charest did increase the language police staff by 84 not long ago. Was very disappointed when I read that. Let's keep our hopes up that they can become what they should be - a strong voice for Canada and quebec plus a true supporter of minority rights and freedoms. Only time will tell.

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    4. It is an Italian caffè !! Run by a good ole French-Canadian boy !!!
      `
      Please support Monsieur Leduc
      http://www.cafeingamba.com/

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    5. "It is an Italian caffè !! Run by a good ole French-Canadian boy"

      Iriez-vous manger dans un resto chinois dont le cuisinier serait polonais?

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    6. Tried to send an e-mail to Mr. Leduc lending support but their e-mail form, supplied on their website, doesn't go through from Google. If someone gets a different e-mail address for them, please post and I will try again.

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    7. "Iriez-vous manger dans un resto chinois dont le cuisinier serait polonais?"

      You are so ...provincial!...hahhahahha, really...artless and unrefined lol. When you make such statements, it just re-enforces the fact that ...you really haven't been anywhere in the world...have you? LOL..except...your cardboard box..

      sad really.

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    8. FROM: Caffègate: Shop owner wins support
      BY MARIAN SCOTT, THE GAZETTE MARCH 1, 2013

      MONTREAL - First it was “pastagate.” Now it’s “caffègate.” A Parc Ave. café owner has attracted widespread support after going public with his battle with the Office québécois de la langue française to keep the name of his espresso shop, Caffè in Gamba.

      “It’s a circus here today,” said Jean-François Leduc of the flood of well-wishers who dropped in Friday to lend encouragement after Leduc tweeted about his run-in with the language office. Leduc is fighting fines totalling $3,770 for failing the remove the second “f” in the word Caffè — Italian for coffee — from signs on his coffee shop. Leduc said the Office has demanded he either change the word Caffè to Café, or rename his business Le Café Caffè in Gamba.

      Leduc maintains the meaning of “Caffè” is obvious and he doesn’t want to insult the intelligence of his customers by adding an extra “Café” to the title. “Everyone knows what Caffè is, whether you’re English, French, Portuguese or Italian,” said Leduc, whose first language is French.

      The café’s title is a registered trade name, added Leduc, a former lawyer who got the idea of opening an Italian-style espresso shop after a seven-month trip to Italy. “What we’re trying to do is offer a great, authentic Italian experience to our customers,” he said. “In gamba” is an Italian expression meaning bright, smart or with it.

      The case comes on the heels of international controversy over the OQLF’s objection to the word “pasta” on the menu at Buonanotte restaurant. Language inspectors wanted the popular eatery on St. Laurent Blvd. to use “pâtes” instead. Then David McMillan, co-owner of Joe Beef on Notre Dame St., reported a run-in with the Office over an antique sign from a beach in Prince Edward Island reading “please leave this gate closed.” And Old Montreal restaurateur Maurice Holder said he had been ordered by the OQLF to cover up “on” and “off” buttons on the microwave and “hold” and “redial” buttons on the phone.

      “Pastagate” got 60 times more news coverage outside Quebec than Premier Pauline Marois’s recent trip to New York, according to media-analysis company Influence Communications. Leduc said his case dates back to 2010, when a language inspector ordered him to change the signs and remove a bilingual schedule from his window, along with coffee-company logos that included phrases like “freshly roasted coffee.” He removed the offending material and has promised to add the words “Maison de l’espresso” in large letters to the five-metre awning in front of the coffee shop. He said he hopes to avoid going to court because he can’t afford the expense, in addition to the cost of adding new lettering to the awning.

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    9. Leduc said he was bowled over by the reaction to his story. “It was just a single tweet,” he said. “The response is coming from every cultural community here in Montreal. I’ve got French-speaking people that are supporting me. I’ve got English-speaking people supporting me. I’ve got people from every community supporting the name of my café. Because I don’t think Caffè in Gamba threatens the French language in any way,” he said. Martin Bergeron, a spokesperson for the OQLF, said the agency does not comment on ongoing cases. On Monday, the Office released a statement saying it is reviewing its handling of complaints after “recent cases that have appeared in the news indicate there is room for improvement.”

      On Friday, the Journal de Montréal reported that bilingual signs have disappeared from the municipal courthouse after a reporter noticed English wording had been covered up with tape. City spokesperson Gonzalo Nunez said Friday the city covered up or removed English signs in 2009 under orders from the OQLF.

      Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies, said the recent controversies show the Parti Québécois government is going too far in its zeal to enforce the French-language charter. “They’ve crossed the line and there’s a pushback,” he said. Jedwab said the focus on tougher enforcement of Bill 101 has created an atmosphere of fear among people who work with the public, who are afraid to speak English lest they be targeted by the Office. “They’ve created this very unhealthy climate in terms of the day-to-day, free-flowing interaction in English and French that really defines Montreal’s downtown area, which is really sad,” he said. Jedwab said overzealous enforcement of the language law could exacerbate tensions. “I think it’s coming to the point where there’s going to be civil disobedience by merchants if this continues.” Jedwab said he didn’t think that would be a helpful solution.

      mascot@montrealgazette.com
      © Copyright (c) The Montreal Gazette

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  17. La CAQ appuiera le projet de Loi 14 et une pétition ne changera rien.

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    1. More information on Dr. Couillard:
      http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Macpherson+Quebecers+ready+Philippe+Couillard+audacious/8036768/story.html

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    2. Then political suicide for them!! I hear Eddie Mercury blarrrrrring..
      ...And another one bites the dust!!!

      Bill 14 will be fought, people are no longer rolling over and playing dead!!

      It's WAR !

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    3. That's going to be all so true AnceTOTE if these rebellious traitors keep pushing people to the wall.

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    4. You`re hoping it is, but it`s never too late...when you`re dead and burried...THEN it`s too late...but this...NOW...will be a walk in the park..especially with all the help from the pastagate backlash!!!...OMG...still laughin`...such stupid fools.

      Never bite off more than you can chew!...Words to live by!!

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    5. "Trop peu,trop tard...ToTo."

      Really?

      You started the war, bitch.

      Now we're bringing it to your house.

      Attach ta tuque mon petit...

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    6. "It's WAR"

      Avec 154 angryphones dans la rue?À peine une mini rebellion.

      Y'avait plus de monde dans les rues mon quartier pour manifester contre les usines à chiots.

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    7. "I hear Eddie Mercury blarrrrrring..." (sic)

      Freddy ToTo,Freddy...Lol

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    8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9hWunTKiEk

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    9. "Fredy Toto, Freddy"

      No it's "Eddie" Eddie- never- a- queen- but- always- a king And, in a Brando voice 'guitar picks are hard to come by'!!!-Eddie" LOL..(Inside joke)

      Good listeners need few words.

      You ..troll..MYOB..go back to your cardboard box.

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  18. Political discussion on CTV News Montreal today at noon concerning CRITIQ:
    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1177725

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  19. S.R - I can give you one thing, yes that's right, I can actually pay you one compliment.

    You FINALLY stopped trying to portray yourself as some noble "freedom fighter" just trying to protect the fragile state of French in North America and have come out of the closet as the racist we all know you for.

    For that I applaud you. Always better to be blatant than to be latent.

    So S.R is out of the closet and openly admits that he HATES immigrants, Anglos, immigrants, Jews and gays. You might deplore him for this, but I see this as constructive.

    By openly declaring his hatred, he is helping the cause of his opponents.

    I also thank Y.L for his tirade against Italians.

    Sincerely, Y.L thank you.

    See, Pastagate already opened the door to international attention regarding your retarded movement's attempts to muzzle multiculturalism. I already took a screencap of your comment and forwarded it.

    So while the rest of the readers here are disgusted by you, I'm hereby encouraging you.

    Can you please give us your honest thoughts on Quebec's black community?

    Please feel free to litter your comment with as many "N" bombs as you see fit.

    Pastagate was the best thing ever, now you KKK hatemongers are getting called out, and you can be sure that Uncle Resident is going to be there to pour more gas on your funeral pyre.

    Oh...one more thing, I think I noticed one commenter in the last post wondering about "Super Student."

    He happens to be a "special" friend of mine and I'll let him know you want him back.

    To Cutie - I missed you.

    AnecTOTE - your days of hogging all the ass-kicking are over!

    UN GARS - You have a new tag-team partner.



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    1. "So S.R is out of the closet and openly admits that he HATES immigrants, Anglos, immigrants, Jews and gays"

      Je n'ai rien contre les Juifs,les gais et les immigrants et je suis un admirateur de Maka kotto.

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    2. Uh-huh... ---> http://screencast.com/t/dll1Tf2XK

      Also, I've never forgotten the comments you made last summer when you laughed at how, during the Oka crisis, you separatist friends threw bricks at the heads of natives when they passed under a bridge.

      As for Maka Kotto - he's not black. Sorry.

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    3. @resident evil

      then what color is he, mate?

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    4. "AnecTOTE - your days of hogging all the ass-kicking are over!"

      ahhhhhh...mannnnnnn ....but I was havin't so much fun!

      (I'm not worthy..I'm not worthy, lol)

      Glad to have you back!! Don't do that again...we really missed u.

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    5. "Je n'ai rien contre les Juifs,les gais et les immigrants et je suis un admirateur de Maka kotto."

      Translation: "mmm...Jews (serious eye-rolling), I barely tolerate gays and immigrants...can't stand them as far as I can throw them...and I would like to throw them right outa here...AND about...Maka Kotto...don't get me started! 'nough said lol"

      Ah...if he could only speak English!!

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    6. Ah...if he could only speak English...I could order some hot-dogs with relish.

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    7. "I could order some hot-dogs with relish"...

      To go with your cardboard box?

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  20. R.E Welcome back !! Where you been all my Life?? lol

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    1. Vouus devriez aller siroter un Chardonnay tous les deux.

      ;-)

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    2. From just two posts up: "Je n'ai rien contre les Juifs,-----> les gais <---- et les immigrants et je suis un admirateur de Maka kotto."

      Schizophrenic of just plain stupid - you people be the judge.

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    3. @resident evil

      s.r writes he has nothing against gays.

      and you think this is schizophrenic or stupid?!?

      why? you homophobic, mate?

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    4. If you can't discern the troll's supposedly "sly" homophobic remarks, I feel sorry for you, mate.

      I suppose the Editor lets it pass only because he continues to embarrass separatists among reasonable people.

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    5. Student: your lack of memory is amazing. Have you already forgotten S.R's comment yesterday:

      Saviez-vous que ce sont les femmes et les gais qui boivent du Chardonnay ToTo...Nette?
      (link)

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    6. Rien d'homophobique dans cette affirmation "ReallyConfusedInQuébec".
      Je ne fais que souligner un goût commun entre les femmes et la communauté gaie.

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    7. You should be so lucky as to have a gay friend in your life dummy, you'd evolve so much more quickly. Must be a drag ...this inability to grow up.

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    8. Je soupçonne que vous soyez un immigrant...N'est-ce-pas ToTo?

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    9. Born and raised in Quebec trollface, but since you brought it up, you're an immigrant too. Someone in you ancestry had to get in a boat at some point and sail the "ocean blue", so you could come here, ....what you call one of those...undisputable truths, yep...makes you an 'import' too. We've covered this already, in previous blog posts....you slow too? Or just...too old to remember? If you pay taxes, OF ANY KIND, OR Renting...you're and immigrant too.

      Enfin...nous sommes tous locataires. Deal with it.

      My good deed for the day: educating an Ignoramus.

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    10. s.r weren't you born in ontario

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    11. Tout s'explique alors.Je n'ai absoluement rien contre les immigrants et vous avez raison,je viens aussi d'une famille qui a immigré à Québec en 1610.

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    12. Uh-huh...

      Let's take a look back at one of S.R's finer moments, shall we?:

      http://screencast.com/t/Iam2z4bOLuG

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    13. Je réaffirme ce que j'ai dit et j'ajouterais même un plat de pâtes (avec ou sans sauce)...Si quelqu'un a une vidéo...

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    14. S.R: "Rien d'homophobique dans cette affirmation "ReallyConfusedInQuébec"."

      Right... And if I said your mother wore combat boots, I'd just be saying that she was using "sensible footwear" given the slush outside. Keep digging your holes.

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    15. Everyone knows real gay guys have beer bellies and never touch common chardonnay!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F83h_EVlm8
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKTKqQPaJ9A

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    16. R.S.: As Rodney Dangerfield once said, "Hey, I resemble that remark."

      Student: Are you willing to defend S.R.'s remarks that I linked to in answer to your last question? Or does your silence recognize that saying such a thing in school would get you expelled for sexual harassment?

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    17. "Je réaffirme ce que j'ai dit et j'ajouterais même un plat de pâtes (avec ou sans sauce)...Si quelqu'un a une vidéo..."

      Of course you would, cause you're just and asshole.

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    18. @confused in quebec

      the remark you linked to might very well be false, but it's certainly not homophobic.

      why do you think it is?

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    19. "famille qui a immigré à Québec en 1610"

      1610, 1750, 1890, 1930, 1999, 2010, 2020..and on and on and on, see where I'm goin' with this?

      Let me spell it out for you:

      Once an immigrant, always and immigrant!

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  21. Hi Resident - we've missed you but knew you were busy doing something useful with your time unlike some of our regular trolls who never do anything useful at all. Hope you and Super Student both return, as required but he, strangely, has been as busy as you! Join the fight again if you have time because we enjoy your posts.

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    1. haha that's a funny one!

      resident evil admits that he just slept for a month and cutie003 responds "we (...) knew you were busy doing something useful with your time".

      you guys are such a comedy.

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    2. Trois paranos de la pire espèce.Lol

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    3. I have a sneaking suspicion that SuperStudent will be making a return shortly! :)

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    4. "Trois paranos de la pire espèce.Lol"

      This from a guy who lives in here night and day so he can spy on us...especially if there will be a coup on the horizon from the minorities in this province.

      I promise we won't disappoint...lol...sweet dreams.

      Note to Editor: U should charge him rent LOL The little troll-face-immigrant that he is.

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    5. "...The little troll-face-immigrant that he is."

      Tentative ratée de nivellement vers le bas ici?

      Héhé!

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    6. it was time to leave the Fortress of Two Solitudes...

      Hahaha! Welcome back, Man of Steel!!

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  22. FROM ED
    It must be totally imposssible fro a politician to get an honest break in Quebec.
    The manager of the OLFQ asks for more money and gets it. The minister of language who controls the budget gives it.
    Jean Charest gets the blame.
    Don mcPherson the slimy little Scot likes to write contraversy so he accuses Couillard of comporting with Porter. Knowing full well that has been investigated and cleared. Porter asked Couillard to go into business with him and Couillard refused. That doesn't stop mcPherson from printing it. Why bother with the truth. Ed

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    1. @ed

      "Porter asked Couillard to go into business with him and Couillard refused."

      what bad blog did you get that from mate?

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    2. *SMH* You know, there's this new thing called "Google", mate...

      "Last month, Philippe Couillard, former Quebec health minister and now a contender for the provincial Liberal leadership, conceded he’d been “fooled” when he set up a company with Porter after he left Jean Charest’s government. In his own defence, Couillard said he was hardly alone among politicians and “heads of state” who had been taken in by Porter’s charms."

      From: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Porter+done+Former+MUHC+head/8026020/story.html

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    3. FROM ED
      On June 24, 2010, Harper promoted Porter to the position of chairman of the SIRC. Porter had continued to make regular contributions to the Conservative Party. That same day, Couillard was appointed by the Prime Minister as a member of SIRC. Later that year, Porter and Couillard became partners in a consulting-services company. Couillard insists that the company — whose name has not been disclosed — never got off the ground and is inactive. - See more at: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Former+MUHC+boss+rose+quickly/7961706/story.html#sthash.LQTUn7Qq.dpuf
      Couillard smelled a rat and got out. That's better than Harper and a lot of others. Porter was appointed to the privy Council which carries the title of honourable. Anyone would have trusted this man. Fortrunately Couillard was smart enough to see the hand writing on the wall. Couillard never said he went into business with Porter. The investigation that Couillard asked for showed he did not. Ed

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    4. @r.s

      dude why didn't you post a quote that would actually back ed's claim?!?

      but here's another question, what do you think of a future quebec premier that is prone to being "charmed" by crooks?

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    5. @ed

      "The investigation that Couillard asked for showed he did not."

      you rely on an investigation ordered by couillard on himself?!?!?!

      Mmmmmpffff!!!

      but... what investigaton? the article you provide doesn't mention any investigation ed.

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  23. Apparently the petition against Bill 14 can be accessed through the National Assembly Website. I haven't tried yet but will tomorrow. Please federalists, go to their website and sign the petition. The more signatures we garner the better chance we have of stopping this bill. And SR don't bother - no one cares what you think, probably not even your own family, the poor souls.

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    1. By the way, Cutie, on Monday we were talking about fraternal organizations. Just a reminder that today is St. David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales, so Happy Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant!

      Next up, St. Patrick’s on March 17th… can’t wait for the parade!!!

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    2. A reminder of last year’s record-breaking warmth for the parade:
      http://blog.totaldiving.com/image/19579319151
      http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/hottest-ever-st-patrick-s-day-parade-draws-massive-crowd-1.783490
      http://montreal.about.com/od/attractionsbyholiday/a/st_patricks_day.htm

      Let’s keep our fingers crossed for this year!

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    3. Everyone's Irish on St. Pat's day - probably the most fun day of the year outside of New Years Eve. Even the seppies wear shamrocks on St. Pat's day as an excuse to get out and about for a few drinks.

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  24. Une autre belle page de la glorieuse histoire canadienne pour les nouveaux angryphones nouvellement arrivés au Québec:

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario

    Nearly a year after adopting an English-only law that triggered a divisive national debate and helped revive the secessionist movement in Quebec, this historic canal city is considering holding a referendum to emphasize how strongly its people still oppose French language rights.

    The prospect of such a vote next year has raised fears within the Francophone minority -- about 4 percent of the 82,000 residents -- of an increase in linguistic and cultural intolerance and a poisoning of relations between the French and English communities that some say could compel French speakers to move away.

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    1. REF: November 25, 1990|The Washington Post

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    2. Jan 29, 1990 The city council of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario passes a resolution declaring English as the city's official language. This sparks a "political uproar" over the issue of bilingualism. Quebec nationalists cite this as further proof that the residents of Ontario are racist, that it is impossible for French-speakers to live outside of Quebec and that "the dream of a bilingual society can never be achieved."

      And your point is?

      This should make you unhappy
      Feb 12, 1990 It is reported that only 27 of Ontario's 839 municipalities have adopted English-only policies while 31 have declared themselves officially bilingual.
      This should make you happy.
      Aug 30, 1990 According to a poll, 57% of voters in Ontario oppose bilingualism in the province. Association Cannadienne-Francais de l'Ontario (ACFO), Ontario's largest Francophone organization, complains that the leaders of Ontario's 3 major political parties are too cautious on French-language issues.
      This should make you very unhappy
      Nov 14, 1990 Ontario's education minister Marion Boyd announces that the government is setting up an advisory group on French-language education and promises legislation allowing for the creation of more French-language school boards. Between 5 and 10 Ontario communities are interested in setting up their own French-language school boards. Ontario currently has 2 French-language school boards, one in Ottawa and another in Toronto. The majority of francophone students attend French-language schools operated by English-language school boards. There are 359 French-language schools in Ontario but the existing arrangements give francophones little control over how the province's estimated 95,000 francophone students are educated.
      http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/mar/chronology.asp?groupId=2002

      This should make you very very unhappy
      Oct 24, 2011 – There are twelve French-language school boards in Ontario, with over 425 French-language schools
      http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/amenagement/

      $hit happens but here at home(ma belle province) malicious events are happening.

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    3. Again I don't see francophones running back to quebec so it can't be that bad in the other provinces. Loads of homes for sale at cut rates here in quebec and they remain empty. All the other provinces encourage bilingualism and help and assist the francophones unlike good old quebec who are out to annihilate anything to do with english. Only quebec does not believe in rights and freedoms for all it's citizens so don't try to excuse them; it's inexcusable.

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    4. S.R must be getting incredibly desperate if he has to dig up antique newspaper articles that are over 22 years old in order to make a point.

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    5. S.R. is desperate because he lives in a cardboard box.

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    6. S.R must be getting incredibly desperate if he has to dig up antique newspaper articles that are over 22 years old in order to make a point.

      Like many delusional separatists, he also insists on living in the past, desperately clinging to a fictitious truth that serves his interests and ends.

      Consider the following:
      - in January 2010, the mayor of Sault Ste Marie apologizes to all francophones in Canada for the resolution adopted in 1990, stating it was the wrong thing to do.
      - in 1994, an Ontario court invalidated the town's unilingualism resolution. The town complied with the ruling.

      YA PU D'CARBURANT, SEPPIES.

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    7. "YA PU D'CARBURANT, SEPPIES."

      Un gars bien sympathique de calgary va devoir renouveller nos stocks.

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  25. Here’s an interesting map that indicates where anglo-Quebecers are distributed across Quebec according to the 2011 census. We’re located pretty much across most of Quebec, with some areas ranging from none up to 98% anglophone.

    http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/features/livingenglish/anglophone-census-map/

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    1. The Ottawa Paramedics Service is already officially bilingual. They were used as a backup for Urgence Sante here in Gatineau. Can you imagine Mario Beaulieu if Ottawa Paramedics were speaking english to Quebec resident, he would have been outraged, it would have been plastered across the provincial news outlet, and Ottawa would have to stop servicing our province. Also, Riverside, Civic, and CHEO are able to offer service in french. Also, those hospital are filled with Quebeckers who can't get service in Socialist Quebec. Ottawa U Medical School is bilingual. What is your problem? I received better service in Ottawa than in my home province of Quebec.

      OC Transpo offers a bilingual Next Stop service. I heard of many people buying tickets and pass in french at the ticket store.


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    2. Thanks for that link R.S

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    3. The map doesn't take into account, English as 1st official language speakers. In much of Montreal if not most of Montreal Island you would have 50% or over based on English 1st official language speakers.

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  26. Have any of you ever seen who is this genius that is the president of the OQLF? Here she is trying to explain away when franco-supremacy isn’t supreme over cultural diversity (isn’t that what seppies are always railing about anyway?) and thus is ever so magnanimously permitted according to them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNCtFFuTT40

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  27. This from the National Post.
    "NO RECESS FROM FRENCH AS MONTREAL SCHOOLS TO SCAN PLAYGROUND CHATTER."
    " PLAYGROUNDS, HALLWAYS AND CAFETERIAS OF qC. LARGER SCHOOLBOARD WILL SOON BE FRENCH ONLY ZONES AS AUTHORITIES MOVE TO SILENCE OTHER LANGUAGES EVEN DURING RECESS..."
    ..." THE MONITOR WILL GENTLY TAP THEM ON THE SHOULDER-NOT THE HEAD-TO TELL THEM WE SPEAK FRENCH.ITS GOOD FOR YOU..IT WILL BE ENOUGH TO DELIVER A CLEAR MESSAGE.FRENCH MUST BE SPOKEN."
    So the thought police will be terrorizing your children at school.
    So children will be stalked all day,"gently" corrected for language sins by "authority figures.
    REALLY!And who are these monitors?
    And tapped with what? A stick?
    And what kind of behaviour is this modelling for FC children? Discrimination and bullying.
    Is it not difficult enough being a visible minority without this shame inducing abuse?
    Join the tribe or be publicly enbarrassed, humiliated and shamed.
    Be ashamed of your language and culture.
    Most of all, BE AFRAID. Be very very afraid.
    This is Orwellian. This is psyop war on childrens minds.
    It will be psychologically traumatizing..creating bullies and victims.
    This new legislation comes into effect in September.
    And it is child abuse pure and simple.
    If there was any reason to impeach this government..this is it.

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    1. Our resident trolls will agree that this is a great idea - I personally find it child abuse and brain washing - should be illegal but don't forget it's all done to "preserve" the french language and culture so it's OK to abuse children. Sickening bunch of terrorists.

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    2. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYSaturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:46:00 AM EST

      I found peace, good fortune and joie de vivre in Calgary.

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    3. Here is the link for the petition to stop Bill 14 in the National Assembly. I already signed it but for those of you that haven't please do so. Thank you.
      https://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/exprimez-votre-opinion/petition/Petition-3559/index.html

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    4. "So the thought police will be terrorizing your children at school."

      Quand ces mêmes enfants vont au cinéma,est-ce qu'ils sont terrorrisés lors qu'on leur tape gentiment l'épaule en leur disant de ne pas parler durant la projection du film...In English?

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    5. Students in some French elementary schools here in Montreal have been required to sign and have their parents sign a declaration that they will only speak French at school. There was something like "I will only speak in French because I am proud to speak in French." Does anyone have a link to the text of such a document?

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    6. "...joie de vivre in Calgary."

      Vraiment?...Errrr

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    7. "Be of all, BE AFRAID. Be very very afraid.
      This is Orwellian. This is psyop war on childrens minds"

      It's a ploy basically, to make life as tense and uncomfortable as they can ...so that we pick and and leave and when they have their next neverendum, they will magically win it.

      They are all sickos...they sooner they die off...they better.

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    8. "Quand ces mêmes enfants vont au cinéma,est-ce qu'ils sont terrorrisés lors qu'on leur tape gentiment l'épaule en leur disant de ne pas parler durant la projection du film...In English?"

      In how many ways can I tear this one apart...let me see...mmm

      If someone taps you on the shoulder while you are in a movie theatre asking you to be quiet IN ENGLIS- IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE PROBABLY WATCHING AN ENGLISH MOVIE ANYWAY!!!!!...this...how much...YOU CAN'T STAMP OUT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE...oh and by the way troll...how would you know about this...has this happened to you...while you were watching a movie...IN ENGLISH!...U're a phoney...and you're ugly too.

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    9. "Students in some French elementary schools here in Montreal have been required to sign and have their parents sign a declaration that they will only speak French at school. There was something like "I will only speak in French because I am proud to speak in French." Does anyone have a link to the text of such a document?"

      A tantamount to persecution...we realize this, right?

      Luckily, I have a little blue paper exempting my kid from this kind of microscopic daily harassment.

      Those whose kids are subjected to this daily bullying, should be the ones fighting the hardest and the loudest against things like bill 14 ..and the eradication of its ugly mother ...bill 101...

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    10. This is one of the reasons I think it would be worthwhile for the Equality party looking into setting up candidates for school trustees on the Island French School boards. There is a massive allophone presence and winning the majority of school trustee seats is not out of the realm of possibility.

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    11. Persecution, indeed. It is the yellow star on the sleeve denouncing "inferiority" and encouraging persecution. When all the world is taking a stand against bullying in schools the PQ are legislating it.
      School boards,schools, teachers have no power..like businesses their funding will be cut off for non compliance.
      This is the job for the parents who are, it seems,too brainwashed themselves to react.
      Mb an internet suicide by an eight year old will do the trick..."bullied to death for sayin' yes instead of oui."

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  28. I was watching some very good AMERICAN TV last night and a commercial came on.

    It made me think of "Student"

    The commercial made me think about how Student makes it feel like life is just
    a series of questions, without providing any other answers...and then...I lost my train of thought.

    But then the commercial came on again and I remembered what I was thinking...

    After all those questions, just when you think you come close to an answer - you just get another
    question.

    If you're wondering here is the commercial that brought out my inner Plato:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs4CjeJiJQ

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  29. K.M

    Make OTTAWA officialy bilingual!!

    Why it's has been made yet, is because Anglo groups that want Ottawa unilingual English only!! There's the problem Ottawa is ONLY English and it's the capital of Canada. And to compare if Montreal's Anglos protest for equal services, then Toronto's Francos needs to step up and protest for their rights. Montreal= two unilangual English universities and Ottawa/Toronto= zéro unilangual French and there's more Franco-Ontarians then English in Quebec. ENGLISH services in Montreal = FRENCH services in Toronto. And God knows how hard is to get French services only in Ottawa. The protest starts in Quebec with the Anglos and it will continue with the Franco in all of the unilangual English provinces. Thank you Anglos Quebeckers for your voice on making all provinces offering bilingual services. Because if the Anglos demand rights in Quebec then the Francos of Alberta and the West will rise up as well!!!!

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    1. People in Ottawa have absolutely no problems accessing french facilities everywhere they go. They have french schools, hospitals, bilingual universities and doctor services. If the population demand is enough, they are provided with services - not so in quebec where they remove english each and every day. Quebec reverses everything the ROC does and makes itself look like the bigoted, xenophobic place that it has turned out to be. We anglophones should not have to fight continuously against these language militants - we have as much right to our language and our heritage as do the francophone quebecers and we are tired of having our rights and freedoms taken away by these separatists.

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    2. @ K.M,

      The city of Ottawa is already officially bilingual dummy.

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    3. Hey K.M. Jumped in feet first and blind ,did you. Read what I posted

      Nov 14, 1990 Ontario currently has 2 French-language school boards, one in Ottawa and another in Toronto and 359 French-language schools

      Oct 24, 2011 There are twelve(12) French-language school boards in Ontario, with over 425 French-language schools

      Do the math. French-language schools. Increase.. You are aware that 1+1=2

      Bill 101 violates The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    4. "Thank you Anglos Quebeckers for your voice on making all provinces offering bilingual services. Because if the Anglos demand rights in Quebec then the Francos of Alberta and the West will rise up as well!!!!"

      I'm for it 1000%. we claim to be and officially bilingual country...let walk the talk...!!!

      WE SHOULD BE BILINGUAL FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!

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  30. FROM ED
    If I was a parent, I would go to my child's school and make it clear that if anyone tells my child they can't speak English, I'll come in and wring their neck.
    This is the time for teacher's to speak up. The teacher's and the school board should say, "No! We will not do that." If they don't they are gutless and should not have the duty of protecting childen. Ed

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    1. I would never subject my child to french schools in Quebec period. And for reasons of linguistic competence in such a competitive world.
      In french immersion only substandard french (joual) will be acquired.
      And proper academic english will never be attained.
      Why handicap a child thus?
      english may be the easiest language to learn badly "but it is the hardest language to learn well"
      so why sacrifice competency in the most important language in the world to aquire the donkey dialect of quebec?

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    2. "In french immersion only substandard french (joual) will be acquired."

      This isn't entirely true, but as things are, French Imersion is a pretty good alternative. I stay on my message, both languages are equally important, (AND THE MORE YOU KNOW)...however, French is much more difficult to master, especially written French. Many people boast they are bilingual, and fluent in French. French fluency means you can write it as well, and many people struggle with this, including those may have come from the French school system ...this isn't news to anyone.

      Both languages are valuable, and no one should forego the opportunity to learn either. We are at an advantage because of where we live, WHEN WILL WE GET IT?

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    4. @lenoir

      "In french immersion only substandard french (joual) will be acquired."

      why don't english schools hire good french teachers mate?!?

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  31. Anglo Society of New Brunswick...Ho!

    http://www.asnb.ca/

    Pourquoi mais pourquoi donc?

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  32. How Quebec went from NO.1 to NO.11 in attracting the mining industry.
    “Quand des médias comme Radio-Canada et le Devoir donnent exagérément la parole pendante des années à des gens comme le bougon péquistérique Daniel Breton, ou à l'environnementeur en chef Steven Guilbault, des gens totalement déconnectés économiquement de la réalité , tu installes un climat de méfiance et tu détruis la réputation du Québec comme endroit stable ou l'on peut extrait les ressources naturelles minières” watch more..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m5VI8FNlEU

    @SR this one will make you very very happy
    le brainwash carré rouge intensif à la maternelle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etfJ9WdfUqE

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  33. Some of you may have read this from one of the potential leaders of the liberal party- first time I've seen it so here for info
    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/story.html?id=7900497
    I really wish these guys would specify exactly what they intend to do and not just hint at things. Would make a world of difference to those who vote for Charest's replacement.

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  34. FROM ED
    In this province Cutie, anyone running for office is walking a tight rope. We have to read behind the lines. They are trying to win votes while at the same time being careful not to lose them. We have to judge by their words and what we know of the person's character. Ed

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  35. Parizeau mouths off again. I wish he would go to his damn villa in France and keep his nose out of quebec. The most racist man that I know and have heard of in a long, long time.
    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/What+rights+will+recognize+anglophones+after/8040824/story.html

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    1. you forgot to write what is so bad about this latest parizeau speech cutie003. please tell me.

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    2. “If Quebecers want to keep the Canadian dollar, they’ll keep it — and nobody can stop that, end of debate,” he declared.

      Hahahahahaaaa!!!
      The stifling of debate also seems to be a recurring theme among seppie radicals.

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  36. I've been reading "behind the lines" for 30 years and nothing but nothing has changed. I want some concrete statements out of these people so I don't have to "guess" what I'm voting for any more. That's the problem with politicians - they sit on the fence and we're supposed to make up our minds to which side they will jump. That's one thing I know about the PQ - their mission is to separate from Canada - at least there's no guessing there. I want to give my vote to a party knowing what they stand for before I cast my ballot. I'm sick of "guessing" - we're either in or out of Canada with our rights and freedoms back or we're not. Say what you mean and mean what you say guys - let's get on with it so we can decide our next move!

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  37. Anglais intensif en 6e année: Québec renoncera aux cours obligatoires

    http://tinyurl.com/bang6hk

    Vraiment triste :(

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    1. C'est triste pour les francophones unilingues - opportunités d'emplois réduits, voyages limités, limitations des expériences culturelles, etc..

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    2. Que voulez-vous?Il faut parfois faire des choix difficiles...
      Parlant des expériences culturelles réduites,avez-vous déjà visité le canada?

      Haha!

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    3. Haha! Err...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAjT05YLBrQ

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    4. « C'est triste pour les francophones unilingues - opportunités d'emplois réduits, voyages limités, limitations des expériences culturelles, etc.. »

      Funny you should mention this MTL 1973, there is something else I have to share with everyone, that happened during my escapade down in DC this past week.

      Among the many people I met, I also had the privilege of being introduced to a very high ranking Officer from the US Army, a General no less ...and more decorated than a 4th of July fireworks sky. After exchanging a few pleasantries, he says to me...”now tell me, I hear you’re somethin’ of a language ‘connoisseur’. To which I responded, “Yes sir, I am”. “So how many do you speak”, he asked in a long and very pronounced Texas drawl (smile). “A few” I said. He winked at me and then he said...”Yeah...I get ya’...it’s what I keep tellin’ my grandkids...Math and Languages, ...dem’ two things will get ya’ places”. There was an actual line of people waiting, to talk to this gentleman, but he wouldn’t stop talking to me and asking me questions. Here was a man who had had several commissions in Iraq and Afghanistan, had most likely, seen and done it all...and then some... throughout his very perilous ...career; one would probably think ..very little could possibly faze or astonish him anymore, and yet, there he was, totally taken and completely impressed with someone...who ...of all things...could speak a few languages. THAT ....is what blew him away.

      Hear that Yan?? lol

      Jokes aside, we obviously do not realize the opportunity we are afforded belonging to this country, and specifically how fortunate we are to live in THIS AREA of the country. Geography affords us a unique gift, that of being ‘Bilingual’. This should never be discounted. I hope this story underlines how the knowledge of languages can make many things possible for people. Experiences we never could have imagined or dreamt of having but for the shear fact that we’re able to speak more than just one language ..living where we do. An American Army General was blown away by that.

      Bill 14 and the like have no business in our society. These are egotistical narcissistic self-centered attempts to suffocate OUR OPPORTUNITES. More importantly, OUR KIDS OPPORTUNITIES. I Know I’m preaching to the congregation here, but on the out chance that people of a different persuasion visit and read this, I’d like you to know, that by obliterating the English language, you are basically cutting off your noses to spite your faces, no other way to say it, but with this cliché’ expression. Exploit Geography! Make it work for you...not against you.

      We must support any and all newly formed agencies and political parties whose main raison d’être is to fight for RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS of all citizens of this province ; R&F that we should be entitled to anyway because this is Canada after all.

      Vision!... We need to have VISION!...If not for ourselves, for our children, and their children.

      Editor...thanks for allowing me to express that, I just felt it was important to share.

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    5. @anectote

      which provisions of bill 14 would "obliterate the english language" anectote?

      thanks.

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  38. I'm not angry at that at all - in fact, this is great news for the end of the sovereignist movement.

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