Monday, February 18, 2013

Was Sunday's Demonstration a Success?

Readers, I'm out of town and actually unable to complete the post I had planned on publishing today.

I apologize.

I've opened up this new post to allow readers to comment on yesterday's anti-Bill 14 demonstration.
Read a story about it

If you attended, how about a first person description?

Otherwise it's an open forum today, anything goes!

I am traveling back home to Canada today (Monday)  and will resume posting  on Wednesday....the title....
"Radio-Canada serves up Chinese Fodder"

140 comments:

  1. If just one person showed up, it would have been a success.

    I've heard estimates from 200 (the press) to 1,000 (from people at the rally who claimed they did a head count).

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    1. Wow, that's great! You live in the states, right Mr Kondaks? What newspapers or networks covered the story? Do you get the CBC over there?

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    2. CTV and CBC covered it:

      http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=866991&playlistId=1.1160333&binId=1.815249&playlistPageNum=1

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/02/17/montreal-anglophone-protest-language-laws.html

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    3. "In our country, putting two languages on an equal footing means to put two feet on the same language."

      - Joseph Hanse

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    4. "The problem with Internet quotes is that we never know if they are authentic."

      - Abraham Lincoln

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    5. La beauté d'internet est que vous pouvez vérifier,sinon c'est certain que vous avez un problème avec le web.

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    6. EDM:

      I'm living in Vancouver, B.C. now.

      I saw all the media reports from the links posted by members of the Facebook groups that were responsible for the rally.

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

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    1. That's odd. Maybe their website is still new and not quite ready yet or something. I wasn't even aware there was an Alliance Quebec 2.

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  3. Made it to the Toronto Star as well.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/02/17/englishrights_activists_protest_new_quebec_language_law.html

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  4. I was there. I would peg the attendance around 200-300. The success is in the fact it got good media coverage (see front page of the gazette) and it got under the skin of the hardliners. Problem is most people opposed to Bill 14 are not activist types and think this dreadful government is a short term thing.

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  5. Personally I think the very NEED for a protest on Anglo rights in this country is outrageous. How did it ever get this far? Good on you folks who showed up/supported this rally. Wish I could have joined you, but alas, living in Edmonton I don't get to travel through Montreal as much as I used to. How about a quick story? Everybody has heard about the "big bad Alberta rednecks", right? The truth is there are many French-language resources here in AB., including an "access emploi" or employment office dedicated to helping job-seekers with all kinds of assistance in obtaining employment in Alberta, including lucrative oilsands work. This is set up and funded by the Alberta government and is just one of many programs and resources available to Frenck speakers. The last time I worked in Ft. McMurray I met literally dozens of Quebecers who couldn't believe how actually hospitable it is for a Quebecer to live and work here. When was the last time you heard of the Quebec government go out of their way to encourage Anglos to have anything? It is a gross double standard in this country.
    I left Quebec in 1980. One of the reasons was my father, a tradesman with over 35 years of top grade experience was unable to work in James Bay during the seventies because of his being Anglo. It was (and is) virtually impossible for an Anglo last name to get on these big projects in Quebec, but the rest of us bend over backwards for the seppies to be able to be mobile across this country.I am so sick of it. Anyway, I love the site, love the comments on here, and empathize with you Anglos (or any freedom-loving Quebecer) still under the PQ/BQ hammer.

    Mo_CHEESE

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  6. I think the mainstream media exposure will help attendance for future protests. Word is spreading. You wouldn't have seen this much attendance at previous rallies.

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    1. Distribuez des "Free Donuts" la prochaine fois et le succès sera assuré.

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    2. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYMonday, February 18, 2013 at 6:15:00 PM EST

      Bin oui, pi les separatistes a la St-Jean ont des Labatt 50 pi des joints de mari gratis.
      Pas la meme culture!!!!

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    3. It was really cold guys...really really cold!

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    4. "Bin oui, pi les separatistes a la St-Jean ont des Labatt 50 pi des joints de mari gratis.
      Pas la meme culture!!!!"

      Ben oui,les anglos ne fument pas de pot et ne boivent pas de bière...Je sais que tu vis sur la planète calgaranus mais quand même.

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    5. @anectote

      "It was really cold guys...really really cold!"

      according to meteomdia it was -7 degrees sunday afternoon. that's not really really cold, mate.

      or is it that meteomedia is controlled by evil nazi communist separatists too?

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    6. @ student,

      You omitted the wind chill factor of course.

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    7. @Durham

      Please don't waste your time responding ...especially..to that useless p. of sh*t. I ignore him altogether, so should everyone else.

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  7. Equality Party 2.0 - Parti Égalité 2.0Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3:26:00 PM EST

    I was there...

    The ONLY reason the Turn-out was so low, was that it was FRRREEEEEEZZZZZZIIING !!!! The media is not reflecting how much the cold effected the turnout.

    The Turnout was about 250-300 Anti-Bill 14.... ONE Lone PQ Bill 14 Supporter.... Very lonely.. very Cold! Just a reflection of the true differences in commitment, I'd say.

    The Crowd was motivated and engaged.. the Speakers had a great reception.. and speeches were presented in BOTH Official languages ... LOTS of Media... CJAD did a surprisingly marvelous job of helping Promote the event.

    BUT... the most encouraging thing of all was the LARGE (maybe 50% or more) contingent of NON-Anglophones... Francophones may have outnumbered Anglos... The Times they ARE a'Changin'!

    Kudos to the Organizers... The Unity Group, and PutBackTheFlag.com !!!!


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    1. Equality Party 2.0 - Parti Égalité 2.0Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3:29:00 PM EST

      Oh.. Forgot to mention the Great Security... Both our own and the Police... A peacuful, but COLD time was had by All!!

      Next time let's do it when it's warmer... Eh !?!?!?

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    2. I too want to thank all the organizers of the rally. They worked really hard and tried their best to get the news out to the public. I too was hoping it would be a warmer day! So happy that there were many non-anglophones that participated with the group. Again, though, the press are calling it an "Anglo Protest". I wish they would realize that this bill hurts everyone in quebec, businesses, private citizens and francophones alike. The whole thing should be abolished for the good of the province. There are so many groups that are now organizing to boycott quebec that publicity for that alone should bring about changes if we want to regain any prosperity. The press should start writing about that too. I will also welcome the chance to have a different party to vote for come next election - we've really had no choice in this supposed democracy for a long time so welcome back Equality Party 2.0.

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    3. FROM ED.
      E.Q.2,
      Can you tell me why I can't join your website. It won't accept my zip code number. it only accepts five numbers which is american style. Ed

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    4. Do we saw any of you on TV?

      On RDI, there was a guy who couldn't place two words in a row in French

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    5. "On RDI, there was a guy who couldn't place two words in a row in French"

      Très très mauvaise impression.C'est vraiment ce que les Québécois détestent le plus,écouter un anglo qui massacre notre belle langue.

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    6. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYTuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6:01:00 AM EST

      Le joual quebecois n'est pas une langue; c'est une insulte.
      Les quebekistanais ne savent ni ecrire ni parler convenablement, donc ne sauraient detester un anglo qui fait un effort...
      La seule personne au bien petit quebec avec une belle langue c'est JF Lisee pour lecher le Q de Pauline.
      Continues a manger tes cannes de binne, ti-gars.

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    7. Equality Party 2.0 - Parti Égalité 2.0Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:04:00 AM EST

      @ ED....

      You are mixing up EQ2.0 with AQ2.
      We are Equality Party 2.0.. Not Alliance Quebec 2.

      There is No registration on our web page as of yet.
      so there fore there is no place to enter a postal Code or a zip cose.
      Sorry :)

      We are working on it!

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    8. "Les quebekistanais ne savent ni ecrire ni parler convenablement"

      Mais on se comprend et ça c'est le plus important :)

      Quel est le niveau de merde à CalgarAnus aujourd'hui?

      Mdr!

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  8. There is one of many disturbing aspects of bill 14 and even the current law on bilingual status designation for a municipalities. It differentiates between Mother Tongue anglophones and 1st official language anglophones. Which means basically that Quebec discriminates based on ethnic heritage. Its very discriminatory. I wonder if there is a charter challenge available to the municipalities that have allophones and anglophones who prefer English as the language of service.

    I think this point should be emphasized more.

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    1. Naturally they are going to pull a stunt like that...divide and conquer.

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  9. For sure we have to put a stop to the bigotry practiced in this province. It is a black mark against everyone who lives here but especially the politicians that have convinced their followers they have the right to persecute their friends and neighbours based on the language they speak. No different than persecuting by religion, by colour, by heritage - disgusting state of affairs. We are totally the fools of North America if we accept this without fighting back in any way we can.

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  10. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYMonday, February 18, 2013 at 6:27:00 PM EST

    I am a 100% quebecois french that has left quebekistan because it just plain sucks.
    As a french guy, simply leave Quebec like I did...you'll be much happier, make more money, have a bigger house, nicer car and pay less taxes. And get this, speaking french outside of Quebec makes you even more employable. See it goes beyond the french thingy...

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    1. I am a 100% quebecois french that has left quebekistan because it just plain sucks.
      As a french guy, simply leave Quebec like I did...you'll be much happier, make more money, have a bigger house, nicer car and pay less taxes. And get this, speaking french outside of Quebec makes you even more employable. See it goes beyond the french thingy...


      I can relate to this. I'm a pure laine as well, originally from Gaspesie, and I lived in Montreal for 6 years. No more do I have to paytaxes to a fascist, discriminatory government. I now live in a country where I will be free to choose the language in which my children will be educated. Something that should be a basic freedom that all humans should possess.
      And 45$ per hour to teach French lessons? Yes please.

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    2. "I am a 100% quebecois..."

      Errrr

      Un vendu serait le mot juste ;)

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    3. "I can relate to this. I'm a pure laine as well, originally from Gaspesie, and I lived in Montreal for 6 years. No more do I have to paytaxes to a fascist, discriminatory government"

      People are indeed waking up. I was surrounded with Francophones yesterday, spoke French the entire time. I think that no one want to be hindered, Francophones least of all, and they are becoming annoyed!! Many were venting a lot ...in the cold

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    4. "And 45$ per hour to teach French lessons? Yes please"

      He is not lying, my niece teaches French to adults privately as well, on weekends, and since she's been there, (in Toronto), she's been talking about buying a house. Not sure she would be in the same financial position had she remained here to teach.

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    5. Glad you were able to make AnecTOTE and really happy to hear that the francophones are fed up as we are with all these stupid and discriminatory laws. If you niece wants to come back in 10 years from now and if the PQ gets a majority next election, she will have her choice of a lot of abandoned homes she can buy back from the bank. I hope she is happy in Toronto and at least she's away from the stress that these separatists put us through.

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    6. "I was surrounded with Francophones yesterday"

      C'mon...Vous étiez 125.Mdr!

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    7. @unBSdc


      Surveillance des sables bitumineux: aucun résultat n'a encore été rendu public

      http://www.lapresse.ca/environnement/201302/18/01-4622941-surveillance-des-sables-bitumineux-aucun-resultat-na-encore-ete-rendu-public.php

      Hmmmm...

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    8. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYMonday, February 18, 2013 at 7:49:00 PM EST

      Concentres-toi plutot sur la souverainnete du quebec, de ta ceinture flechee, des cannes de binnes pi de l'industrie des gateaux jo Louis plutot que de te meler de choses trop compliques pour toi, Separatiste Radical:)

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    9. Nous sommes comme les amerlocs,nous surveillons de près la "merde écologique" causée par le pays voisin.

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    10. He is not lying, my niece teaches French to adults privately as well, on weekends, and since she's been there, (in Toronto),

      I was talking about living abroad. Didn't know they had those kinds of jobs in Toronto, as well.

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    11. Yep, right here in our own backyard!

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    12. from the dread

      "I am a 100% quebecois..."

      Errrr

      Un vendu serait le mot juste ;)

      Well, SR, whenever there are people like you projecting a bad image of your culture to the ROC, you may have to start wondering why there are people turning their back on it. You guys are the Islamists of Separatism...

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    13. "You guys are the Islamists of Separatism..."

      Non,moi je préfère nazi.

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    14. Right on Dread except they don't have to hide - they have the separatist governments behind every sneak attack they make on their friends and neighbours. Sick, sick individuals that are power hungry, nosy busybodies that think they have the right to poke their nose into everyone else's business and every aspect of people's private lives. This is the society that quebec has become over the past 40 years because we didn't stop the Frankenstein when the bodies were being cut up. Big, Big mistake letting them think they are "special" - they should have been made to realize that if ROC was going to be bilingual, so were they, and told the truth - that they wouldn't lose their culture nor their language if they learned another language - live and learn! The world watches today and wonder how we could so royally have screwed all of this up.

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  11. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE CALGARYMonday, February 18, 2013 at 8:11:00 PM EST

    Dans ce cas, debutes une petition pour retourner tout le cash que le quebec recoit de l'Alberta, hypocrite.
    T'as bien donc les mains salies par le bitumineux, Separatiste Radical

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    1. À titre de séparatiste radical,je suis le dernier à vouloir du "dirty canadian money".

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    2. @Cutie

      We would love nothing better than to see her come back, but she's not interested, not right now. She was recruited immediately after she completed her MA in Education, from a public school board in Toronto, (they are building several bilingual schools and will be doing so for the next few years) without really trying or looking. Young people are ambitious and unfortunately, we don't offer much in the way of a future in this province presently. Pains me greatly to admit it.

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    3. Yes, I'm sure it does but we all have to do what's best for us and she is probably making the move for her own security. I do hope she loves it!

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    4. "À titre de séparatiste radical,je suis le dernier à vouloir du "dirty canadian money""

      Have I mentioned lately what a big HUGE joke you all are? You may not want any dirty money, but someone else sure does LOLOLOL.

      "Late Monday, after meeting in Montreal, Alward and Marois announced they had agreed to study the possibility of a $5-billion pipeline to bring western Canadian crude oil to Quebec’s two refineries, Suncor in Montreal and Ultramar in Lévis, before continuing on to the Irving Oil refinery in New Brunswick."

      http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Quebec+Brunswick+pipeline+study+very+preliminary/7987162/story.html#ixzz2LP3RjZwz

      http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Quebec+Brunswick+pipeline+study+very+preliminary/7987162/story.html

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    5. I keep saying that these separatists believe the BS their political leaders put out there concerning their environmental concerns when they are no different than anyone else - money and jobs take priority over everything else - two faced bastards.

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  12. Well at least CAQ made an electoral promise not to toughen up Bill 101. I predict that Quebec will be back in election in a year. Frankly, I think we should get rid of the "National" Assembly. The parliamentarian only manage to screw Quebec. Parliament leave for a month in December and November and then have a two month summer break. Civil Servants will be able to handle the province based on needs not pork-barrel project, and useless consultation and public inquiries that drag the province down.

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    1. Or Quebec could elect the Fiscal Conservative Party of Quebec (FCPQ) to clean up the province mess. Money is being wasted on language police, and many other useless program like mini-embassies and bloated unions. The FCPQ would invest money in Schools, Hospitals, and infrastructure project.

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    2. Liam - the CAQ have only promised not to back the total Bill 14 - We need them to block the whole damn thing not just parts of it. The liberals have said they will not support it so no it's up to Legault or portions of it will go through. If the conservatives would form a new party this would also give us another option. Boy, we have plenty of useless programs that could be eliminated plus corruption.

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    3. I would love to see the FCPQ elected but it will never happen. The party is not on anyones radar..plus Quebecers are just way too far to the left in general. They also really dislike the federal conservative party. Once again if one wants any hope of real change then you would need to elect a viable party like the CAQ. The CAQ is about as far to the right as is possible in this province. The Liberals under Couillard or Bachand would mean more of the same mismanagement we have had under Charests reign. But of course most people here prefer to live in la-la land where they believe the equality party and the fcpq have a viable chance of making a difference..good luck with that. I will keep my feet firmly planted on terra firma.

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    4. Nothing in this province will ever change if we don't vote in a party that WILL MAKE CHANGES. The CAQ party is a separatist party for God's sake. Do you think they will revoke Bill 101 or stop persecuting the minorities? All you're worried about is the economy but the economy can't and will never recover under separatist administrations! Yes they promise to take on the unions and to work on the economy but until we get our cultural and language differences settled, it will take a lot more than a new budget to fix these problems. There is a hell of a lot more here that is stopping businesses from moving here than high taxes and unions and the CAQ will not help with those problems. Good grief people, we have to start electing representatives that will make fundamental changes to the whole of the province's hatred of anything other than pur laine francophones! Rights and freedoms under the Canadian Constitution have to be restored to make this place attractive to anyone with an active brain cell!

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    5. Vous n'êtes pas minoritaires peggy,vous êtes majoritaire au canada.

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    6. "Vous n'êtes pas minoritaires peggy,vous êtes majoritaire au canada"

      Why "peggy", aren't you in Quebec? I guess resident troll just admitted and acknowledged that Quebec is in Canada!! LOLOLOL

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    7. Once again we are going in circles Cutie. The Liberals have been a total failure..more corrupt than the PQ. The Liberals have not done anything to stop the decline of Quebec..the infrastructure continued to crumble at an accelerated rate under their rule..the mob ran rampant under their rule..the city of Montreal was involved in outrageous corruption under their rule. And what exactly have the Liberals done for anglophones..nothing..they grab our vote..they tell us thet dont take us for granted and then they ignore us year after year. Did you already forget that Charest was willing to toughen up Bill 101..he said that just before the election in a desperate move. The CAQ are unlikely to solve all the problems..but I cant imagine them being worse than the Liberals.

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    8. We don't know that they are more corrupt than the PQ - still need a new party - the Equality Party rather than the CAQ. Dammit complicated we need a new FEDERALIST provincial party, not another separatist party. What I'm worried about is the way we are perceived by the ROC if we elect a new "separatist" party in this place. If we have any chance of changing things by way of partitioning this place, areas that vote for a separatist party, no matter which one, will be seen as condoning and encouraging separation of quebec from Canada. What do you think will happen to our chances then of attracting new business, new citizens, new anything to this province? I for one, and I hope many more, will vote for the new Equality Party if they can get the paperwork done by the time another election is called. Meanwhile, I'm stuck with voting for a liberal party that does not believe in liberty for all - sucks, but that's the way it is.

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    9. You have got to be kidding me..we KNOW they are more corrupt than the PQ..how many more witnesses do you need before the Charboneau commission spilling their sordid tales..and we KNOW the Liberals were in charge while all these shenanigans were going on. These are FACTS. You choose to bury your head in the sand and stick your fingers in your ears and chant the same old song...the Liberals are the only choice we have.
      The equality party in the most optimistic of scenarios would never get more than 2 or 3 seats..explain to me how this is going to be of any use to the anglophone community. It will just paint the anglophones are troublemakers and it will give us no power..a total waste or resources and time IMO.
      Attracting new businesses..frankly only the CAQ seems to have a credible plan and more right wing agenda. You are not going to attract businesses to Quebec with the same old Liberal party mismanagement and incompetence. You will attract businesses here with a government that is serious about cutting taxes, ending corruption, cutting waste in the government and taking on the unions. There is only one party right now of the three viable ones who has an agenda to do just that..it is the CAQ. Now we can be incredibly cynical and use the argument that how do we know if they are not corrupt. All I can say is that we cant AFFORD another 5 years of Liberal and PQ mismanagement..they have more than their fair share of chances and both parties have utterly failed..how you can still come up with anything positive to say about the Liberals is beyond delusional. So I am willing to take a chance on the CAQ who will put the seperation question on the back burner for 10 years.

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  13. 125 anglos sur 1 000 000 pour protester...What's wrong with you guys?

    Hahaha!

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  14. The FCPQ is a group for French parents with about the same power as a PTA. I'm trying to figure out how they will clean up the province. Ed

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    1. Well forget about the abbreviation. The Fiscal Conservative Party of Quebec would be dedicated to lowering tax on Quebecers, lowering corporate and personal income tax. The Fiscal Conservative Party of Quebec will stop investment in language police and mini-embassies and would increase funding to education, Healthcare and roads.

      I think Quebec needs a responsible Fiscal Conservative Party because CAQ, PLQ, PQ, SQ and ON aren't willing to cut on useless program like the Language police.

      Now, I myself can't start a political party but I have always proposed alternatives to my fellow Quebecers, but no is listening to me.

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    2. By looking at their website I can't even see that they are a potential political party. Am I missing something?

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  15. FROM ED
    FRO THE CPFQ WEBSITE:-
    have we thought for a moment that our children are already overwhelmed and mentally conquered by the English and often downright acculturated? Have you thought about what will motivate all Cunneyworth and Jonh B. Cieslak in the world to make the slightest effort to learn French if everyone speaks English as well as they? They will continue to surround himself with underlings and employees bilingual or English, it will be enough. CPFQ did not want to venture into this field and preferred to be servile and partisan arm of government. Its president, Gaston Rioux, beautiful game bulge torso, her ploy which has magically transform popular support to strengthen the teaching of English as a solid support program falsely sloppy and harmful. Mr. Rioux must do its homework and provide parents the real issues of the debate. Until now, they could not pronounce knowingly.
    Otherwise, in 2015, when a child has Quebec consciousness to exist, it will be acutely aware that the English are. The early English become consubstantial with his identity, is pegged to the heart, privileges normally reserved for the mother tongue. Examples of Louisisane and New Brunswick are so desirable? Comes a time when parents need to stand up and say: "Enough is enough!"
    The CPFQ is an english hating group. Why would we want them to run this province. Liam when you start making sense people will listen to you. Ed

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  16. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Henry+Aubin+poll+anglo+view+departing+businessman+headhunter+vent+their+frustrations+over+Quebec/7981947/story.html

    The last one turns off the light, eh?

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    1. And one more:

      http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Human+rights+advocates+concerned+over+article+that+redefines+ethnic+minorities+Quebec+human+rights/7981945/story.html

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    2. FROM ED
      Darwin,
      Thanks for the link. Changing the word ethnic to cultural could include any number of groups. Artists and arts people are a cultural community, also gays could be construed as the same. Wealthy snobs, who consider themselves properly cultured would feel they are special, which is needless since they already do. Ed

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    3. Equality Party 2.0 - Parti Égalité 2.0Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:11:00 AM EST

      @ Liam....

      Join the Equality Party 2.0 and help us build our Fiscal Platform !!!

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    4. Darwin: Thank you for the links - The Canadian Constitution should be changed to reflect the difference also and then we'll see how the separatists like it. I'm glad that the lawyers pick up on these "little" nuances that the separatists try to hide from the public. We must get rid of these seppies - On with a partition movement!
      Yes Liam - Join the party - the more the merrier!

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    5. As to the other link - "We don't need no stinking businesses"

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    6. La cause des angryphones n'intéresse personne cutie même pas les anglophones eux-même...Vraiment pathétique.Acceptez votre condition ou quittez pour l'ontario.

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    7. the dread

      Quittez pour l'ontario???Pourquoi ne quittes-tu pas pour la france si tu n'aimes pas etre entouré par une mer anglophone, Monsieur hochelaga-Maisonneuve?

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    8. My exact sentiments to those who don't like Canada. The ROC does not need their aggravation.

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    9. Je ne crois pas que les conditions vont s'améliorer pour les angryphones du Québec,bien au contraire.

      "Worriers from the past"

      Hahahaha!

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    10. "une mer anglophone" (sic)

      Une mer ne peut être qualifiée d'anglophone "dread",seuls les humains peuvent l'être ou le devenir.

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  17. Canadian Rights and Freedoms upcoming event on Facebook for all to attend and pass the word:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/422044374539772/

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  18. Quebec as a whole is ungovernable. The interest of Saguenay, Magdelen Isaland, Quebec City, Montreal, and Outaouais are out of touch. We need a devolved power where municipalities have more power, like in Ontario. In Ontario, city are free to determine if they are bilingual. City Hall votes, not a meaningless politician located in a far away provincial capital. If a county wants bilingual sign it can have some. I don't care what guy in Seperatis Saguenay think.

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  19. You and me both Liam - and I agree that right now it is ungovernable - we really have to give serious thoughts as to how to get rid of those that want to leave without killing all of us off (bankrupt wise - before anyone starts beating the drums) at the same time. The 60% that want to prosper and be part of a Canada the way it stands have to be given the right to do that somehow. Having 40 or even 51% ruin us is undemocratic and dangerous.

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  20. The way things have been going, I wouldn't be surprised if a federal politician would allow a three answer referendum with two options saying no and one option saying yes and let the response with the plurality of votes be considered a "clear majority".

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  21. Well I'm sure not embarrassed to say I've been doing all I can, as an individual, to fight back with letters to the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The federal government has a responsibility in all this harassment too and are going to be forced to take action of some kind in the near future even if it involves amendments to the constitution. Whether quebec signs it or not is tough because they ignore it now anyway - our problem lies with the other provinces signing an amendment to change the clauses affecting languages but it may happen because the ROC is fed up with quebec forcing everything in french and the ROC trying to appease them is getting very expensive. Why should they be paying out extra money to help keep french alive and well and quebec doing everything they can to kill off english within it's own borders? Doesn't make much sense so who can blame them. Anyway, I guess for now it's a waiting game - everyone reading this blog and every politician mouthing off out there will be dead and gone unless there is action behind the scenes that we are not privy too. Let's hope so.

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  22. Hey S.R. - It's small minded, bigoted little fascists such as yourself who need to get out of town. Half of my ancestors are French Canadian, whose roots on this continent are as deep as your own, and the other half are of varied origins, with roots stretching back 240 years. Je parle francais, but I prefer English. I don't curse others of French origins who prefer French, but neither should they shit on the rest of us who prefer the other official language of this great county. People like you are a cancer in Canadian society. You will all lost eventually however, as international immigrants want their children to be fluent in the international language, and over the generations, you will eventually lose the demographic clout necessary to continue abusing everyone else's fundamental human rights and freedoms. When the old stock French Canadian portion of the population dips under 70% (which will happen eventually since you refuse to reproduce), intolerant little nationalist pricks like you will be marginalized. Unfortunately, I may be on Viagra by the time that happens, but mark my words, it will happen. As for now, people with your mindset just need to retreat to the Saguenay and get the fuck out of OUR parts of the province (namely the Island or Montreal, in particular the West Island).

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    1. And people like you are a cancer in Québec society...anonymous?

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    2. Ici de Belgique, je peux vous comprendre ! Nous avons le même comportement des partis extrémistes flamands qui veulent éradiquer (déjà vu dans une autre époque) les francophones. Ils ont également une autre idée, qui se rapproche un peu d'un de vos partis, former deux nations distinctes et la fin de la Belgique ! Merci a vous au Québec de défendre avec autant de vigueur notre belle langue.

      Eloi Fontaine

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    3. Merci Eloi,nous connaissons le problème de la Belgique et de bien d'autres nations aussi.

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    4. Eloi = read more of the blog then you will understand that no one is trying to eliminate French in Canada - in fact, all the other provinces have more than gone out of their way to preserve the French language - don't listen to S.R. he is a straight out liar. Anyone and everyone on this blog can tell you the truth. Quebec is the only province in Canada that is trying to exterminate a language and that language is English. They go against all other provinces to try to break up the country - that is their only purpose not to preserve their language but to create a country right in the middle of our country of Canada.

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    5. "read more of the blog then you will understand that no one is trying to eliminate French in Canada"

      Hahahahahahaha!Good one peggy!

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    6. Mr. Eloi Fontaine is another example of why Francophones just don't get along with any other ethnic groups wherever they happen to co-habitate with them - such as Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec.

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    7. "Parlez-en à votre ami galganov"

      He left...does he still haunt you? hahahahha

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  23. Ironically probably the best thing for QC would be to seperate then after 5-10 years it will go begging back to Ottawa and the QC will have to follow the laws set by Canada!!

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    1. ...and be the first new country ever to beg back dependency on its former masters? i doubt it, mate.

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    2. Once Quebec becomes a totally bankrupt Haiti of the North it may very well request that Canada allow it back into Confederation, but its highly unlikely that it would be accepted.

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    3. Unfortunately the tit mouse has returned. It was so nice for a few days.....................I think I'll start to troll some of those f$$$$ing separatist websites in my spare time. Annoying pricks.

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    4. Please Durham - they must be kept out for at least 100 years to burn off what will exist of the leftovers. I also don't think they should not be allowed to immigrate to any other area of Canada either once they have ruined our country be it by partition or whatever happens. This is when I will find it fun to report on the ones that I know are separatists to make sure they don't get out of the hellhole they will have created. It will be our turn to spy on our neighbours - imagine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We would be the ones to have the upper hand - I hope we will know enough to be humble in our new responsibilities - not like they are - lol.

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  24. Premier ask a direct question to Quebec: Should Quebec separate from Canada? Yes or No. No "sovereign-associated" , no separate but still receiving equalization payments, no constitutional agreement with veto. If Quebec goes, no special tribunal, no financial compensation. Also, Quebec will have to take it share of the national debt. Levesque and Parizeau tricks will not work this time.

    If the referendum fails, it end. No neverendum, no constitutional privileges. Quebec is rapidly becoming a unstable economy. Our roads are falling down, our hospital are unsafe and too many quebeckers have to go to Ontario for health care because this province has no more money.

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    1. Liam - yes the question has to be clear but remember that there are more federalists than separatists and that's why we have to find a solution that allows those areas that want to remain Canadian have a constitutional right to do so - therein lies the biggest problem. If it were not for that I would say push them to hell out.

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    2. Even the NDP ranks are divided in the NDP becoming Bloc Quebecois Lite

      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mulcairs-plan-to-replace-clarity-act-not-gaining-traction-with-canadians-provincial-ndp-leaders/article8784987/

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  25. They can separate, however we'll keep the far north (Rupertland), Montreal, the Outaouais, the Chateauguay River Valley, the Eastern Townships and a land bridge across to New Brunswick.

    This will frustrate low-life bigots and French supremacists like S.R., because they know that their Republique des Patates Frites will be an unviable rump state of dogshit right from the outset, that will be screaming to the IMF for help within 30 days (their first debt payment), and likely come crawling back to Canada tail between their legs and hat in hand.

    The steps are as follows:

    1. We will prevent the enactment of Bill 14.

    2. We will finance litigation to overturn key commercial provisions of Bill 101 (signage, language of the workplace provisions, etc.), which we will win because the simple facts are that, in the long term, (50 years) French is not endangered in Quebec.

    3. Once we overturn the law, we will dare the bigots to re-enact it under the Notwithstanding Clause.

    4. We will pressure the federal government, which has virtually no Quebec representation and is thus not beholden to the bigoted, nationalist political complex in Quebec, to disallow the legislation under the federal government's residual power under the BNA Act to disallow any provincial legislation within 2 years of its enactment.

    5. The national socialists in Quebec will stir up resentment over the fact that the federal government has finally grown a pair and is now dedicated to the defence of fundamental rights and liberties across the entire country, when violated by Boss Hogg type governments in the provinces, such as Pauline and her gang of imbeciles.

    6. Another referendum will be called, at which point the national socialists will either (a) lose, following which we will finally have peace across this great country or (b) they will win, at which point the partition of Quebec, as described above, will render it a bankrupt failed state within a month.

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    1. Right. Pontiac voted for the No side and is primarily english speaking, I think it should have the right to leave too.

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    2. Yep - I wish all of the above and Liam's right - the Pontiac is staunch federalist and English have been prominent there for hundreds of years. They are the ones that chased the language police out of their town when started nosing around in their business. I was so proud of them!

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  26. De Courcy lies
    http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/201302/19/01-4623061-loi-101-de-courcy-sensible-aux-demandes-des-anglophones.php

    Does De Courcy expects a beleive such a lie?
    "Je suis à l'écoute de toutes les solutions, y compris celles du commissaire aux langues officielles, M. Graham Fraser" In her mind, she was just hoing Fraser would shut up.

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      what is the proof that she didn't listen to graham fraser's solutions? what are these "solutions" anyways?

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  27. Fellow Proud Canadians in Quebec,

    I wanted to pass on some information regarding a recently established civil rights group, that I thought might be of interest to the readers of this site. The name of the organization is Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”), and the group is staging a free conference at the Delta Hotel next Thursday (the 28th) starting at 6:00 pm. The focus of the group is to educate on and advocate for the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Canadians living in Quebec, and to support (financially or otherwise) legal challenges to the Charter of the French Language, most of which are being handled by constitutional litigator Brent Tyler, and which are set to kick off next year. CRITIQ seeks to educate the public on these issues and fundraise so as to finance constitutional litigation that it hopes will overturn this shameful system. Below is the launch press release that went out a few weeks ago.

    New Civil Rights Group Established in Quebec
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    Montreal, January 29, 2013 - Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is a Quebec-based organization dedicated to the protection in Quebec of rights and freedoms invested in all Canadian citizens by our nation’s constitution.
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    NEW CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP ESTABLISHED IN QUEBEC

    Montreal, January 29, 2013 - Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is a Quebec-based organization dedicated to the protection in Quebec of rights and freedoms invested in all Canadian citizens by our nation’s constitution.

    CRITIQ is not a political party, nor does it aspire to such status. CRITIQ seeks to:

    (a) Answer a recent call to leadership with respect to the denunciation of all language-based intolerance and discrimination in Quebec;

    (b) Advocate on behalf of all Quebecers, in favour of government policy that recognizes the equality of the French and English languages in Quebec.

    As such, CRITIQ:

    1. Supports the fundamental freedom of Canadian citizens residing in Quebec to choose in which language they wish to live, work, and receive education for themselves and for their children.

    2. Calls for the provincial government to accept linguistic equality through the formal recognition by the National Assembly of English as one of Quebec’s two “official languages”.

    3. Recognizes the binding nature of the judgment rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada in Reference Re Secession of Quebec [1998], and in particular supports the fundamental right of any region, municipality or aboriginal territory of Quebec to remain part of Canada following any secession of Quebec.

    In accordance with its principles, CRITIQ stands in opposition to all Quebec-based, discriminatory legislation violating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”). As such, CRITIQ views The Quebec Charter of the French Language (“Bill 101”), as socially regressive, economically damaging and fundamentally in breach of the Charter. CRITIQ seeks to actively and formally support litigation seeking the invalidation of those portions of Bill 101 that violate the fundamental rights and freedoms of Quebecers, and seeks to rally all Canadians in support of this cause.

    Please join CRITIQ in our efforts to use logic, reason and the rule of law to put an end to 35 years of state-sponsored discrimination in Quebec, and to improve the quality of life for all Quebecers.

    Contact Media Relations
    (514) 360-3236


    Among CRITIQ’s founding members are Barbara Kay, Beryl Wajsman, Gerry Weiner, Bill Johnson, etc. For next week's conference, confirmed speakers include Brent Tyler, Beryl Wajsman, Barbara Kay and Robert Libman.

    You can find more information at their web site below.

    http://critiq.ca/en/

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    1. I hope that CRITIQ has good security just in case some of the brown shirts from the Jeunes Patriotes du Quebec or the RRQ show up with the intent of sabotaging the conference.

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    2. Your group and the Equality Party 2.0 have to hook up if you haven't already. All the statements above are what we must strive for in this bigoted, racist society. They have gone too far now and must be stopped. I am presuming that there will be minutes and/or information provided following the meeting? I hope so as I don't live in Montreal but am very interested in your platform. Thank you all for your hard work and let's hope that things progress relatively quickly so this place can start to breath again. We have stagnated for far too long and it's going to be rough trying to pull the place back together but if not possible, partition is, for sure, the way to go.

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    3. "CRITIQ stands in opposition to all Quebec-based, discriminatory legislation violating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”)."

      Finally MUSIC TO MY EARS !!

      As luck would have it I'm only out of town till 27th next week, back on 28th
      I'M SOOO THERE

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    4. Seulement 125-50 angryphones à votre "manif" ?

      Vraiment triste après tant d'efforts et d'espoirs.

      Je suis réellement triste pour vous et je suis sérieux.

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    5. "Seulement 125-50 angryphones à votre "manif" ?
      Vraiment triste après tant d'efforts et d'espoirs.
      Je suis réellement triste pour vous et je suis sérieux"

      Wow...this is really freakin' you out, isn't it? lol

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    6. Effectivement,je m'attendais à voir un peu d'action.Jamais vu de vrais "canadians" avoir peur du froid.C'est vrai qu'il y avait beaucoup d'"ethnies" dans la "foule".J'ai cependant apprécié la présence des "worriers fom the past"...Sacré Jean-François :)

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    7. Sucks to be you!! And we're just gettin' started!!! LOLOLOLOL

      Ahh...it's too much fun to imagine how this entire thing will keep you up nights, lol loser... LOLOLOL...Pretty soon you and PoPo or is it..."poopoo" (punnnn completely intended hahahahhaha)will be taken out to the curb...just like garbage does twice a week!! lol..

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  28. There is an interview with Coulliard tomorrow at noon on CTV News Montreal but when asked the question about whether or not he will appoint a special ambassador for anglophones if elected, he says no - all quebecers are the same so why would we need an ambassador for anglophones. So that goes to show that he feels were all treated fairly the way things stand - come on Equality Party - we can see where the liberals are headed AGAIN! Dr. Coulliard - in case you're reading this, we are not all the same - francophones have been provided the power to "slap" us around at their will! This is Canada - you have an obligation to ensure that ALL citizens of this country have the SAME RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. The citizens of quebec do not have constitutional rights and freedoms. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THIS? You are a bright surgeon so surely this is not over your head. No Bill 101, No Bill 14 - all these bills concerning language divisions must be abolished for this province to thrive and survive!

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    1. "SAME RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS"

      Impossible car nous ne sommes pas égaux en nombre.

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    2. you think quebec anglos should have a "special ambassador" and that everybody in canada "have the same rights and freedoms".

      how can you pull that one off? i mean how can it fit in your head?

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    3. The Liberal party needs the francophone vote. Failure to repeal bill 101, expanding the role of OLF, suing private companies in Quebec even if those companies are protected by Canadian trademark. Again Quebec is ungovernable. Quebec is the largest canadian province with regions that have nothing in common. We need the Partition Party.

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    4. "Quebec is the largest canadian province with regions that have nothing in common."

      Que dire du canaya?

      :)

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    5. Hey S.R. - Remove the excrement from between your ears. Percentages are irrelevant. The Godfather of Quebec Demography, Jacques Henripin, upon whose original writings back in the late 60s all this bullshit language legislation is based, is on record as stating that his earlier views were completely wrong, that there is no long term (50 years) threat to the French language in Quebec, and that in fact the only threatened minority here in the one that speaks English. In any event, all of that is irrelevant, as the purpose of a democracy is to secure the natural individual rights and liberty of its citizenry. What a democracy has absolutely no role in, is the immutable perpetuation of a given ethno-linguistic group upon a given piece of territory. This is not a democracy. This is an "ethnocracy". That's what Quebec has essentially become. An inwards looking ethnocracy, given its life by a Canadian federal government too frightened by the existential questions that the spectre of separation raise, that it has resigned itself to trading rights and freedoms for a segment of its citizenry (non-Francophone Quebecers) in return for perceived national unity.

      What makes this Quebec ethnocracy all the more absurd, is that the numerically dominant ethnic group (French Canadians) has manufactured this myth that they alone are entitled to the entirety of the territory, all on the basis of (a) this false notion of a superior quality of attachment to the landmass we know as "Quebec" and (b) by the equally bogus assertion that they should have superior entitlement to the territory on the basis of their slightly longer period of permanent settlement in certain parts of Quebec (because there were many parts of Quebec first permanently settled by British immigrants), notwithstanding that they themselves displaced the indigenous population before being forced to share the territory with other European ethnic groups.

      All to say, S.R., you are an ignorant fucking simpleton, who will one day see your racist dreams dashed against the rocks in the face of ongoing immigration to Quebec that will dilute your tribe down to nothing and hopefully bring democratic government to Quebec once and for all.

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    6. Slow clap...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

      Encore un angryphone raciste,une vraie épidémie,on dirait qu'ils sortent de terre comme des zombies depuis l'élection du Parti Québécois.Quel hazard!

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    7. Way to go Anonymous but I must tell you he is one of our resident trolls and we usually try to ignore the p----. Another thing you should note is that the Editor insists we all adopt some kind of identifying name under which to comment so please do that as your comments are well written and true to fact and I, for one, would prefer that the Editor not remove them. You can see his notes concerning how to comment at the top of the blog. The other troll we have to put up with but ignore is named "student" and I see that he's back. He's been missing in action for a few days and it was wonderful but those were the days as the saying goes. And I couldn't agree more about them thinking that they are abducting our land, our homes, our buildings, our businesses and our currency, our passports, and more without us putting up a fight. Some dreamland that they live in - another world of Oz. Pains in the ass but there is no reasoning with them and that's why we must find a way to rid ourselves of the cancer that they bring with them. The faster the better.

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    8. Hey S.R. - Glad to see I'm putting you to sleep. Here's some music from the the Stones to help you go nighty-night, "Ti-i-i-ime is on my si-ide, YES it is!"

      The next 30 years will see the French Canadian population grow in absolute numbers (which will ensure their continued existence as a viable ethnic group for the next century at least), but will witness a decline in their share of the Quebec population (particularly the youthful elements), which will ultimately break their stranglehold on political power in this province.

      The Quebec "nationalists" love to speak of their constant linguistic insecurity. What they never tell us however, is that it's not insecurity as to their long-term collective existence as a distinct ethnic group that preoccupies them. It's the insecurity that, as their relative demographic weight declines, they'll lose the power to abuse the minorities in their midst, which will likely lead to the democratic abolishment of a vile little piece of legislation (the Charter of the French Language), which serves no other purpose other than to denigrate the minorities of this province, and re-distribute wealth, influence and power away from non-Francophones into the hands of French Canadians.

      Be afraid S.R....be very afraid, for one day the music will stop playing, there will be no chairs left, and the people who have been abused for so long will be happy to do unto the other as the other has done unto them. Je sais que tu chi dans tes culottes, mon p'tit mangeur de marde. Il a de bonnes raisons d'avoir peur.

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    9. Dear Anonymous,
      Thank you for participating in the comments section.
      Please choose a screen name so as to avoid confusion as to who is speaking.
      Click on the tab "HOW TO COMMENT ON THIS BLOG" located on the green bar at the top of the page for the easy instructions as to how to do this.

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    10. @Editor, c'mon...please don't be a party pooper LOLOL. Don't you just love it when our resident troll gets his ass royallyyyyyy kicked like this??? LOL

      I DO!!!! Hahahhahahahahahahahahhahaha

      "...S.R., you are an ignorant fucking simpleton, who will one day see your racist dreams dashed against the rocks in the face of ongoing immigration to Quebec that will dilute your tribe down to nothing and hopefully bring democratic government to Quebec once and for all."

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    11. Vous prouvez à tous qu'il était grand temps de commencer le ménage dans notre province.

      Merci pour votre collaboration....Monsieur?

      En passant ma préférée des Stones est "I can't get no" No no no...

      Remarquez bien les carrés rouges :)

      http://voir.ca/nouvelles/actualite-musicale/2012/05/20/les-membres-darcade-fire-portent-le-carre-rouge-a-saturday-night-live/

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    12. Merci Editor de faire respecter l'ordre et la bonne conduite.

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    13. De rien, mon p'tit baveux. And thank you for letting us all know just how filled with shit your little head really is.

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    14. Oh and my fave:

      "Hey S.R. - Remove the excrement from between your ears."

      But that's his entire head...hahahhahahahahaha

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    15. Sorry...I refuse to be in your head too!..ick..lol

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    16. S.R,

      "Merci Editor de faire respecter l'ordre et la bonne conduite."

      That's golden coming from someone who has had hundreds of obscene and inappropriate comments removed by the Editor.

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  29. FROM ED
    Coference on civil rights on the 28th of feb. Link for facebook. French and English Admission Free 777 University st.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/422044374539772 Ed

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    1. This is the one I and another mentioned above Ed. Thank you.

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  30. L'ignorance des anglouilles n'a pas de limite :

    Lu au hazard sur une page d'angryphones:

    "Heather Lapierre

    Office québécois de la langue française. OK, so you are the language police for the French language, but you don't even speak French. Ask any Frenchman. It's BUREAU québécois de la langue française. You are trying to protect a language that, in the great list of languages of the world, does not exist. It is pigeon French."

    Je ris ou je pleure?

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  31. I think that OQLF is often wrong

    But people trying to get their point across by saying that office is an English word are also completely ignorant

    office (n.)
    mid-13c., "a post, an employment to which certain duties are attached," from Anglo-French and Old French ofice "place or function; divine service" (12c. in Old French) or directly from Latin officium

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=office

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  32. @Un Gars,

    It doesn’t beat declaring war on pasta...PASTA for pete’s sake. I still cannot get over it.

    NEW RULE

    The OQLF Inspectors, heretofore known as “The Language Police”, should, from this day forward be known as THE PASTA CHASERS!!! A badge of honor they can thank our friend W.A.C. for, and appropriately, well deserved!! Lol

    Tomorrow night at “Buona Notte”, pasta night in honor of the Pasta Chasers!!! Lolololol

    Mr. Buona Notte is right....WE DO NEED TO START PUSHING BACK!!
    RIDICULE DOES WONDERS!! LOL

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  33. @Un Gars,

    It doesn’t beat declaring war on pasta...PASTA for pete’s sake. I still cannot get over it.

    NEW RULE

    The OQLF Inspectors, heretofore known as “The Language Police”, should, from this day forward be known as THE PASTA CHASERS!!! A badge of honor they can thank our friend W.A.C. for, and appropriately, well deserved!! Lol

    Tomorrow night at “Buona Notte”, pasta night in honor of the Pasta Chasers!!! Lolololol

    Mr. Buona Notte is right....WE DO NEED TO START PUSHING BACK!!
    RIDICULE DOES WONDERS!! LOL

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