Sunday, November 3, 2013

Meet the Editor.... Philip Berlach

Doing what I do best..talking!
I don't want this post to be a big deal, but it has been a long time in coming.

I told readers long ago that I wasn't a political personality or any name that they would recognize, I have long toiled in the background, both politically and obscurely in the business world, all my life.

And so revealing my identity is a bit anti-climatic.

There are those who oppose my positions who have screamed from the highest rafters of vigile.net that I am somehow illegitimate because my identity remained hidden.
Ask me if I care.

Actually I'm quite surprised, because friends, family and the many readers who I converse with, have known my identity for a long time and I always expected someone to leak, but amazingly, the hundreds of readers, journalists, friends and acquaintances never let on.
I remain truly impressed.

When I started this blog, I was the owner of a franchise chain with stores throughout Quebec. Previously I was co-owner of another retail chain which operated across Eastern Canada and that for over thirty years.
You can understand that for business purposes, I didn't want my blogging to affect others with which I had a business relationship, but having retired last year, the last barrier to declaring myself had passed.

It is a bit strange, because my anonymity allowed me the freedom to talk about people I know personally, friend and foe, with impunity, and that I shall miss.
But one of the drawbacks in remaining anonymous is that the media tends not to take you seriously. I've been offered dozens of interviews on radio and television but have until now demurred.

That will change Monday, when I'll do an interview on CJAD as myself with Barry Morgan at two o'clock.
I wanted readers to know beforehand, otherwise it would have been disloyal.

So let me tell you a little about myself since very few loyal readers know me personally.
I was born here in Quebec to immigrant parents and attended English school in the PSBGM, an acronym that only true Anglo Montrealers understand.

As a successful entrepreneur who co-owned and operated a retail chain across Eastern Canada, I was charged with running the 'field' and so I spent 30 years travelling the backwoods of Eastern Canada, each week flying and driving to every major (and minor town) from Toronto to Saint Jean, NB.

During those years, I developed an intimate knowledge of these regions and made many friends, anglophone and francophone and even natives.
I remember having dinner with Jacques Duchesneau and his then new girlfriend who told me she hailed from a tiny town up in the Abitibi, one that she was sure, I never heard of.
I asked her to allow me three guesses and on the second named LaSarre, to her astonishment and everyone at the table. I then described the town as best I could, because honestly there's not much that stands out.

So after a couple of decades visiting these places, I think I've developed a keen understanding of the mentality, the personality and the vibe and rhythm of each community.
I've actually lived two lives, one in English and one in French. After a couple of days in the Saguenay or Abitibi, my brain would switch over to French and yes, even in my nighttime dreams. Upon return to Montreal, the switch occurred again and I once more reverted to my Anglophone roots.

I've been labelled an 'angryphone' by my opponents, but nothing could be farther from the truth.
I choose to stay in Quebec because it has been and remains a wonderful home.
To those who believe I oppose Francophone's right to maintain their language and culture, nothing could be farther from the truth.
But I do disagree with the politics of language and believe militants use it as a wedge issue to drive Quebecers madly towards sovereignty.
Do I care if immigrants are forced into French schools? Not a whit.

But defending the French language shouldn't include persecuting Anglos with ridiculous and vindictive rules over signage.
The idea that the children of an American or British immigrant families must attend French school and that they will somehow adopt French as their culture is deluded fanaticism and fantasy that is disrespectful to the anglo community as well as good sense.
These rules are misguided at best and  vindictive at the worst.
Such is the pettiness and indeed the nastiness, of most language militants.

I can argue with those that demand English descriptors on stores with English words in their name, but cannot countenance those who object to names like Reitmans or Bentley.
It is not I, the dangerous angryphone, but rather these people, who are nothing but linguicists  ( not to be confused with linguists)

We are told over and over again by both Liberal and PQ governments that we are a founding nation and valued citizens, but actions deem us interlopers.

Few francophones understand the daily pounding Ethnics and Anglos suffer in the francophone media.
English and Anglophones are portrayed as an evil threat to the existence of francophones, as well as immigrants and ethnics and let's not even bring up the demonization of Quebec Muslims.

At any rate I've been involved with politics since the ripe young age of ten or twelve when I helped put up signs for the then NDP candidate, Charles Taylor, who was running for the NDP in St. Laurent.

Since then I've grown to become an organizer and fund-raiser  on the federal, provincial and municipal level.
I shall nor divulge who I've worked for other than the federal Conservatives and the provincial Liberals, the others never contracted for that.

Most of whom of I worked for, hired me on a consultation basis and are entitled to confidentiality. Anybody who wishes to announce my implication in their campaign is free to do so, I am unashamed of any of the political work that I did.

Along the way, and for many years, I served as a Consular representative for Liberia in Quebec and an honorary Boy Scout Commissioner.
I am past-president of the St. John Ambulance foundation, charged with raising money and safeguarding the nest egg of that honourable organization.
For a couple of years, I served on a committee supporting the Canadian Armed Forces, that was charged with encouraging employers to treat part-time reservist employees with the utmost respect, giving them time off without penalty, while serving our country.

I've known the richest and most powerful politicians in Canada, as well as the less than reputable.
There was a time where I would and could drive my car onto Parliament Hill and park at the front door.

Those days are gone, just ask Thomas Mulcair who was cited for blowing by a security checkpoint a while back.

 As for my family, I am married to my college sweetheart, this for forty years. We met in the very first year of the existence of Vanier college in Ville St. Laurent,  back in the year God knows when.

We've got two children, a daughter who married an Anglo here in Montreal and has just given birth to my third grandchild, James.
My son David, is one of those famous McGill doctor graduates who has fled Quebec (according to the militant narrative), but the truth be told, could not secure a job anywhere in Quebec.

He is safely ensconced in Brooklyn, New York, where his talent is appreciated, and readers he is not the only Quebec doctor forced to flee, he is part of a huge expat community.

He and his lovely wife have two children, our grandchildren, who are growing up away from us here in Montreal, a fate suffered by so many Anglo parents in Quebec, where contact is reduced to family reunions and holidays.

That's it!
I'm not going to dwell on personality and now that you know who I am, I'd like to get back to blogging about what affects us all.
I really want our relationship to remain the same. I hope you'll still refer to me as EDITOR, I've gotten used to the moniker.

And so let's go in....

I'll start with a scoop.
I have it on impeccable authority that Michael Applebaum (the ex-mayor of Montreal) is allegedly dead to rights.
I've been told that he  is going to jail and this from insiders, who are in the know.

161 comments:

  1. I also have to confess something! I'm a ginger!

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  2. Nice to finally have a little background of who you are. Congrats on your 40 years of marriage, your children and grandchildren, and for putting this blog together.

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    1. Editor: What Roger says.

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    2. Actually, more should be said. You disclosed your name to me sometime ago on your "private" website. I didn't blow your cover out of courtesy and respect; furthermore, I imagined doing so would not have resulted in anything positive. Quite the contrary. I figured exposing you may have compromised the blog and your editorials.

      I like to think other contributors to this blog share my sentiments.

      I'm glad that you were able to, for lack of a better term, make Quebec "work for you". Then again, I imagine you were well into your 20s when the language nonsense started and already very established in your enterprises. I was still in high school when Bill 22 became law, and right from the get-go I saw the injustice of it, but at that point could not figure out exactly why, except that my mother tongue and background didn't fit this socio-political model. Bill 101 just tightened the screws even more, and hardened my resolve.

      I saw these laws as inimical, certainly for the minorities who were not of the majority's ilk. When the PQ was elected, I promise you and all your readers and contributors that I saw Quebec someday devolving into what it has now become. While René Lévesque was seen as the benevolent leader, he was supporting a stable of vengeful individuals, many of whom were in his cabinet that he couldn't stand. They absolutely didn't share his more logical vision of founding a separatist because Lévesque, to state the least, wasn't attempting to act as an exclusionist. Others in his cabinet and much of the membership was made of of rabid exclusionists, hence leaders, one after another, were constantly being thrown to the lions or under the bus.

      It was only later that I connected the injustice of the laws, at least to me individually, to the positive contributions my ancestors made. My ancestors and I never were the reviled WASPs for whom these language laws were targeting, but we were lumped together with them unjustifiably again because we weren't of the ilk of the majority.

      When I started feeling the injustices of Quebec's "new order", I wasn't even aware of the deleterious influences of the Roman Catholic church upon its flock, and it became obvious the more I read about the Quiet revolution, and thanks to editorialist Michel Gratton and his book French Canadians. He didn't speak English as a small child growing up in the Ottawa suburb of Vanier, and at the recommendation of the priest serving their parish ended up boarding at a Catholic school on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River in Papineauville.

      He wrote of the maltreatment he suffered not only at the hand of his peers, but of the school faculty as well. It was through that book I learned of la revanche des berceaux. He wrote of the French education system and the role of Paul-Émile Cardinal Léger with the utmost of scathing rebuke. Considering the joke of an education system and an upper clergy that was to be feared more than revered, what can I say?

      While the reviled WASPs were building Quebec, the majority was being led down a destructive path hence the Quebec we see today. I suppose a half century (since the Quiet Revolution) has not adequately shaken off the crap of the 200 years preceding the last 50 and what you see today is the result of this loathsome devolution.

      Editor, how my peers those a few years older than me, like you, managed to live within this framework is almost a marvel. Prior to leaving (29 years ago tomorrow, November 4th) I felt a feeling of ill-being.

      Thanks for creating this blog, and have a happy retirement with all your new grandchildren. Should my one son one day sire offspring, I hope I'm around to enjoy them as you enjoy yours.

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    3. Mr. S very well put, the hardliners have just replaces Roman Catholic Doctrine with the doctrine of "Laicité" the PQ hardliners (including the media) are nothing more than the priests of this new cult and as always the people are denied the truth. Incredible that when I talk to french public high school graduates, they know nothing of the world outside of Quebec and their English skills are poor. I recently worked with a young woman who refused to speak English and denied the existence of the rest of Canada. It's like they are creating a generation of child soldiers who will do and believe whatever they are told.

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  3. FROM ED
    Phil, you will always be EDITOR to me and I will address you that way. . Your personality has long ago settled in my mind that you are a personage that demands such respect. I remember one time after just receiving a private email from you I started to answer on the blog and had typed your name in the box. Fortunately my old brain woke up and changed iot but if I ever do it accidentally feel free to give me a kick in the ass on the blog. You told me a while back that you were going to reveal your identity but at the time I didn't think you would as I couldn't understand the reason for it. Anyway, in our battles for our homeland when the next election comes let me know if you need a writer or history researcher for interviews etc, I would do as I have in the past. and it would be free the same as you have done for all of us. Ed

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  4. FROM ED
    Mr.Sauga, I never heard of Michel Gratton but I disagree with his view of Cardinal Leger. Cardinal Leger always struck me as a kindly priest. I met him several times when I used to go to Bordeaux Jail on Sunday afternoons to play for the Salvation Army and Catholic Services. As an Anglican I played at my own Church in the morning. I remember once when he was questioning me about the Salvationists, he said, "There is no wrong Church. there is only one God and we praise him differently but love him the same." At the Second Vatican Council he led the reform against antisemitism in his work 'The Renewed Church'. As a Caradinal he lived in luxury here but left to live among and help the lepers of Cameroon. He was a refined gentle man who spoke impecable English and always was smiling as I recall. Ed

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    1. Ed: Do realize I was only conveying Mr. Gratton's view, and neither you nor I were subject to the tyranny of the Roman Catholic church. I never met Cardinal Léger unlike you, so I don't doubt what you have written. On the surface, most clergymen are very personable, but as we've learned over the last 20 years or so, there was more immoral behaviour happening on the other side of the confessional.

      Please realize I have nothing against followers, quite the contrary, for I pity them for having been led astray, as I wrote above, by deleterious influences within their church. Politics within the synagogue and some of the administrators at my Hebrew school did more to turn me off orthodox Judaism than my pestering grandmother who, when I was knee-high to a grasshopper endlessly said to me "Every Jewish boy should go to synagogue".

      My father had a dispute with one of the board members of our local synagogue over paying dues. He offered to pay his full dues, but over time and that wasn't good enough for the treasurer who wanted all the dues paid upfront, so my father quit the synagogue. Prior to that, I'm sure it was my grandmother who through my father pushed my brother and me to go to the synagogue every Saturday for the last hour of services (11am-noon). Sure as your born, pigs would fly before I'd wake up on a Saturday morning before 8am for the 8:45am start of services. I found it a frustrating experience because by the time I read one line of Hebrew, the congregation was on the next page!

      Our rabbi there was a very intelligent, very kindly individual, and we were lucky to have him at the helm for a good 35 years or so. My deal with respect to religion is don't coerce me, or you turn me off. It took the Québécois two centuries to shake off the awful coercion they endured, but unfortunately they were bottled up for so long they're still catching up to the real world...well...sort of.

      Finally, I would like to commend you for your noble commitments to the community.

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  5. Dear EDITOR,
    I've been following your blog for about six months now and just wanted to congratulate you on the wonderful and invaluable job you're doing shining the klieg light on the separatist movement and their nefarious methods. I have been active on and off in denouncing and standing up against these dangerous, well-educated thugs, because that's all they are at their core. It doesn't take much to discern that many of them are proficient in dictatorial and totalitarian methods learned from the infamous "masters" of history. What's sickening is that they do it so deviously and blatantly as those of us who can see their true colours can attest. It's unfortunate that their supporters, the clueless masses of the regions, don't even realize that they are being trapped and exploited by their own leaders. We all know what I'm referring to. Anyway, I'm speaking to the converted as usual. This blog should be in French if it isn't already so it acts as a counter-weight to the PQ's pathological revisionist history propaganda and lying. Thanks and I'll try to listen in on Monday!
    One last thing, please don't just use "Anglos" to describe Montrealers (I am not using "Quebecer" because it does not represent who we are) who are being oppressed by these criminals and whose children were and are forced to leave. Their are many with Italian, Greek and other ethnic group family names who belong to the diaspora and who have also suffered along with Anglos for decades.

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    1. "...the PQ's pathological revisionist history propaganda and lying."

      do you have examples of this, or is this statement dogmatic?

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    2. FROM ED
      Vince, Anglo refers to the language, not the people. It doesn't stand for Anglo saxon. it stands for the language that you and I and the Greek, Italian and other groups you mention are all using. We have to say anglo, it's the language that's being attacked. When we say Anglo we are refering to the language and the people using it. . Ed

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  6. Phil,

    I wish you the best with coming out. Personally, I had a feeling this was coming as things had changed on the blog in the past couple of weeks.

    Naturally, I worry a bit about you as the seppies here have shown us that they have no bones about going after those who don't share their points of view. Student's been linked to the Jeune Patriotes and those guys can be a real headache.

    Either way, I'm very happy to have you as the EDITOR of this blog and I'll keep looking forward to more of your posts.

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    1. @anonymous coward

      "Student's been linked to the Jeune Patriotes and those guys can be a real headache."

      even if that was true, why would it be wrong?

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    2. @Spoiled Little Girl

      The Jeunes Patriotes are known for being violent and anti-democratic.

      Hell, who can trust a group who attacked, of all things, their own?

      Back in 2010 or 2011, the PQ ejected one of their guys and held a byelection to fill his seat. The JPs showed up in support of the ejected guy and soon enough they started brawling with the PQ staffers.

      Seppies beating up seppies.

      Never trust cannibals.

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    3. @student
      "even if that WERE true" (conditional mood)... I know how much you've been enjoying improving your English even more since you first started hanging around this blog... right, mate? As I recall, when you started, you initially didn’t even realise that “policing” could be a verb… so just a FYI. You’re welcome.

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    4. @The Cat

      She also didn't know what a "circle jerk" is.

      Or at least, she didn't know the term. ;-)

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    5. Or so she claimed... one never really knows the boundaries with such "matey" fellows...

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    6. @the cat

      friendly reminder: grammar freaks are forbidden on this blog.

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    7. @sylvain raciste

      no, no. it was a serious question. can you try again without the trashtalk? or just let anonymous coward answer if you're not comfortable with civility.

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    8. @Cat

      You gotta love her typical seppie character.

      The rules are great when they apply to seppies. She breaks every other rule on this blog, but hey that's ok in the land of the perennial victim, isn't it?

      And then they wonder why everyone pisses on them in laughter.

      Hahahahahahaha!: http://youtu.be/by7xBZXMp6Y

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    9. @sylvain raciste

      "She breaks every other rule on this blog..."

      can you give examples of rules i have broken in the past mate?

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    10. You know what they are my little jedi troll.

      For example, you use a method taught to you by your superiors of insulting other commentors here without directly insulting them (which is against the Editor's rules).

      My point, don't even think of asking the Editor for sympathy or assistance - he has no incentive to protect you and you deserve whatever we have in store for you ( and you know what I'm talking about my little JP shill).

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    11. @sylvain raciste

      "You know what they are my little jedi troll."

      no i don't. do you have examples?

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    12. @Sylvain R.

      "For example, you use a method taught to you by your superiors of insulting other commentors here without directly insulting them (which is against the Editor's rules)."

      The other..amateurish thing she does, is to comment by incessantly asking useless questions. A rather tied strategy, and primarily a stupid one if you think about it. To continuously ask random questions only provides others with the opportunity to go just about anywhere they want with their answers and thus turning the responses around and making her look bad. It's a little like a soccer goalie facing a penalty shot. The net is wide open and the shot can be directed just about anywhere, AND some... are just born Strikers!!! LOL

      Thanks bud.

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  7. @Editor

    You are indeed brave! As Anon C. has indicated, these pathetic individuals have absolutely no shame or qualms about exhibiting their hate and resentment. Personally, I think remaining anonymous would have provided greater leverage to beat them silly, but I am quite sure you have other reasons as well for doing this. In any event Thank you Sir for providing our community with the opportunity to express how we really feel about Quebec's reality.

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  8. @Editor: Thank you so much for all the invaluable hard work you do on this blog and it is so appreciated by those of us that are shut out of communicating with others that are in similar circumstances in this province. So few outlets for us to speak our minds that this blog, even though I found it accidently, has assisted us to express our feelings without recrimination (and no one cares what the trolls have to say).

    There are so many separatist sites that are sponsored by government funding but no money is spent by any government to fight back against these separatist language/culture zealots, that blogs like this are a necessity for our communities to at least be able fend off some of the blows that they cast against us, just about on a daily basis. I sincerely hope that "outing" yourself causes you no hardship; I worry about that when I read comments on Vigile.net and the IF website - they are so extreme that they sound threatening even though I have no knowledge of anything physical taking place by these groups as yet. Still scary and I'm sure you're more than capable of handling yourself but remember: We need you much more than you need us! Take care and I will certainly try to catch the show on CJAD! I always look forward to reading your comments every time you publish and will continue to watch for them.

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  9. "Doing what I do best..talking!"

    Comme la plupart de vos "admirateurs" ;)

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    1. Stop pouting s.r. LOL

      PTI, talking is a very powerful vehicle. It does have YOU captivated 24/7 on this blog. LOLOLOLOLOL..:)

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    2. "talking is a very powerful vehicle"

      Pas toujours...

      Pourquoi ai-je l'impression que c'est l'inverse qui se produit pour les angryphones de notre province?Pourquoi plus vous gueulez,plus vous êtes antipathiques aux yeux (et aux oreilles) des Québécois?

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    3. Stop me if you've heard frangryphones talking about this: "Vive le Quebec libre."

      End result = 40 years of empty, fruitless talk. :-)

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    4. Well s.r, that's a question (the second one specifically), for you to answer, but I think you screwed up when you wrote...."québécois", what you probably meant to write was "pur-laines" ..lol. FYI, we are ALL Québécois.

      Here's the thing, I find the people on IF insufferable, "antipathiques" if you like. I find them reprehensible to such an extend they make me ill to my very being, THEREFORE, I do not hang out on that blog, nor occasionally even visit. (mostly, I think they are as relevant as women's tits to a gay guy). The point is, I don't hang out with people I don't like and consider pond scum. If we are so insufferable to you, then...don't hang out here...makes sense? By continuing to do so, you are proving my point: The troll brain is a dead brain.

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    5. "End result"= 1/2 million d'anglos qui sont retounés au canada...C'est pas rien et ça continue :)

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    6. Errr...they're already in Canada...hello?

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    7. Tell me another place in North America AnecTOTE that brags, literally brags, about how many citizens they lose to other places? God they are so mental!

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    8. Les "mentals" peggy sont les anglos qui demeurent dans un État qu'ils détestent.

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    9. Lol says the separatist, move if you don't like Canada, I wouldn't want you to live in a country you detest, and we all know separation isn't actually ever going to happen, 40 years later and two referendums, what a pipe dream. ;)

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    10. @thatguy

      With Coderre being ushered in as new Mayor for Montreal, an individual not fond of the separatist cause apparently, it will be interesting to see how much head-butting there will be between him and popo...lol

      And sr....what he said !!!...If you don't like Canada...MOVE !!

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    11. It’s always amazing to see how much S.R hates Quebec. Worry not, however… there are too many of us real Quebecers who love Quebec so much that we refuse to see it abused by his ilk, the type of people who are so willing to drive it into the ground in the name of franco-supremacism… or anglophobia, take your pick.

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    12. Pourquoi déménager?...J'adore le Québec!

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    13. AnecTOTE,

      Dont; worry, now that he's elected he can backtrack on supporting anglo's and go back to the status quo.

      That's the history of the provincial Liberals and his background.

      This is where he "reflects" and decides that Montreal needs a language minister to that is "less destructive" then the PQ one. So he will create a language post telling us it's better he did it then the PQ.

      Lets see if he can get outside the usual Liberal operating methods. All his old associates just votes unanimously for bill 99. It's not like principles or values are something that count for his ex-coworkers.

      Based on the 100% complete infiltration of fraud and corruption into Montreal at all levels, we need to be cogniscent that there are still scammers and fraud artists hiding in his party.

      It would be a major mistake for Montrealers to think that newely voted in people cannot already be corrupt or easily corrupted by the mafia showing up with bags of cash at their houses this morning.

      The system hasn;t changed at all. Only a few of the actors.

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    14. @cebeuq

      Agreed, but then this could be said for any of the other parties, had they won, except of course for Melanie J. perhaps.

      I have to say, I am not incredibly optimistic, but to be fair, I would not have been, regardless of who got the job. All anyone can expect right now, is that this guy takes care of the immediate problems, those are the priority, and doesn't get too overwhelmed with EVERYTHING that is wrong.

      Once he gets going, he needs to implement transparency measures ASAP, if we r even going to begin tackling the corruption problem.

      Also, I have a question, regarding Gerald Tremblay. Shouldn't charges be brought up against him for total and complete negligence in administering his Office?

      The entire thing happened under his watch, why hasn't this been brought up or even mentioned? It's like he stole into the night (no pun intended, lol), never to be seen or heard of again. As far as I'm concerned, he should be at the front of the line, headed for the big house. Whatever happened, happened under his watch and it is just not good enough to say, "I didn't know"...especially when, YOU ARE ELECTED AND PAID ....TO KNOW.

      Am I the only one who feels this way?

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    15. Voilà la triste réalité de Montréal..."Open city"

      Les grumeaux

      http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/montreal/391752/les-grumeaux

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      Anectote, i understand your feelings about gerald Ttremblay. I think he was probably scared. Didn't want to know what was going on. The same reason it took Charest so long to call an investigation. He remembered that Mayor Drapeaus home was bombed for thhreatening to speaki out. Once he had Duscheneau on his side he went ahead with it. Ed

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    17. @ed

      you think charest was "scared and didn't want to know what was going on"? what is it that was going on ed?

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    18. @Ed
      Can't say they'd be unfounded fears in this province, when people are being threatened for even running for mayor office jobs or union head jobs.

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  10. Don't forget that the opposite also happens to the francophones with daily quebec bashing in the anglo media:
    "English and Anglophones are portrayed as an evil threat to the existence of francophones,"

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    1. From Ann
      If the Quebec government and the separatists did not treat anglophones and allophones with such disrespect and hatred, if Quebec didn't throw its money away on language laws and corruption, I suspect there would be very little "Quebec bashing".

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    2. Le Québec bashing n'est pas un phénomène récent,les médias sociaux,oui.

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    3. "Le Québec bashing n'est pas un phénomène récent,les médias sociaux,oui."

      Agreed - the rise of social media has indeed increased the amount of Anglo-bashing from frangryphones.

      Before the Internet, we only got a taste of separatist racism on the occasional episode of 60 Minutes.

      Now their hatred of anything non- "pur laine" is on display 24/7.

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    4. The list of reasons for "quebec bashing" is so long and diversified that one wouldn't know where to start. Ann is off to a good start: Stop taking your hatred of everything Canadian out on the minorities that are unfortunate enough to reside within the borders of quebec and demand that your politicians stop robbing everyone that pays taxes. The fact that you do this shows you are weak-minded, vindictive, hateful, and insular to the point of being ridiculous. The fact that you were born here, as many of us, does not make you the "superior" race that you purport to be. This province belongs to all of us, is not yours exclusively, and the land belongs to all of Canada not quebec alone. The fact that quebec has to receive money from the ROC, proves that the province has been bought and paid for through the hard work and diligence of all of the citizens of Canada, not quebec alone! Stealing anything through a "vote" is still stealing no matter how you slice it.

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    5. FROM ED
      Don't let the separatists suck you in when they accuse us of Quebec bashing. We are not Quebec bashing, that is their expression. We are Parti Quebecois bashing. Anglos don't bash Quebec, we show respect for our homeland.
      We bash separatists and most of us will admit we'd like to have tjhem close enough to bash. By that I mean listening of course. (ahem) As for French Quebecers in general, I think of the words Jesus said, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do. Francophones are good, well meaning people doing what they've been told is right. Ed

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    6. When you stop bashing Canada, (for no reason), we'll stop basing quebec (even though there is every reason), deal?

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    7. FROM ED
      Anonymous, let's get this straight, the English are not Quebec bashing. We are bashing the PQ government. They are not Quebec. Quebec bashing is a term invoked by the separatist trolls. We do not put down our homeland, only the lousy government. Ed

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    8. @ed & @anectote & @cutie003

      why would you bash anyone anyways? it's quite surreal to read your little round about the merits of "bashing". no good will ever come out of it. may i suggest debating?

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    9. @Cutie,

      Should you opt to respond to pinstripes, (never has she worn it better), lol, would you do me the kind favor of conveying to the troll, that we're simply stating, in such a case where seppies insist on bashing the hand that feeds them, ergo: Canada, that they can't expect others not to return the favor when it comes to quebec, ...WHOM, at its Finest, introduces the charter of no values, thus provoking the sort of racially charged outbursts we just witnessed in that Tim Hortons, video provided courtesy of the other blog troll.

      Much obliged Cutie, you're the best!

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    10. @anectote

      ok so you bash quebec's separatists in reaction to what you perceive as bashing against beautiful canada. here's a tough one for you, i don't think you'll do yourself much favor if you choose to show up: since when does it make sense to accuse someone of a shitty behavior and concurently indulge in said shitty behavior?

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    11. @Cutie,

      Oh my, here I'm speaking in the third person and the troll is taking it personally. Can you just do me one last favor please, my dear, and advise her that if she wishes to debate, as she states, then she can't make this personal and about her.
      It's kinda the fundamentals, when it comes to debating. She needs to get up to speed before shooting her little mouth off on a blog for grown-ups.

      Again...thanks my sweet cutes..(wink)

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    12. I won't bother answering the troll AnecTOTE - I really do try not to let them get under my skin with their stupidity - Wanted to watch the video but Youtube has removed it - although I really don't get why stuff like this should come as any surprise to them; they continually ask for trouble to break out with their backward, crazy, divisive laws on language and religion which are very personal matters to most people. When a government sticks their nose into the personal lives of their citizens and pits them against one another, they can expect backlash and plenty of it. All this in the name of separation from what is undeniably one of the best countries in the world. The rest of the world has no idea what all this is about because the francophones are in no way oppressed by anyone in the ROC. They look like they are idiots to the free world and deserve every bit of the problems that will plague them for a hundred years should they ever leave Canada.

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    13. "All this in the name of separation from what is undeniably one of the best countries in the world."

      Canada amont top seven nations for living well

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    14. "since when does it make sense to accuse someone of a shitty behavior and concurently indulge in said shitty behavior?"

      You mean like complaining about the lack of French in the rest of the country while purposefully removing services in English here? Or how about decrying the the historical treatment of the French minority and then passing laws that discriminate against minorities? I agree, Quebec really needs to get it's act together.

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    15. @thatguy

      no. i gave the case in point in my comment at 9:43: decrying bashing but doing it nonetheless. like anectote does.

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    16. Ah, so in your book it's only bad to be a hypocrite when it comes to bashing, well that makes a lot of things about you make more sense.

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    17. @thatguy,

      I love the fact that I give her no peace...have u noticed? LOLOLOLOLOL

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  11. You should had stayed anonymous. I was imaging a young and sexy fleshing blogger, not a man that could be my father... or grandpa! But what is age anyway? I will one day get as old as you I guess. And anyway, don't worry I will always keep an eyes on your blog because when it come to the massive population of Quebeckers you always and always, over and over again, under evaluate their degree of stupidity. At least, you know New Brunswick, you can console yourself. Something better exist. Don't cry over the lost of your anonymity over the Web because it's now unfortunately too late buddy!

    But on the other hand, you have everything it take to become a journalist or something of influence to shake the dead brain of those Quebeckers. Maybe you'll look sexier live on TV, who knows.

    Good luck, stay safe and always carry a gun in your back jeans pocket.

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  12. Good for you dad. Keep up the great work. Don't let anyone deter you.

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  13. Canadian Imam Says Women Should Get Husband’s Permission Before Speaking

    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/canadian-imam-says-women-should-get-husbands-permission-before-speaking/

    Enfin...Une affirmation qui a du sens

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  14. FROM ED
    As a septuagenarian I can advise you to keep your body exercised. I don't mean by a Priest, in a gym. When you get old it pays to have strong muscles so you'll develop less paches and ains, I mean ains and paches later on.. You'll find they come naturally. There's a song we used to sing as kids it goes "I've got a headache, a backache and a bellyache; a pain in my right side and a pimple on my nose. The music for it is actually the army's bugle call for sick parade. You'll probably recognize the melody , it goes like this da da da da da da da da, da da da da da da da da da da da da da da. Ed

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  15. "I was born here in Quebec to immigrant parents and attended English school in the PSBGM, an acronym that only true Anglo Montrealers understand."

    And what is your point?....the Anglo community today is more than what you define as "true Anglo Montrealers", I am not one of those, yet English is my first language, even if I am also totally fluent in French (thanks to my Belgian mother) and Spanish (thanks to having lived for many years in South America) and I use those three languages in my daily life, the Anglo community in Montreal includes people who were born here and those who were not, people arrived from all the corners of the world who have one thing in common: speaking English and using that language in their daily lives. "True" and "fake" Anglo Montrealers are equally affected by the OQLF and to fight the PQ and the absurd language policies of this provinces everybody´s support is needed, whether true Anglo Montrealer or a fake one....not to mention that the fake Anglo Montrealers are becoming the majority since the true ones have left the province, I like your blog and I read it regularly, but you are starting to replicate the same exclusive attitude of the "quebecois de souche", who only consider a quebecois only those who speak French as first language, have a rancid French last name and are blond and blue eyed....be careful or you´ll end up becoming the very thing you dislike the most

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    1. Bernard it was a joke, like saying a true Canadian is someone who has had sex in a canoe, I've never done so, but I wouldn't think anyone who says that is actually insinuating I'm not a true Canadian.

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    2. Really, thatguy? 'Cause the rest of us have =P

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    3. The bottom of them are just so uncomfortable! :P

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    4. FROM ED
      Since parasailing has become popular, having sex in a canoe has ben seriously curtailed. The sound of someone above you yelling, "Hey bottoms up." destroys the privacy, causing a softening of the mood. The first time I heard it I thought it was God yelling at me I stood to attention leaving the aerialist above snapping photos of the lady. When my wife saw them she was very disapproving. Ed

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  16. http://www.lapresse.ca/debats/votre-opinion/201311/01/01-4706325-inutile-et-dangereux.php

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    1. Could you translate this for me?

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    2. I use Google translate myself John. Try it out - you get the gist of it.

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  17. The Editor writes:

    "The idea that the children of an American or British immigrant families must attend French school and that they will somehow adopt French as their culture is deluded fanaticism and fantasy that is disrespectful to the anglo community as well as good sense."

    Editor, if you are choosing the most outrageous parts of the language law as representative of what you don't like about it, why didn't you express outrage for the fact that over 90% of the populace does not have access to freedom of choice (as most native-born anglos do)? Why just limit your outrage to s. 23.1.a individuals, such as children of English-speaking Americans or Brits?

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    1. FROM ED
      Tony, the EDITOR has often spoken for the French kids not having their choice of schools. He has attacked the PQ often for suppresing French parents wanting to get their kids into english school. Actually at the moment we both have exactly the same freedom of choice. French kids are alowed to go to English school and English kids are not allowed to go to French school. To say that native born Anglos have more choice is bullshit. As usual with you Tony, I find myself asking what the hell are you on about?. Ed

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    2. Actually, Ed, the PQ is not all to be attacked. Your precious PLQ has done very, very little to help the cause, but the biggest culprits of all are the judges on the Supreme Court of Canada who upheld it's within the Constitution to force Francophone kids to go to French schools for the sake "of protecting" the French language, as if protecting a language spoken by over six million people in one political jurisdiction is necessary. What crap!

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    3. Sauga, my friend, have you been hanging around Rob Ford again and has he been sharing his favourite substance with you? The PQ has always been against having francophones choosing to go to anglophone schools. In fact they wanted to institute changes to disallow francophones or allophones from going to English CEGEPS recently but the PLQ (and others) raised a big stink about it so the PQ had to back down. I agree with you however that protecting a language spoken by over six million people in one political jurisdiction in completely unnecessary.

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      Nice try Sauga but you know as well as I do tht the PQ tried to stop French kids fron going to Engkish CEGEPS and it was the Liba Caq that stopped them. Probably because they wanted their kids to go there. Ed
      UIn my post at 10}55 it should say NOT allowed to go...... Ed..

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    5. RR: I have never met Mr. Ford in the flesh (and boy, is there a lot of that!) I have seen the mayor of my city, now 93 years old (born in Port Daniel in the Gaspé peninsula), has all the wrinkles of an English Bulldog, kinda looks like one, but she has been our mayor for 35 consecutive years, and still has all her marbles if not her looks. I'd love to have a beer with her, two tops, but my lady may become jealous!

      So far Rob Ford is known to have one too many, but I don't know about other substances. The Chief of Police claims he has other evidence, but it's up to the courts to release the video for public viewing, and what's to say it's not flour, icing sugar or artificial sweetener? CEGEP and university, unlike elementary and high school to age 16, are not obligatory, so bonne chance to the PQ attempting to impose their language b.s. on adults, not that they wouldn't try.

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    6. Ah good old "Hurricane" Hazel McCallion. I believe she has kept the books balanced in your municipality for over 20 years. I saw her on Rick Mercer's show once. She seems like a no holds barred kind of woman. I researched her a bit. It seems that she blasted politician of all parties about some gas plant project. Good job. Seems like she works for her constituents. I think alot of politician can learn from her.

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    7. @Sauga

      I'm sure Conservative Rob Ford has been smoking up icing sugar (I doubt it would be no calorie artifical sweetener) but he has just admitted to "trying crack" one time. If you believe the one time part, I have some swamp land to sell you.

      http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Toronto+Mayor+Ford+admits+smoked+crack+cocaine/9127397/story.html

      Also for a good analysis of the situation, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WV7YtmHEuw

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  18. Congrats Denis Coderre on the win! I am glad to see that the person with the most political experience won. We need an experienced leader to deal with the PQ in Quebec so that they don't destroy this city's economy more than they already have.

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    1. Yes, RR, DC is going to charge like the cavalry and drive the PQ, the well underworked and overpaid lazy asses who collect a paycheque outta Montreal. Hope you catch a pic of the pigs that fly by over you before Corderre saves the day!

      You're right about his political experience, and he'll know how to siphon the public purse better than anybody else. Nothing takes the place of experience. The city will need an ever increasing supply of money to pay the fat pensions paid to the lazy sewer cleaners and pothole patchers who quit at 50 to get their gold-plated pensions fully indexed to the cost of living while taking other jobs to double dip and deprive people who need one job to pay their bills.

      The sunshine blows out of DC's ass. Right, RR?

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  19. LordDorchester

    Admirable move Phil. I hope this won't lighten the weight of your pen. Don't change your writing style please. I'll be listening to your interview on CJAD.

    Cheers!

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  20. From

    http://www.cjad.com/cjad-news/2013/11/03/denis-coderre-cruises-to-victory-in-montreal

    "Michel Brule, the candidate running on a pro-French, anti-corruption platform, barely registers at 1.4%."

    This highlights the problem with Quebec and the voting districts. 1.4% of Montreal think like the retarded trolls on this board and the PQ in general.

    1.4% votes for the language crazy in Montreal yet Montreal is in a "language crisis" and has the OLQF. The seppie manipulation of democracy seem seem to shine through awful bright at certain times.

    It's the losers in the hinterland with no teeth that stack the deck so the PQ can destroy the province.

    On a side note people should maybe print their own "Pas de Chiens Ou des Anglophones" and start putting them around Montreal. Make it look like a parking sign etc. Not a web advertisement.

    Perfect for parks, arena, SAQ, SAAQ, city buildings, rude companies etc.

    People won;t know if it's a real sign or not.

    The fact it might advertise the struggle of non pure laine rights is the main thing. That it also happens to go to this blog is also good.

    There are lots of online label places where you can order a few hundred custom labels for under $20.

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    1. LD
      Another positive from last night besides the pathetic defeat with only 1.4% of the vote for that cretinous scoundrel Michel Brûlé (http://youtu.be/by7xBZXMp6Y) is that the wicked witch of the East and massively indebted Louise Harel got turfed by a granola crunching mom/cyclist from Projet Montreal. I wonder if her friends in the PQ will recycle her career? I hear there is a job opening in New York for a wanna-be ambassador.

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    2. Louise Harel - lol - I can't think of two people who deserved it more! May their careers rest in peace and good riddance!

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    3. I think her career is the last thing on Mme Harel's mind Cutie, she has to pay back a carload of moulaaaaaaa LOLOLOLOLOL

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    4. @cebeuq

      How about the Flyer's say:

      Montreal-City-State: Dogs and Anglos Allowed !!!!

      lol

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    5. Brings me such great pleasure to see Harel finally biting the dust.

      As for the New York appointment, one of the prerequisites is the ability to speak French, something that Harel never bothered to do.

      In regards to Brule, let this be a lesson to what is easily one of Quebec's worst ambassadors of stone-aged thinking - your extremism has been largely rejected. Oh, and for those of you skipped it, Lord Dorchester published this link to Michel Brule's "works":

      http://youtu.be/by7xBZXMp6Y

      Folks, I wish I could tell you this is a joke. I almost feel sorry for him.

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    6. That video is just terrible. All the money that the PQ throw at SR and his idiot friends to make art for the PQ and this is the best they can manage?

      Terrible production values. A child in Silicon Valley that speaks english, and can use a Mac computer can do a better job then this seppie "production company".

      The songwrite really poured his heart out into that! Ha, aweful crap.

      Seppie artists forever living in boxes with their hands out. PQ should be ashamed their govt sponsored art is so bad.

      Terrible melting pot of sounds and ideas that video. Typical of seppie culture all melted together with others.

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    7. Louis Harel is an idiot.

      She knew all the baggage she had, she knew her lack of English, yet she run in Ville-Marie? She should have run in Rosemont-La Petite Patrie, RdP-PaT or Mercier-HoMa.

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    8. http://youtu.be/by7xBZXMp6Y

      Omgggggggg WHAT WAS THAT???????

      There's 3 minutes of my life I'll never get back...ikk...
      Not to mention, certain things...you can't.... un-see.

      Whatever point he's trying to make, it's a little hypocritical especially with the cheap bimbos, in short shorts, in the background, being totally exploited.


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    9. Ces femmes sont libres...Ça vous trouble?

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    10. Ah s.r., you seemed pissed cause I made a damn good point and YOU got nothin'. Lol

      But yes, I guess they are completely free to be exploited. LOL.

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    11. Exploitées par la pub ou par un groupe religieux...Au moins elles semblent éprouver du plaisir :)

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    12. Now now s.r, let's not confuse things.

      It is totally obvious, in that ad, women's sexuality is being exploited. (And, yes, those girls are within their 'airhead' Right to do as they please). Perhaps the bald schmuck singing in the video is trying to distract everyone with Hooter-waitress-wannabe-types so no one will notice what utter trash (lol, pun completelyyyyy intended), he's advertising. LOL LOL

      BUT your statement about religious groups ....that's an opinion, and it's YOUR opinion.

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    13. "Hooter-waitress-wannabe-types" "Junk food" "Bad taste" "CNN",etc. = ?

      Allez!Prouvez-moi que que vous n'avez pas une "airhead" :)



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    14. I don't need to prove anything to you my dear, what matters, and what counts, is that I know I'm not one...savvy?

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    15. @Anonymous Coward "As for the New York appointment, one of the prerequisites is the ability to speak French, something that Harel never bothered to do."

      ????????????????????????????????

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    16. @AnecTOTE : Don't you know that laughing at your jokes isn't well perceived on the Internet?

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    17. Ask me if I care. Lololololololololololololololol

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    18. @ Troll Tremblay,

      Anon. Coward probably meant to say that one of the prerequisites for a New York appointment was the ability to speak English.

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  21. This reminds of when The Gazette’s long-term Fine Dining restaurant critic, Lesley Chesterman (who herself took over from her own very-long term predecessor, the very-well known and celebrated Helen Rochester), finally convinced her editors earlier this year to forego the ubiquitous restaurant reviewer’s anonymity in the age of social media. So for those of us restaurant followers who don’t know yet, this is what Lesley Chesterman actually looks like, sitting down for a chat with long-time CTV anchor Mutsumi Takahashi (who herself joined long-term former anchor Bill Haugland, who himself replaced 1970s “Pulse News” anchor Andrew Marquis… and yes, this is a trivia test of those of us who consider ourselves true long-term anglo-Montrealers!)

    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=916259&playlistId=1.1260407&binId=1.815249&playlistPageNum=1

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    1. PS: For old times’ sake, here’s an image of Andrew Marquis with a young Don McGowan (weather) and Ron Reusch (sports) on the set of Montreal’s “Pulse News” back in the analog mid-70s when the studios were located on Ogilvie Avenue. I remember as a kid how the International Weather temperatures used to be velcro’ed onto a drum that was then slowly rotated in order to “scroll” before the camera… oh boy! How did we ever manage to live before computers!?!

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    2. If we're reminiscing about Pulse News, don't forget newscasters Dean Kaye and Art Leonard from the 1960s.

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  22. "Willa Montague

    This group has some of the nastiest most unhappy paranoid people I have ever witnessed on facebook--SO depressing--I am out of here--WHO CARES if someone at Canadian Tire greets you with Oui Bonjour--sounds good to me!! and I am born and raised in Quebec and an anglophone--what the French have done here is true democracy--get over it and learn French or leave the province...."

    Ça c'est un vrai Québécois...Bienvenu mon frère

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    1. With a last name like "montague", they can claim they are Anglo all they want, obviously the francophone in them that prevails...pauhhhleeeeseeee.

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    2. @anectote

      don't you think it's ok if you are greeted with oui bonjour in a quebec province canadian tire?

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    3. @AnecTOTE : Obviously if your name doesn't sound English enough, you are not part of us

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    4. "@AnecTOTE : Obviously if your name doesn't sound English enough, you are not part of us"

      You meant to say French, LOLOLOLOLOL. Yes we know, you keep attempting to convert people's name by arbitrarily sticking accents on vowels where they don't belong. An Italian friend of mine had to make a personal appearance at one of those offices that handle correcting the information that appears on your voter card, prior to the election. They screwed up her name. LololololLolololol

      As for me, no worries, lately when traveling, I pretty much deny I'm from here. Lol. Smiles...

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    5. @troll tremblay

      in my opinion anectote rejects montague not because of his name but because he's not a freak. and because it would look silly to admit this she came up with the french sounding name joke. the real question here is why does anectote worry about looking silly?!?

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    6. Strange that only montague's comment was put on here. Why don't you put up all the rebuffs she got for her stupidity of not understanding what the whole movement on "rights and freedoms" is all about? Any lamebrain can comment when she doesn't understand the basics of what she's commenting on.

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    7. @cutie003

      "Why don't you put up all the rebuffs she got..."

      err. no i think it's better if s.r just posts a comment he likes. posting all the crap from a facebook page would turn this blog into a dump. is this what you'd like cutie003?

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    8. That's what he's doing anyway, why bother posting any garbage from a random person's facebook page? Simple answer just to post more pointless waste.

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  23. Parti Quebecois Corruption Scandal:

    http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politique-quebecoise/201311/03/01-4706722-des-rencontres-privees-entre-marois-et-arsenault-questionnees.php

    Ahhh, poor little seppie trolls. What's that thing they keep saying about the Liberals all the time?

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    1. Ah Pauline and her husband getting dragged in. Of course they are totally clean. Of course Pauline mansion she just sold in the west island wasn;t built by construction contractors on the side.

      When the PQ and it's criminal arm the FTQ are involved. Corruption is guarenteed.

      If seppies had any morals or credibility they would throw Pauline out for her husband being at the FTQ and pushing jobs to Accurso for so many years.

      She set her husbands salary while he was at the FTQ. Absolutely no conflict of interest.

      Of course the problem might be the francophone Quebecer lack of understanding of exactly what a conflict of interest is. After that we will have to explain fraud and stealing also.

      At Charbonneau we see that nobody knows what a conflict of interest is. They are all as used to lying as breathing.

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    2. It's funny. Scam artist Michel Arsenault, head of the FTQ just announced TODAY that he is resigning after last week saying he wanted to seek another 3 year term as head of the union. He is also resigning from the Fonds de Solidarite.

      His name came out at the Charbonneau Commission. He had private meetings with Marois in 2008/2009 and gave money to Marois husband. The PQ and FTQ are as dirty as they come in Quebec. Shame on them!

      http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Quebec+highest+profile+labour+leader+abruptly+reverses/9124387/story.html

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    3. I'd like my popcorn no butter no salt please.
      Merci
      LOL

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  24. Nous prévoyons un exode massif des Montréalais vers le 450...

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  25. Sylvain Raciste,

    It would appear that you think that the PQ corruption scandals are more important to Quebec than S.R’s tedious, not to say tiresome, deflections are about about reality.

    I can’t state for a fact whether the Editor has ever referenced it, but his blog’s title evidently refers to the 1930s song “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” by Noël Coward (which implies “Rule, Britannia, Britannia rule the waves!”... which in turn sends our separatist brethren into utter apoplexy… which is always jolly good fun! Right, mate?).

    In any event, this is something which actual Englishmen, let alone lesser mortals such as us (joking!!) would very likely have tremendous difficulty in following Noël Coward’s lead… and so, for good measure, here is the 1931 original song which few so-called “Anglo-Saxons” (never mind Quebec separatists) can follow:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2YvYiWtovM

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    1. The reason for the title of this blog

      http://nodogsoranglophones.blogspot.ca/2011/06/no-dogs-and-chinese-allowed.html

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      Cat, Coward's song, Mad Dogs and Englishmen was probably the first rap song ever created. It's clipped short sentence style was typical Of Noel whose mother was deaf. he learned to talk that way.
      He was a genuis composer and his words and music blended together beautifully. When I play, "I'll See You Again."
      I dwell on every chord change each has a beauty that seems to warm and relax me. He understood very well the feelings of those left behind in wartime and seemed to reach out to them, the ones of whom Churchill said, "They also serve who only sit and wait." referring to the Mohers and Wives who had sent what meant most to them. Great men never lost touch with the average person.
      I don't however, see any connection between Coward's work and No Dogs. Ed

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  26. Coderre a déjà des entrées à Québec

    Denis Coderre a beau avoir été l'organisateur de Jean Chrétien pour le Québec et avoir joué plus souvent qu'à son tour le «goon» du camp fédéraliste, à Québec, le gouvernement Marois va mettre le compteur à zéro et faire table rase des anciens différends.

    Comme politicien fédéral, Coderre n'avait guère d'atomes crochus avec le Parti québécois. Soit, il avait flirté avec le camp du Oui en 1980 et vaguement milité dans la circonscription de Jacques-Yvan Morin

    Hoho!

    http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/elections-municipales-2013/201311/03/01-4706762-coderre-a-deja-des-entrees-a-quebec.php

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  27. À propos de Johnny Christian et puisque la tradition l'exige...

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

    Quoi?!?

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  28. Hey folks, just a quick reminder of the interview, which will be coming up soon: http://player.cjad.com/

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    1. The interview can be found here for anyone that missed it:

      http://www.cjad.com/blog/BarryMorganShow/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10609632

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  29. Whether Canada ends up as o­ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion… And whether Canada ends up with o­ne national government or two governments or ten governments, the Canadian people will require less government no matter what the constitutional status or arrangement of any future country may be.

    • Speech to the Colin Brown Memorial Dinner, National Citizens Coalition, 1994

    If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away… This is o­ne more reason why Westerners, but Albertans in particular, need to think hard about their future in this country. After sober reflection, Albertans should decide that it is time to seek a new relationship with Canada. …Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it. It is to take the bricks and begin building another home – a stronger and much more autonomous Alberta. It is time to look at Quebec and to learn. What Albertans should take from this example is to become “maitres chez nous".

    • National Post, December 8, 2000

    -Stephen Harper

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    1. The huge ...MONUMENTAL difference between Alberta and Quebec is that they are rich an you are poor. LOL

      Because THEY ARE RICH...They can call the shots and you can't. It may even be argued that Canada needs Alberta more than Alberta needs Canada. AND as much as it pains you, Quebec needs Canada, ...at least, it needs Canada's money. And this cannot be denied.

      So please, do yourselves a favor, and shut the f...up, cause you all have to hope and pray Alberta doesn't decide to break away, when in fact, they're more likely to achieve Independence sooner then you bozos ever will, after 40 yrs of trying. Alberta pulling away, would especially be the kiss of death for this deadbeat province. You can take that to the bank.

      My goodness, you don't get it?....YOU'RE TOO DAMN POOR... AND PRIDE IS A LUXURY YOU CAN'T AFFORD.....UNDERSTAND?

      (Friggggg ...they are complete idiots, and don't know when to quit)

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    2. What I was going to say also AnecTOTE - Alberta can afford to leave - they are not living off quebec.

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    3. @anectote

      "...they're more likely to achieve Independence sooner then you bozos ever will, after 40 yrs of trying."

      right, and how would you feel about alberta breaking away mate?

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  30. Good article by Conrad Black on quebec - I know he's a convicted felon but here in quebec that shouldn't matter - everyone is a felon without being convicted:

    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/11/02/conrad-black-taking-the-offensive-against-the-separatists/

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  31. Débat sur la charte des valeurs québécoises...Dans un Tim Hortons

    At a coffee shop. Everyone is relaxed. This atheist guy (with a full beard) decides it's safe to discuss the islamic veil with the two muslim women. Big mistake... He starts filming... They instantly start yelling, throwing things at him, then they start physically beating him, call him filthy jew, shitty kike race, etc. But it's not over. Beyond the video, outside, they jump on him, throw him on the ground, start savagely beating him. A bunch of respectable muslims, family men and women are standing all around, watching, and encouraging them to beat up the dirty jew, yelling at him with their eyes popping out while he is on the ground being pounded, screaming at him to return to israel. He was lucky to get out of it with just bumps and bruises, they could've seriously hurt him. The poor guy was scared as hell.

    "sale race juive" et l'autre jour dans un bus c'était sale race de Québécois...smh

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7scT9cH7-c

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    1. Hmm odd he only starts filming after whatever he did to insult or provoke them to the point that one of them is already calling the cops at the start of the video.

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    2. Well there are unfavorable examples of people in every race. They may perhaps be the worst when it comes to theirs and those who introduced this charter to begin with and provided the permission and the opportunity to exercise xenophobia and racism to this extent, are the worst example of theirs.

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    3. @anectote

      do you mean the pq is responsible for a muslim being racist with a jew? or did i misunderstand and you're not that whack?

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    4. Les bagarres et engueulades dans un café,ok peut-ëtre mais au sein de notre fonction publique?...hmm

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    5. But SR my dear the woman in the video wasn't wearing a hijab, she'd be more than able to work in the public service even if the discriminatory charter passed. ;)

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    6. Ce n'est jamais 'ok' s.r., tu n'as rien compris, laisse-faire.

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      How do they know he is a jew. Lots of Christin have beards. By the way a jew is not an atheist . Jews are God's chosen people. and very religious. Ed

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    8. Ed,
      You shouldn't make a blanket statement about the religious views of all Jewish people. Some are atheists. As for Jews being the chosen people, God hasn't done a very good job of protecting them from persecution over the centuries, especially during the Holocaust.
      You might excuse the persecution, as many do, by saying that "God moves in mysterious ways" but I doubt that such an entity really exists.

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    9. FROM ED
      I'm sure ther are Jewish non believers, especially after the holocaust.. However, my question was, How do you know he is an atheist? The muslim women called him an atheist in the heat of the argument. She meant it as an insult, I'm sure, not as fact. It was meant as a slur which is wrong. As for God's plan for the Jews, I don't question it. God said they are his chosen people and that's good enough for me. Ed

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      Right here in Quebec Jews were treated dishonorably. I remember as a ten year old a sign an a beach in St.Eustache that said, "No Dogs or jews." My Father pointed out to my Mother with disgust that they capitalized dog but not the word Jews. He said it was probably done as an added insult. Ed

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  32. Can somebody explain to me why the journalists are so excited about Rob Ford admitting he smoked crack?

    Cokehead, PQ poster boy and friend of Marios, Boisclaire already covered this territory first.

    It goes to show how far the culture of corruption in Quebec goes. Think kind of think might not even make the news in montreal.

    If it did the next question would be "which mayor are you talking about?"


    Did anyone read the interview about the SNC (me Lavalin) book in the National Post.

    The founder of SNC *BRAGS* that Americans can;t compete because they arn;t allowed to offer bribes for international contracts.

    That's 20 years ago. Sure it's just a few rogue employee's as opposed to the normal culture of Quebec. Yea sure..

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  33. Apparently the Charter of Values is being tabled in the NA on Thursday.

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    1. http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Muslim+Council+Montreal+warns+Islamophobia+surging+Quebec+since+Charter+Quebec+Values+proposed/9127608/story.html

      For shame, and all to not fix a problem that doesn't exist.

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  34. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE FRANKFORTTuesday, November 5, 2013 at 5:20:00 PM EST

    I see that the quebec bashing fest goes on unabated...

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    At the provincial Premiers conference in December the Federal Equilization Payments are sure to be brought up. It will be intgeresting to see what kind of budget she will produce in the spring if Quebec gets cut.. I think the PQ knows it is finished and they want to hold onto their incomes as long as they can, also hoping some sort of good luck will pop up in the meantime. Ed

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    1. "...if Quebec gets cut."

      why would quebec be cut?!?

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  36. The mayor of Zurich reacts to the election of Denis Coderre:

    http://youtu.be/pRRFIY2-Udg

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  37. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE FRANKFORTTuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:31:00 PM EST

    Looks like Phiip's blog is sloooowly dying....
    Time to move to Kingston or Cornwall or T.O., y'all.

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    1. lol Un Gars it's just getting sad now, you spend entirely too much time complaining here and trying to get the blog shut down for someone who has such a great life in Germany and doesn't care about Quebec anymore. You don't stalk someone you have no interest in.

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