Monday, December 16, 2013

Quebec Bashing....You're Welcome!

Beaulieu and his out of touch silver-haired followers
When I was in the 8th grade, the schoolyard bully terrorized a bunch of weaklings and finally, fed up, a couple of the victims chipped in and paid an Eleventh grader to put a hurt on him.

After the thrashing, the bully complained to the school principal about the beating and was told in no uncertain terms that he basically got what he deserved.

And so, as Quebec's most prolific Anglo and Ethnic basher Mario Beaulieu is complaining that Quebec is getting rough treatment at the hands of the dastardly English press, I don't know whether to  laugh or .....wait....laugh.

For once I actually agree with him, Quebec is certainly getting bashed in the English media, but deservedly so, like the schoolyard bully who can't understand the concept of payback, complaining about it only makes the revenge that much sweeter.

I don't know what type of fantasy world he and the hundred and one idiots who signed the manifesto live in, but it must be a place where you can enter the boxing ring, throw punch after punch and expect no retort.

To those of you who believe that Quebec is being unfairly vilified, you're only half right, Quebec is being vilified, but not unfairly. For forty years Quebec nationalists have savagely bashed Canada, while Canadians have patiently indulged their bad manners.
As the old joke goes, a divorce court judge asks a man why he wants a divorce after forty years of marriage...
'Enough is enough.'

Perhaps I should have titled this piece "When bashers get bashed" which is essentially what is happening after years upon years of merciless Canada and Anglo bashing across Quebec.

See more examples of anglo-bashing HERE
You can't turn on a French television news show without enduring diatribe after diatribe, denigrating Canada, the evil English language and the colonialist Anglos who have exploited Quebec for 250 years.

This incessant bashing is so omnipresent in Quebec that most people don't notice.

On Sunday Pauline Marois gave a speech in Monaco to a room of businesspeople and trashed Canada over the environment, telling the room that Ottawa is out of step with the world, while Quebec is on board with climate change. She took particular joy in Canada-bashing and her manner was just about as nasty as nasty could be. Link{fr}

Could you imagine the stink if Prime Minister Harper gave a speech in Europe describing Quebec as a financial drag on Canada, a province which cannot control spending and which remains dependent on the rich provinces for charity?
It's funny how things look from the opposite perspective.

Those who complain about Quebec-bashing by Canada, are extraordinary hypocrites.
Mario Beaulieu complaining about Quebec-bashing, is like Hitler complaining that the Jews never supported him.
And yes, I'll make plenty of Nazi references here so that in the next edition of Beaulieu's Quebec-bashers, I too can proudly make the list.

Mario Beaulieu is a man who complains that Jewish, English and other foreign proper names shouldn't be allowed on stores in Quebec and encourages his followers to boycott them.
He is a man who has complained that English Churches should post their announcements in French and that French students be barred from English cegep, à la apartheid.

He is a  man who calls for the boycott of stores like "TONY HILL FINGER" and "BELL CANADA."
Who but an idiot doesn't know that the name is Tommy Hilfiger  and who but a deceiver pretends not to know that Bell got rid of the 'Canada' in its name in Quebec, ages ago?

Watch a video of Beaulieu asking a parade of like minded racists to boycott stores like Birks because they are English-named, just like 'Tony Hill Finger.'
He magnanimously tells marchers that it's okay to shop at LEVI'S, as long as it is pronounced LEE-VEE.
I'm not making this up.  Watch the video  or read my post about the parade

It's becoming clearer and clearer that except for a handful of hardcore xenophobic ethnocentrics, Mario Beaulieu is becoming an embarrassment to the mainstream sovereignty movement which apparently wants nothing to do with the hate that he and his minion spew on a daily basis.

I promised a critique of his campaign to indict English Canada for so-called Quebec bashing, but a cursory examination of the 101 signatories on his manifesto had me scratching my head at the utter banality of the list. 
Almost all are unrecognizable to this author, and I am someone who aced a perfect score in the Gazette quiz on recognizing French 'stars.'

Of those I did recognize, a few names popped, including Gilles Proulx, Quebec's most recognizable Anglo and Native-basher, as well as Tania Longpré, the failed PQ candidate who called for the Jewish General Hospital to change its name.
As they say, people in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones.
The rest of the list is two-thirds filled with zartistes and writers, the rest separatist stalwarts, has-beens and never-weres.

If the 101 names on the list proved anything, it is that nobody of importance wants to touch Beaulieu with a ten foot pole. He is toxic.

Nobody in the PQ signed his manifesto, nobody in the Bloc Quebecois. Not even Thomas Mulcair, who hardly ever misses an opportunity to curry favour with nationalists.
Beaulieu has been writing letters since September soliciting signatures for his list and has little to show for it. His ragamuffin crew of signatories says more about his irrelevance than anything else.

His invitation to the general public to sign his petition seems to have fallen on deaf ears, with less than 2,500 signatures so far,  in a province of eight million.
I do recall that an online petition calling on Kijiji to ban the advertisement of animals for sale as pets, in Quebec, garnered over fifty thousand signatures in a few short days.

In short, Quebec does get bashed in the English media, deservedly so.

For Beaulieu and his brownshirts (Yes! another Nazi reference) his campaign to vilify the English media has largely fallen on deaf ears.
Most Quebecers don't really give a rat's ass what is being said about them in English Canada and don't give Mario Beaulieu the time of day.
Beaulieu is a self-defeating nincompoop, launching his campaign just two weeks before Christmas.

Really.....who can get worked up over language at this time of year?

143 comments:

  1. ”It’s Not Francophobia, It’s Canadian Anger”:

    http://nationalvoicecanada.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/its-not-francophobia-its-canadian-anger/

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    1. Poor, mistreated francophones in Canada… the only country in the world where they can sue and receive $12,000 for receiving a Sprite instead of a 7-Up on Air Canada. Meanwhile, they attack English in Quebec with impunity. I feel SO BAD for them! Sniff-sniff!!

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  2. I hate to brag (again), but . . .
    Posted by: Don Macpherson
    December 12, 2013. 5:00 pm • Section: The Don Macpherson Quebec Angle
    http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2013/12/12/i-hate-to-brag-again-but/#

    . . . the honours just keep on coming.

    First it was credit for helping to kill the Parti Québécois government’s anti-English Bill 14. Then it was a T-shirt inspired by the expression “Philippe-flop” I had coined in a column about Liberal leader Philippe Couillard.

    And now it’s being called a “francophobe,” which might bother me if it weren’t for who is doing the calling and what they really mean.

    It’s a motley crew of well-known Quebec nationalists, “United Against Francophobia,”
    who signed a statement written by Mario Beaulieu, president of the anti-English Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal.

    And by “francophobia,” they mean any criticism of Quebec nationalism that they don’t like.

    In honour of the first signatory of their statement, Bernard Landry, the attention-craving former PQ premier, I’ve nicknamed them “the Bernies.” That’s as in “the Janettes,”
    the female supporters of the PQ “values” charter named after their spokesperson, Janette Bertrand.
    Along with their statement, the Bernies released a 26-page report on “francophobia”
    in everything from graffiti and web comments to newspaper columns and editorials.

    My name is mentioned twice in the text and four more times in footnotes. That’s more than anybody else who is named in the report, so I guess that makes me Francophobe Public Enemy Number One.

    I was delighted to learn that what I write in The Gazette has so often got under the skin of the likes of Beaulieu, notorious minority-baiting commentator Gilles Proulx, and the kind of people who would associate with them. I’m sure, however, that they don’t expect me or any other English-language commentator to heed their suggestion that we do some “soul-searching” over the shooting at the PQ election-night rally in 2012. Even they admit there is no evidence linking our criticism of Quebec nationalism to the shooting, though that doesn’t stop them from insinuating that there is.

    The Bernies’ statement, however, is really intended for the Québécois, and has two purposes. One is to make all French-speaking Quebecers feel like the victims of attacks by the English-speaking enemy. The other is to intimidate the French-language commentators who have expressed similar criticism of Quebec nationalism by insinuating that they are traitors.

    For while the Bernies’ report mentions only criticism in English, their statement includes “certain French-language media” in those who call French-speaking Quebecers in general intolerant and racist.

    Like the accusations of “Quebec bashing” often made by Beaulieu and his ilk, it’s McCarthyism, Québécois nationalist style.

    dmacpherson@montrealgazette.com
    Twitter: MacphersonGaz

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  3. Des millions en cadeaux aux employés fédéraux

    http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politique-canadienne/201312/15/01-4721266-des-millions-en-cadeaux-aux-employes-federaux.php

    Même des vêtements Tony Hill Finger en cadeau

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  4. http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/people-of-quebec-stop-anglophobia-in-quebec

    I assume we can do the same?

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    1. People are fighting back - please participate and do a little e-mailing yourselves. These militants are obviously discouraging businesses from serving us in our language of choice and they must see that we will not sit back and take this treatment any longer.

      http://anglosigns.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/is-something-rotten-at-the-banana-republic/

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  5. Nous ne sommes pas les seuls à "trasher" le canada à propos de ses politiques environnementales,plusieurs canadiens même le font.

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    2. Joyeux Noël à vous aussi Anon et plein d'amour et de joie pour vous et vos proches.

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    3. "Nous ne sommes pas les seuls à "trasher" le canada à propos de ses politiques environnementales,plusieurs canadiens même le font."

      Exactly, but to then call these Canadians anti-Canadian or Canadianaphobes would be insane, same applies to criticising Quebec's policies, it's a two way street.

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    4. "Nous ne sommes pas les seuls à "trasher" le canada à propos de ses politiques environnementales,plusieurs canadiens même le font."

      If the Quebecois are so unhappy with developments such as the oil sands then they should reject all payments of money generated by the project. They should just stop being hypocrites.

      The assertion that Quebec Francophones are more environmentally responsible than other Canadians is a myth. I am an avid fisherman and I enjoy the pastime because it allows me to spend time in beautiful surroundings. Like many English Canadians and Americans I practice 'catch and release' fishing and let most or all of the fish go. This helps to maintain healthy fish populations. But catch and release fishing is a totally alien concept to most Quebecois. They have a terrible reputation as 'meat fishermen' and 'fish hogs' - by mostly keeping their limits of fish or illegally breaking provincial creel limits. I know of several fishing lodges in Labrador where Quebecois fishermen are persona non grata for this reason. And one of those lodges is actually owned by a Quebecois.

      I fish some small trout rivers in New York state along the Quebec border and the American anglers there have a very low opinion of the conservation habits - or lack of them - of the Quebecois who fish their waters.

      Here are a few of the comments from the following website:

      http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=38669

      "Problem the stream had at the time is that it was a close sure bet for folks from across the border in Quebec. They did not believe in creel limits and were most efficient in ridding streams of trout infestations."

      "Still think the big fish potential is there when you get off the beaten path. I do remember those greedy french Canadians keeping tons of fish from the Little Salmon river and am depressed that pathetic behavior still goes on.

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    5. "trasher”… yet another example of the angry English-hater being unable to express himself in “la langue de Molière”, thereby helping the federalist cause (again!) by illustrating our permanently intertwined existence…

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    6. Durham... have you forgotten when Alberta was a bunch of hungry farmers that were a drain on Canada's money?

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    7. Can you provide some statistics on how much money these so-called hungry farmers received? If Albertan farmers received financial assistance in the past I'm sure they were grateful for it and weren't constantly attacking the source of that money - Canada - unlike Quebecers.

      Albertan farmers also never received access to double the total Canadian dairy market than their population represented, unlike Quebec farmers who are guaranteed 50 percent of the market despite comprising only 23 percent of the population of Canada. Quebec farmers probably don't appreciate that preferential treatment either.

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    8. Isn't that what we have a country for? To help one another through the bad times and pitch in when things are going well? Alberta wasn't pissing in our face every chance they got like quebec does. Only quebec has that down to perfection. They won't even go after their own natural resources in case they will be expected to share and have poor old Newfoundland bound by a contract that should never have been legal in the first place.

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  6. Check this his out from one of the 101 signatories, and noted supporter of the pequistes.

    What a bunch of trash. Christ, he has references back to Mackenzie King and Bennet. Talk about being stuck in the past. Try again Normand.

    http://fr-ca.actualites.yahoo.com/blogues/la-chronique-de-normand-lester/les-medias-anglos-se-delectent-a-attiser-la-francophobie-du-canada-anglais-155813877.html




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    1. you don't like when a dude brings up historical facts right? you prefer your revised version?

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    2. Note: There are *not* 101 signatories. They simply state that there are “at least that many signatories” because they are addicted to iconography of that particular number. Please restrain yourselves from restating that false assertion.

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  7. "To those of you who believe that Quebec is being unfairly vilified, you're only half right, Quebec is being vilified, but not unfairly. For forty years Quebec nationalists have savagely bashed Canada, while Canadians have patiently indulged their bad manners."

    So nice to hear you echo my sentiments, Editor.

    From referring to non-pur lainers as "des blokes" "les ostie anglos" and expecting us to absorb all their insults, the pendulum is finally swinging the other way.

    Separatists have managed to get away with hiding behind the "Quebec bashing" argument for long enough, and now, thankfully members of the ROC are shedding their apprehension at speaking out. They no longer see themselves as bashers, but merely being retaliatory.

    Welcome to the new reality, seppies. YOU picked the fight, and now all we're doing is giving you exactly what you asked for.

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  8. And the Bloc Quebecois, has more to worry about: http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politique-canadienne/201312/16/01-4721291-daniel-paille-quitte-la-direction-du-bloc-quebecois.php

    Four members left - who gets to be the leader of this non-existent party?

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  9. I think an analysis of those moving to Quebec and those moving out of Quebec would make interesting reading. Here are some of the views of a Francophone moving from Ontario to Quebec- I Quote '«How about handing it back to the native peoples.» Why? Cause most of them now speak English? No reason to give it to them. Why aren't we giving it back to dinosaurs? They are as dead as the natives who lost the land are?'
    I lived in Quebec but left, though I still have unfinished business and unfortunately cannot break all ties. There were a number of reasons I left, but a major factor was my sons education, the idea of him growing up bilingual was extremely attractive but not at the cost of being discrimated against for being a native english speaker, or worse having been born in England, the source of the hated language. I had witnessed the shame and embarrassment of a friends daughter when her father spoke to her in English at her school concert, her words in a pleading tone of voice were - 'pas parler Anglais papa.' The girl's mother is pur laine but much to her shame and embarrassment her father is Anglophone. My neighbour's child was given lines for speaking English, he was forced to write out 100 times in French - 'I mustn't speak English in school, Je ne vais pas parler Anglais a l'ecole' I think. There were numerous other incidents. I returned to England and my son attended one of the best state primary schools in the country. He was fortunate enough to secure a place at one of the best state secondary schools in the country, he achieved excellent results in his exams and attends a high ranking university where he was awarded a first class degree, a distinction in his masters degree and he won funding for a PhD. His research will contribute to the scientific/medical knowledge of the world and in the long term will be of benefit to a great many people. Sadly he does not speak French. At his school, half the year studied French and half studied German, his class was allocated German. Study of a second language iwas compulsory for five years. He studied French for a year in year 9. The head of French was very keen for him to continue with French as he has a talent for languages in general, and French in particular, but he refused and opted for business studies on the basis it was potentially more useful. I tried to persuade him to continue with the French as languages come naturally to him and he learns vocabulary easily, it would have been the lesser work load, but he was adamant business studies was likely to benefit him more.

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    1. @ems

      wow your son really is the shit mate. congratulations.

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    2. I am glad to hear that your son has made a tremendous success of himself, unencumbered by the bitter, hateful illness that afflicts Quebec separatists.

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  10. Several years ago I was chatting with some francophone friends about Mario Beaulieu's latest inanity that I'd read about in The Gazette.
    To a man (and woman) they all were surprised that Mario was still around and making waves.
    Whether separatist or federalist or I-don't-care-ist, francophones of all ages gave up listening to Mario Beaulieu and his gang of stooges sometime after 1995.

    -Kevin

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    1. "...francophones of all ages gave up listening to Mario Beaulieu and his gang of stooges sometime after 1995."

      did they? then if he is so harmless why do you care so much about him then? and why did authors, former premier, pop artists and intellectuals from all over the world signed his letter kevin?

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    2. "intellectuals from all over the world"

      That one made me laugh.

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    3. @student
      I don't care about him at all. And given the combined membership of every one of his fake groups, nobody in Quebec does either.
      Here's the test: how often does Mario Beaulieu get coverage in French media?

      -Kevin

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  11. This is for all Anglos and immigrants reading this blog who may have lost faith in the Francophone community at large (and not just with the seps). Read the comments of this article:

    http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2013/12/15/marois-vante-le-modele-quebecois-et-sen-prend-a-harper#disqus_thread

    Many well-read individuals clearly state that the separatist movement is a retarded movement, promoted only by a neanderthal minority.

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    1. Anonymous Coward, I have been noticing the same thing. More and more francophones are responding back with absolute vigor. These are probably the best 3 comments I found from another similar article from le journal. I have this funny suspicion that the silent allophone communities ( who speak french very well ) are being silent no more.

      http://www.journaldequebec.com/2013/12/12/une-petition-contre-la-francophobie

      asirois
      "le plus grand danger pour la culture québécoise n'est pas la "francophobie" des autres, mais la médiocrité et le nivellement par le bas que nous avons érigés en "valeurs" depuis des décennies"
      "The greatest danger to Quebec culture is not" Francophobia "of others, but mediocrity and dumbing down we have built into our values ​for decades"

      yapasditca Altibo
      "Je suis bien d'accord avec vous. Je me demande pourquoi on ose aller traiter les autres de francophobes quand ici même on a entendu dire qu'un référendum a été perdu par un vote ethnique, qu'un livre a été écrit(par JF Lisée) pour dire qui peut faire parti du "NOUS" ici au Québec, on parle ici qu'il y a des québecois plus vrais que les autres(les québecois de "souches" ou les "pure-laines")...alors avant de traiter de la phobie des autres et de parler de charte, on pourrait s'examiner un peu pour voir s'il n'y a pas un problème de xénophobie ici aussi."
      "I agree with you. I wonder why we dare accuse others to be francophobes when we hear things such as "a referendum was lost by ethnic vote, that a book written (by JF Lisée) says who can be part of "US" in Quebec. before accusing others of phobia and talking about a charter, one might consider that there is a problem of xenophobia ."

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      "Les anti-pasta, anti-voile, anti-anglo sont surprise que les gens sont mécontent? lol"
      "The anti-pasta, anti-hijab, anti-anglos are surprised that people are not displeased? lol"

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  12. By AnecTOTE

    @AC

    While I agree whole-heartedly, the RoC as well though..deserves just as much blame for not intervening way before now, in that, they should have curtailed this bad habit by sep's long ago. When my kid dares to be disrespectful, I'm all over her like a dirty shirt and it has only happened once, and hasn't happened again. Can you imagine any Governor of the USA on a foreign visit anywhere openly maligning the President of the United States? It's Harper's job here to reign in Mme Marois, sorry...but as PM of this country, he commands respect. To criticize Harper in this fashion was an amateurish, if not completely classless, thing to do. Let's just just imagine what those listening to her ...thought of her.

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    1. @AnecTOTE

      Totally agree - we need another Canadian leader in the spirit of Pierre Trudeau. Unfortunately, his son is a limp-wristed panderer, so I don't think we'd be able to expect much there.

      But do read the comments in that JdM that I posted...quite a few Francos are calling La Marois out on her amateurism.

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    2. "Can you imagine any Governor of the USA on a foreign visit anywhere openly maligning the President of the United States?"

      Petit rappel (encore) : Vous êtes des canadiens et non des Américains.

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    3. By AnecTOTE

      You know exactly the point I was trying to make S.R. don't play dumb, and what she did was 'Poor Form'. You're a little more 'sophisticated' than our other trolls.., (mm..a tad anyway), even you realize this.

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    4. AnecTOTE,

      You're a little more 'sophisticated' than our other trolls...

      No, it is not.

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    5. Pierre Trudeau and his gang are at the root cause of the problems being experienced in Quebec today. There should never have been a not withstanding clause in the constitution. Just remember that prior to the 1982 re-repatriation of the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian PM had veto power on all jurisdictions in Canada. PEI had the ability to stop the racist laws, instead he opted to remove that power from the PMs role. Thanks for protecting my Canadian born right my Pierre Trudeau ohhh wait I was born in Quebec so those rights don't really apply. Voting for another Quebec born PM is the worst thing any loyal Canadian can do. Quebec born PMs will always favor Quebec and the Quebec agenda.

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    6. By AnecTOTE

      Ok I was reaching..mea-culpa

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    7. Have to agree with Where is my Canada AnecTOTE - That damn Withstanding Clause has to be removed to get quebec to tow the line in accordance with the other provinces - they hold that as a damn hammer over our heads all the time. The constitution should never have been "brought home" until it was defensible for the good of the whole country. We were better off without it.

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  13. 'Quebec Bashing....' NO not at all, just the facts, the truth...something the french can NOT handle period...anywhere in Canada, not just Quebec.

    These bigots are all over the country folks…you think its bad in Quebec (bills 22, 178, 101…) …mmm, enjoy the latest video (click it back to the start when it opens) and spread the word…people really have no idea what these bigots are really up to...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmQsPnhRA-c&feature=youtu.be&t=5m53s

    More proof below and again just the facts...

    These anti-English language french – metis (they are not French) people are no different then the Nazis, the KKK…all hateful bigots and racists…and not just in Quebec, they are all over the country.



    We know how bad it is in Quebec, with racist, language laws like bills 22, 178, 101…the name changes of towns, street names, bodies of water, buildings…all the revisionist history…but the same thing in going on outside Quebec.



    They can spin it any way they want. They see what they want to see, hear what they want to hear, and believe what they want to believe. The truth, the facts never enter into the equation.



    These people are the most racist, bigoted, corrupt, xenophobic people in all of North America. If the world only knew what was going on in Canada, what the “French” (metis) were really up to…along with the racist anti-English language laws in Quebec a la bills 22, 178, 101…they have bragged about taking all of Canada and everything seems to be going as planned…”first Quebec, then the rest of the country…one step at a time…” PET, “how to take over a country through bilingualism…” SD

    If you only knew how bad things really were…the video clips below expose some of the scams…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW33xkVB-oI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhPcV0gtFR0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abOWJkf-Vh8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iGZE6zxoKQ


    Enjoy the latest video exposing this bilingual scam…and if care please pass it on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZz61S3sTA8





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    1. "...metis (they are not French) people..."

      By the usual tone of what you usually write, I guess that métis is meant to be an insult. Could you elaborate?

      You probably mean that we are not true french from France (we obviously no longer are) and that we are some kind of degenerated off springs of true french settlers, something like that. But why "métis". Do you refer to the fact that most quebeckers have some indian blood?

      Someone calls us racist and uses our lack of blood purity as an insult. Am I the only one seeing a little irony in this?...

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    2. Francophones are no different than nazis? Wow! How many people did the government of Quebec send to the gas chamber?

      They are no different than the KKK? Funny. I never saw francophones running around in white hoods.

      The copy and paste expert that goes as James Wolfe is clearly a bigot.

      I don't know why his hateful words are allowed on this Conservative blog.

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      By: AnecTOTE

      Funny... but we have yet to hear you admit that the charter of no values is racist and the people supporting it ...bigots...mmm.

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    4. @ AnecTOTE:

      Actually, what's funny is that the only Muslim person in the provincial Liberal government is not against the Charter of Values, whereas Phillipe Couillard is.

      Meanwhile, Maria Mourani, formerly of the Bloc thinks it goes too far.

      So, it's not as clear cut as you think it is, although I am against it because it is discriminatory against people of certain religions.

      However, let me tell you, not all Muslims think the same way. There are some Muslims who support the Charter.

      What I find the most hilarious is although I agree with Michel Patrice on practically nothing, I find it abhorrent that it is only him that writes against the racist claptrap that James Wolfe writes and not a peep from anyone else.

      I am not francophone but I will stand up against discriminatory words against them anytime.

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    5. Point take Roger = He has been posting the same stuff since before I joined the blog and to be honest, I think most of us just scroll past it because it is so extreme. I do not link the francophones with the separatists at all; I know many francophones who do not like the separatists any more than I do but James Wolfe seems to have it in for all francophones which is way out there. Probably why most of us ignore his posts.

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    6. Okay, I understand Cutie. I just find what he says is as similar as when one of the 2 major trolls on this site go about attacking everything that is anglophone or Canadian, without thinking. All francophones don't think the same. If they did, Quebec would have been a separate country a long time ago. In addition, alot of former francophone Quebecer's who have left Quebec feel more Canadian than Quebecois, and don't identify with anti-English sentiment.

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    7. Agree Roger - just scroll past as you do with some of the other posters. I've never even called up one of his videos so I don't know why he bothers but just seems hellbent on repeating the same stuff over and over. Perhaps he feels it's worth the effort if he can get one or two people to agree with him. I've never seen anyone on this blog bother with the nonsense.

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    8. @roger rabbit

      "In addition, alot of former francophone Quebecer's who have left Quebec feel more Canadian than Quebecois,.."

      you're right assimilated people are assimilated. how long did you cogitate for this one roger rabbit?

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    9. @roger rabbit

      "So, it's not as clear cut as you think it is, (...) let me tell you, not all Muslims think the same way. There are some Muslims who support the Charter."

      of course. it's 40% of the province's immigrants that support it. and there's similar support from the roc. hands off my hijab and cutie003 like to lump up all immigrants and the roc along in their anti-pq mission, but the truth is somewhere else.

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    10. James Wolfe and student are two sides of the same coin; that is why they are both ignored.

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  14. They are the same outside Quebec...just watch...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e_EN9a-ROw

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  15. Very good piece. You're spot on when you say: "Quebec is certainly getting bashed in the English media, but deservedly so, like the schoolyard bully who can't understand the concept of payback, complaining about it only makes the revenge that much sweeter. I don't know what type of fantasy world he and the hundred and one idiots who signed the manifesto live in, but it must be a place where you can enter the boxing ring, throw punch after punch and expect no retort."

    I've been watching the pequsites exhibit this selective sensitivity for 21 years now. One minute they are ultra-sensitive, the next, they are heartless. And it all depends on which way the insults are flying.

    On another note, yesterday I mentioned how an independent Quebec would obediently play ball with the masters of the universe. I didn't have to wait long for vindication. Marois today in Monaco: "Le mouvement souveregnist que je dirige a toujours ete favorable au libre echange". (Le mouvement souveregnist n'est pas protectionist, il est "libre-echangist"). And Troy worried about the "world community" accepting such an obedient team player as a new Quebec, lying with her legs spread for foreign based corporations to...penetrate (pun intended).

    Also watch the question she is asked as to why she wants to break up Canada. It turns out it's not about breaking anything up, it's just about self-realization with no hard feelings on either side. Interesting.

    http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/politique/2013/12/15/001-marois-detruire-canada.shtml

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    1. By AnecTOTE

      More of "I want to have my cake and eat it too".

      Honestly, I could give a crap how she spins it...what I care about is this: SHOWMETHEMONEYYYYYYYYYYYY.

      How are you going to bring down our 250billion + debt?
      Where is your Budget?

      First..take care of these priorities before running off to foreign lands on on some useless and unwarranted PR campaign and spending more of our tax which we can't afford.

      Ps: and yes adski..you were right.

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    2. Interesting to note that la Marois indicated that Quebec would keep the Canadian currency in the event of secession.

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  16. Pas d'entente avec l'Europe sans compensation pour les fromagers, dit Marois

    http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politique-quebecoise/201312/16/01-4721286-pas-dentente-avec-leurope-sans-compensation-pour-les-fromagers-dit-marois.php

    "cheese" :)

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  17. http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/archives/sunnews/politics/2013/12/20131215-171416.html

    For your reading pleasure.

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    1. Éric Duhaime + Sun news...err

      C'mon cutie...

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    2. Seppies should listen a little more to Éric Duhaime. I know he has already made more than a few of them see the light.

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    3. Oh a better source would be LeDevoir? ..Err.

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    4. @cutie003

      good call cutie003. yes le devoir is better than eric duhaime. but you are an unilingual anglophone; how can you have an opinion on this?!?

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    5. “Unfortunately, the PQ is trying to be perceived as the victim here… they were able to attract people with less education, in different regions of Quebec, where there are no anglophones, no immigrants… they perceive that there’s a problem because they keep hearing their ministers in Quebec City telling them that there’s a huge problem right now, even if we didn’t find one single person wearing a religious symbol that could be a problem… and even if we couldn’t find one, then there’s the demonstrations of francophobia lately…

      The PQ is in a minority situation, they are desperate… The PQ wants to make sure that Quebecers talk about anything else other than their economic track record… The PQ has been lying to voters in Quebec for the first 11 months of the year, telling us we will have a balanced budget in 2013. Now, three weeks before the end of the year, we find out there’s a deficit of $2.5 billion. Quotation agencies in New York are now putting us under scrutiny to know if we’re going to be devalued… For the PQ to have sideshows like the francophobia thing or the charter is very good because it focuses attention on anything other than their own economic track record, because if we vote on those issues, the PQ will be in big trouble.”

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    6. I feel very, very bad for you Cutie003, because you clearly lack the judgement to recognize the difference between opinion and information, and thus to recognize that Le Devoir is an infinitely better source of information than Sun or Eric Duhaime are.

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  18. The feds don't do a thing except pay pay , pay. When are they going to get it that you cannot buy friends here. PQ now waiting with their hand out for another 5 billion for the Champlain bridge replacement. Wish they would use it to blackmail the PQ.

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    1. Plus reimbursement for their "cheese" makers - it just never ends. The blackmail and threats continue unabated while the ROC is supposed to pay for every damn thing the PQ ask for. Sickening.

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    2. @marylin cockerline

      "PQ now waiting with their hand out for another 5 billion for the Champlain bridge replacement."

      dude. it's ottawa's bridge. it belongs to them. weren't you aware? by jove do we have to go back to basics sometimes.

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    3. A true sovereignist government would reject those billions of dollars for a bridge and tell Ottawa they will build it independently… but the PQ are phony sovereignists.

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  19. Merry Xmas to one and all ... including those who are part of the Master Race!

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  20. https://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/exprimez-votre-opinion/petition/Petition-4549/index.html

    Please sign and share.

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  21. If it wasn't for the English Montreal would still be farmland. Doesn't Mario Beaulieu look like someone who just had electro shock therapy a la One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

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    1. no he doesn't. feel free to write something relevant mate.

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  22. English is good enough to be taught in Japan but not good enough for the francophones in quebec. Makes a lot of sense to the PQ I guess (even though they send their own kids to English school). God, smarten up quebec!

    http://japandailypress.com/mixed-reaction-to-japans-english-only-junior-high-school-classes-1640983/

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    1. Mais nous avons ça en commun :

      Japan: The Land Without Muslims

      http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/japan-the-land-without-muslims/

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    2. By AnecTOTE

      How is the comment above and what is clearly implyed be any different than what Hitler thought vis-a-vis the Jews during the nazi era? Then seppies are all mortified and wounded when they are called nazi's. At least stop with the self-reightious indignation already, because clearly...you're not entitled. And clearly your souls are racist.

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    3. I taught English in Japanese junior high schools twenty years ago. Back then, it was often taught like Latin (i.e. as a testable subject for university entrance exams but not as an actual communication tool). English classes were often taught in Japanese because most (though not all) English teachers couldn’t actually speak English. It took a while but it’s good to see that the massive effort (and trillions of dollars/quadrillions of yen) the Japanese government has invested in improving English language education has had some effect, now sending teachers on 3-month exchanges abroad and teaching English in English.

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    4. @cutie003

      "English is good enough to be taught in Japan but not good enough for the francophones in quebec."

      you are a liar as english is taught to quebec francophone. well, maybe you're not a liar. in that case you are an ignorant. what will it be cutie003? do you know or do you need me to keep on studying you?

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    5. That's why Quebec has an anti-English police to harass its population... seriously.

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  23. Yes Mario Beaulieu is definitely an idiot. Editor, here in Gatineau, we have another out of touch separatist, Mr Jean Paul Perrault leader of the Imperatif Francais group. I also wrote about him, especially the article, he wrote on former Ontario Premier Mike Harris. Jean Paul is so out touch, he wants the federal government to apply Bill 101. Also, he calls for repeated boycotts of stores like Sleep Country (to be renamed " le pays des reves"), McDonald (To be renamed McDo). Out of touch with the problem. Worst off here is an articles written by him:

    http://www.imperatif-francais.org/s2-a-vous-la-parole/c115-2013/les-voleurs-ontariens/

    (Translation) "We face a growing scourge, that of invading bandits from Ontario who come to enjoy the cheap housing," Now, Jean Paul proves again that he doesn't understand economics. Higher demands for homes in Ontario is somehow fuelling demand from Ontario to Quebec? Huh? Does this guy understand economics? Also, did he just state cheap housing as a positive factor about living in Quebec???
    (Translation) "When navigating our roads, they do not contribute taxes to maintain the quality of our roads." This is proves that Jean Paul is living in fantasy world. Hey Jean Paul, what about all those quebecers using Highway 417 to reach Montreal from Gatineau. Typical separatist lie about reality.

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    1. The same hypocrite that uses Ontario highways to get to his job at Algonquin College in Ottawa and is married to a British anglophone? These are some of the separatist "representatives" that are ruining life for everyone in this lousy province. Best check their own closets before they start examining "others". Trouble making Class A1 A$$holes.

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    2. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Macpherson+Anti+francophobia+campaign+seems+meant+intimidate/9292417/story.html

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    3. @cutie003

      "...and is married to a British anglophone?"

      what has this got to do with anything mate? you have a gift for digging out the least valid arguments mate.

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  24. CELINE COOPER: STAND AGAINST PHOBIA – OF ANY KIND
    We cannot dismiss the Uni(e)s contre la francophobie campaign out of hand, nor should we ignore its timing
    BY CELINE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE DECEMBER 15, 2013
    http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Celine+Cooper+Stand+against+phobia+kind/9285065/story.html

    In Montreal on Thursday, a campaign was launched titled Uni(e)s contre la francophobie. It was accompanied by the release of a document written by Mario Beaulieu, a well-known language activist, president of the Société St-Jean-Baptiste and Mouvement Québec français, and signed by 101 public personalities. Signatories include former Quebec premier Bernard Landry, TV personality Julie Snyder, former student leader Martine Desjardins, and former PQ candidate and author Djemila Benhabib. It also includes a small handful of signatories from France, Switzerland, other parts of Canada and the U.S.

    The declaration, accompanied by a lengthy report featuring examples drawn from Facebook, public spaces and media outlets (among others), alleges that francophobia — a fear of the French language and francophones — is on the rise. Anglophones, the English-language media and some members of the French-language media are fingered as being largely responsible for this trend.

    Now, much of what this document sees as francophobia I would actually call legitimate criticism (for example, commentary in the National Post, The Globe and Mail and The Gazette). I also think some of the campaign’s supporting illustrations — bathroom graffiti, for instance — are a bit dubious. I do agree with the authors, however, that there has been an overall degeneration of political discourse on the Internet. Social media do facilitate a forum for incoherent and hateful commentary. Read the comments below many newspaper articles online (mine included) and you’ll see what I mean.

    What I find puzzling is that the document offers no background or analysis to support its claim. We need to ask a few questions here. First, why a campaign against francophobia and why now? Second, if discrimination against francophones is indeed on the rise — and I’m not saying whether or not it is — then what kind of conditions might have contributed to this trend? To answer these questions, we need to zoom out in terms of focus and look at the broader context.

    This campaign did not originate in Ontario or New Brunswick, where francophones are in the minority. It began in Quebec, where francophones are a powerful majority population. It is also interesting that a Quebec-based campaign against francophobia, organized in co-operation with hardline language groups Société St-Jean-Baptiste, Impératif français and Mouvement Québec français, would surface in the context of the proposed secularism charter (or Charter of Quebec Values, as it was briefly titled). Since the charter was introduced back in September, Quebec’s linguistic, racial, religious and ethnic minorities — the bulk of whom are concentrated in and around Montreal — have been increasingly vocal about the demonstrable rise in intolerance and hostility they have been experiencing, particularly Muslim women who wear the veil.

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    1. My concern is that the emergence of this campaign during the charter discussion becomes a way of deflecting or minimizing the other kinds of hate and discrimination that are being faced by minority groups at this point in time. If members of Uni(e)s contre la francophobie are legitimately seeing an increase in hate against or fear of francophones, then we must work together to open up space in the public debate to have that conversation. But to make that happen, in our diverse society, we also need to be able to talk about where this francophobia may or may not be coming from. We need a shared language — and by “language” here, I don’t mean French or English. I mean a common vocabulary, and a mutual respect for each other’s day-to-day experiences and social realities.

      Mario Beaulieu invites anglophones and, in particular, English-language media to examine their “conscience.” Here is what mine tells me: You cannot denounce one form of hatred or phobia with respect to one population group without understanding how and why it operates in tandem with hatred or phobia with respect to other groups. I will commit to standing shoulder to shoulder beside those who are denouncing francophobia. But here is my caveat: I refuse to do this at the expense of minority groups who are today — in the context of the PQ’s proposed charter of secularism — experiencing violence, racism and intolerance.

      We need to agree that criticizing the political tactics and proposed measures of the minority PQ government is not Quebec-bashing and it is not francophobic. This is called holding your government to account in its responsibility to represent all Quebecers. This is what the media and the public are supposed to do in an engaged, democratic society.

      celine_cooper@yahoo.com
      Twitter: CooperCeline
      © Copyright (c) The Montreal Gazette

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    2. Key sentence in Cooper's piece: "This campaign did not originate in Ontario or New Brunswick, where francophones are in the minority. It began in Quebec, where francophones are a powerful majority population."

      Francophobia it may be, if you stretch the word, but it is a phobia/resentment/hostility towards an enfranchised power-wielding group, or towards some stigmatized and disenfranchised non-power holding group?

      Even though on the continent of North America francophones are a minority, the real question is: do they hold power in Quebec. Letting pequistes frame the debate in terms of minority/majority only while ignoring power relations was a pequiste public relations victory. Because we can't forget that sometimes conditions may arise where power is held and abused by minorities against majorities, e.g. the Afrikaans in South Africa until the early 1990s.

      Is power on the side of the 101 signatories of the francophobia petition? Yes, and it has been since the 1970s. Is power on the side of those the signatories accuse of "francophobia"? No, it isn't and hasn't been ever since the 1970s.

      It is a phobia towards those who wield and abuse power who just happen to be francophones. It is not a phobia towards francophones as such. This is the key point that Beaulieu and his group obscure.

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    3. @adski

      "Is power on the side of the 101 signatories of the francophobia petition? Yes, and it has been since the 1970s. Is power on the side of those the signatories accuse of "francophobia"? No, it isn't and hasn't been ever since the 1970s."

      you seem to forget that quebec is just a province. so no, power is not on the side of the signatories. most of it is in the hand of the roc, another good chunk is in the hands of federalist local powers like lpq and desmarais family. there is not much left for the francophobia petition signatories.

      @the cat

      your article is less bad than what you usually propose. it has obvious flaws though.

      it asks the question "First, why a campaign against francophobia and why now?"

      this is a not so subtle attempt at discrediting the endeavour by trying to lend strategical motives to the document's sponsors. come on mate, why a campaign against francophobia?!?! errr... because it's bad and needs to be rooted out? because bashing on a minority by the country's leading editorials is despicable?!? what a stupid question. the second part is not better: why now? why now?!? how about because the research is completed? because now is a great time to push back the hate talk? yesterday would have been good too, and so would have been tomorrow. by jove is this author petty.

      then this one: "We need to agree that criticizing the political tactics and proposed measures of the minority PQ government is not Quebec-bashing and it is not francophobic."

      we agree. but that's not what the document is about. it doesn't list examples of constructive critics of pq measures. it lists examples of clear quebec bashing. trying to have the later pass for the former is immensely dishonest the cat. your favourite author is trying to wind you up. please resist.

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    4. "This campaign did not originate in Ontario or New Brunswick, where francophones are in the minority. It began in Quebec, where francophones are a powerful majority population."

      In the PQ Bizarro world of perpetual victimhood, there is no need to provide even a semblance of balance with the legislated attacks against anglophones or the violence of the FLQ that have never existed against francophones, ever. So much for credibility of the poor loser bébé làlàs… *again*…

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    5. "it doesn't list examples of constructive critics of pq measures."

      No it lists lots of examples of PQ bashing, which last time I remembered was a political party and not Quebec, nor Quebecers, hence not Quebec bashing. Geeze student get off it, no one is buying that the report is a well documented or researched proof of anything, try as you might you cannot shine this turd, it's just that bad of a document.

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    6. @thatguy

      You can clearly see that we've touched a nerve with student and that she knows WE are right.

      Take a look at the length of her biased, dogmatic missive.

      We never see that kind of output from Student.

      Her retort is not a counter-argument, but a very, very desperate plea for us to go over the sham that is Beaulieu's "report" in the hopes that we might somewhat see it their way.

      Now that's when you know we have the enemy on the ropes.

      JF Lisee seems to be very partial to using the term "K.O." (and English expression, might I add)...yet it seems that we're the ones winding up and getting ready to deliver the devastating final blow that will put this baby to bed once and for all.

      Sweet dreams, seppies. At forty years, you've enjoyed a sweet ride, but now it's time for nature to take its course.

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    7. Any information that supports students ideals only comes around once in a blue moon, so when the SSJB "report" came out student attached to it like crazy without really critically reading it. Unfortunately for student it turned out to be garbage, but after touting it so much it's very hard to admit that it is completely besides the point garbage. The SSJB complained about separatist bashing and tried to put some blame on the English media following the election night shooting, everyone called them nuts, so they changed the name of the report to "Quebec bashing" instead of "separatist bashing" without changing the substance of the report, released it and called it a day.

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    8. "You can clearly see that we've touched a nerve with student and that she knows WE are right."

      ROFL do you know who else say that kind of crap?
      Christian fundamentalists when argued with. I've seen it many times. In their fucked up mind, people arguing with them means that they are right and that those disbelievers cannot stand The Truth with 2 capital T's.

      Please, do yourself a service and don't say such stupid things.

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  25. I just want to say that not all quebecers are like that. I'm personally a quebecers and i consider myself an anglophile, i love the english langage, i read a lot in english, i watch tv in english and i don't feel threatened by the ROC

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    1. Thank you talvrae - I realize most francophones are not like the examples mentioned on this blog but there appears to be some that are empowered by these laws and charters that bring out the worst basic hate and prejudice within our province. People are not bothering to hide these things any longer and that has been the case since the PQ came into power.

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  26. OQLF intervenes after Creole conversation between employees

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Language+police+intervene+after+Creole+conversation/9293543/story.html

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    1. One of my friends was scolded once by one of her pure-laine work colleague because she was speaking on the phone with her husband in her mother tongue and she should speak French only when francophones was around. Apparently
      1. such people like to eavesdrop
      2. do not know that eavesdropping in private conversations is ill-mannered

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    2. And that people is why I would never dare set foot in a francophone hospital. Apparently the language two adults talking to each other in is more important than the care patients receive. Thank god for the English hospital network of Quebec.

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    3. A reminder about another instance of overreaching by francophone employers:

      http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/exclusive-iga-franchise-employees-told-they-can-t-speak-english-to-each-other-1.1343299

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    4. Apparently the problem of the OQLF overstepping its mandate and bullying organizations wasn't fixed by simply replacing the head of the department.

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    5. This like the 17-year old at IGA who got in trouble for speaking English at break time.

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    6. It boggles the mind that these people that complain have nothing better to do with their lives but think about how petty and miserable they can be to others. Do they not see themselves how wrong all of this is? Are there rewards for reporting people not speaking french? What the hell kind of society and culture is this?

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    7. "What the hell kind of society and culture is this?"

      Une culture qui est en mode protection contre l'envahisseur anglais 24 h par jour depuis 400 ans.

      Évidemment que nous aimerions faire autre chose mais à quel prix ?

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    8. Oh boy, you should’ve heard CBC’s Mike Finnerty trying to extract answers from OQLF spokesman Jean-Pierre Leblanc about the latest #OQLFFail this morning. Mike totally nailed him for the Quebec government having to get involved in a private, lunchtime conversation between two employees, all based on an anonymous complaint from a single, unhappy franco-supremacist eavesdropper. You never heard anyone so happy to finally be able get off a call…

      (I know!!! “How did he ever manage to get a civil service job with the Quebec government, especially the OQLF, with a name like that!”, you’re asking yourself…)

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    9. "Une culture qui est en mode protection contre l'envahisseur anglais 24 h par jour depuis 400 ans."

      I didn't realize English was beating down the doors on the first outpost that would eventually become Quebec City. I'm pretty sure they were more concerned about how most of them starved and froze to death. Now if you were referring to Native Americans trying to keep their culture against both invading European countries for 400 years, that would make a bit more sense.

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    10. ""“From what we know and from what we’ve been told, these employees were speaking in Creole during their work hours and they work next to (hospitalized adult) patients. If employees speak in Creole, the (psychiatric patients) could imagine all kinds of things.”""

      This is the true insanity of it all.

      Can you imagine they think that for a francophone to even hear other languages is even "damaging".

      I guess they must be vigilant with the TV. Imagine the murder and rape that would break out if they heard english commercial on their officially french TV.

      First class idiots here in Quebec. Echo chamber of stupid ideas that any normal thinking person would be embarrassed to be associated with. Yet in Quebec they are spewed by politicians and welcomed by the racist masses.

      Imagine if Hitler had been born a Francophone Quebecer, the stuff he would have been able to convince them was normal.

      WWII Germany would look restrained in retrospect.

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    11. Lest we forget and never again - weren't those the slogans after WWII?

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  27. Pauline Marois is making another attempt to blackmail the rest of Canada with her latest threat not to present the Europe-Canada to the National Assembly and therefore never vote on accepting.

    From LaPesse Pas d'entente avec l'Europe sans compensation pour les fromagers, dit Marois

    «L'engagement que j'ai pris auprès de M. Harper, c'est que nous accepterions de présenter cet accord devant l'Assemblée nationale (...) une fois qu'Ottawa aura eu une entente avec nos producteurs de fromage pour une compensation. Tant que nous n'aurons pas cette entente, je ne présenterai pas l'accord et il ne sera pas applicable», a-t-elle prévenu.

    What is she possibly trying to accomplish with this?

    Will she really hold up a free-trade agreement after stating clearly to Europeans that Quebec is a "Free-trade" country?

    Is she really going to tell the other 99% of the economy that the deal is off if the Feds don't get onto their knees and beg.

    Give me a break.

    If I were Stephen Harper, I would call her bluff. He has already promised compensation, but I would do it in such a way that in 5 years it drops to zero.

    Europe is a huge market and Quebec produces some of the best cheeses in the world. Once 300M Europeans get to know the products there will be no shortage of buyers. This free trade deal will be the best gift they could have never even asked for.

    If Marois is looking for another opportunity to shoot herself in the foot - this is it.

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  28. What's really sad is that the RoC does not fully understand the disdain the «Québécois pur laine» have for us. I too don't think many of them understand the colossal piles of cash being sucked from us to THEM. This was a device from the past. Too many Quebec-based PMs who would stand on their heads to satisfy those who cannot be satisfied. A premier who was formerly in the federal cabinet turned on those who elected him into the federal government, but I guess that's politics--two-faced hypocrisy.

    Sadly, aside from Charles Adler and Ezra Levant on a secondary station, there is no embellishment by the English mainstream media against Quebec unlike all the French language networks who embellish their fed bashing, even on the federally funded SRC. On the English counterpart, Don Cherry says one thing that can barely be marginally construed as racist lands him in hot water. Ridiculous!

    Unless and until CTV, CBC and Global start to Quebec bash, it's a losing battle. It's only now some of the printed media is starting to throw punches, but even the Montreal Gazette is a Quisling. Then again, I've always considered the Gazette a rag. There was some salvation when the Gazette was able to easily pick up the Star's best talent when they went down for the third time in 1979, but most of that talent is now history.

    Unless and until the English TV media starts to focus on the Quebec problem, there really is no Quebec problem, is there?

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    1. By AnecTOTE

      @Mr. Saga

      "....... but even the Montreal Gazette is a Quisling. Then again, I've always considered the Gazette a rag...."

      They are ALL rags really, no one practices ethical journalism anymore. They cater to the almighty bottom line. If mainstream media truly valued journalism, and what it should stand for, they would be all over this charter thing, day and night ....French, English and Foreign media...too bad no one realizes what's at stake really.

      This government deserves to be embarrassed on a daily basis for the overt racism it has initiated and keeps perpetuating by not putting this odious bill to rest.

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    2. Oopps *Mr. Sauga...my bad

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    3. Well Mr. Sauga this is where someone outside our province could do some good. Perhaps, instead of writing to your MPs all the time, you could write to the news outlets with your point of view on what is going on here. For some reason, only the newspapers seem to know why, whenever I write to them about the problems here in quebec, they don't get published. Only my own city newspapers publish these letters. It's like there is a conspiracy to keep it all hidden from the ROC. Perhaps if information came from outside quebec they would be more likely to give it some focus. Just a thought.

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    4. "This government deserves to be embarrassed on a daily basis"
      I hope you realize that this is the opposite of ethical journalism.

      http://www.caj.ca/principles-for-ethical-journalism/
      First principle : "We avoid allowing our biases to influence our reporting."

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  29. By AnecTOTE

    What a great Letter. Merci Monsieur Gauthier

    "Letter: Maybe we need a zero-deficit rule to keep politicians responsible

    THE GAZETTE DECEMBER 16, 2013

    "It is sad to say this and I hope it’s not true for all of them: Our elected officials seem to focus their efforts on remaining in office, instead of managing the government. Perhaps a zero deficit rule needs to be enacted (with no creative accounting allowed). When an elected body (federal, provincial, municipal) ends the year having spent more than they took in, every taxpayer should make up the difference at the year end. I think that this would motivate the populace to get rid of a ruling party that can’t manage its finances responsibly.
    Also, politicians wouldn’t waste money on having their cronies conduct useless studies like the provincial study into Employment Insurance. I also doubt that a study would come out in the same year asking for officials to get a raise. I’m tired of watching us going down the tubes."

    Richard Gauthier, Pierrefonds

    © Copyright (c) The Montreal Gazette

    AMEN !

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  30. This is a reply I received to the email below from a retired Francophone history professor at McGill university, it is evident from her reply that the she objects strongly to freedom of speech (the email was not anonymous)

    I don't know you, I don't even know your name, who the hell are you? I don't answer answer anonymous letters. You could benefit from a course in Québec history.





    I am trying to understand exactly what is going on. There is no doubt Quebec is fascist, but the XXXXXXXXXXXX claims to be socialist and supports bill 101. The support of bill 101 is easy - funding (the usual greed and corruption). But why the communist talk? This led me to try and understand the difference between fascism and communism. I think to understand them we have to look at the perceived enemy. For fascists the perceived enemy is a sub-group of the society. For Quebec the non-Francophones, more specifically, the Anglophones are considered a legitimate target for malice, it was ok to destroy and steal their businesses effectively driving out large numbers. For communist societies the enemy is within - dissenters, but it is not quite so clear-cut, look at Delisle's treatment by the Francophone community for having the audacity to suggest in an academic treatise that Quebec is fascist. Why the over reaction, why not an academic debate, because the Francophones are selling themselves as the victims of the Anglophones and justifying their repeated violation of human rights on preserving the culture. They have managed to convince people that to preserve their culture and no other, it is ok to violate human rights. Quebec has a problem, they have persecuted the Anglophones, tried to silence them and their dissenters, but the promised land has not been achieved, the PQ now blame the rest of Canada, they want to separate, but what happens if Quebec does separate - who to blame for the failings of Quebec society. And you, you are a francophone, why take a job at McGill, why not support your fellow francophone at a french speaking university, I shall have to ponder longer.

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    1. It’s not clear from your comment what the original “email below” was. However what is quite apparent is that there is a genuine illness among the minority Quebec nationalists, stoked by 35 years of pequiste dogma, which has still not digested the 400 years of its history. I’m not trying to be facetious.

      Although not apparent on this blog, there is an abundant, heart-warming plethora of antipathy toward pequistes by francophones, something that is vividly apparent on many other fora (and which, in turn, leads like clockwork to the dogmatic, anemic “if you’re anglo, you’re a Quebec-basher and if you’re franco, you’re a traitor” standard pequiste rhetoric).

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    2. Thank you cat for pointing that out, the text below is the original email


      I am trying to understand exactly what is going on. There is no doubt Quebec is fascist, but the XXXXXXXXXXXX claims to be socialist and supports bill 101. The support of bill 101 is easy - funding (the usual greed and corruption). But why the communist talk? This led me to try and understand the difference between fascism and communism. I think to understand them we have to look at the perceived enemy. For fascists the perceived enemy is a sub-group of the society. For Quebec the non-Francophones, more specifically, the Anglophones are considered a legitimate target for malice, it was ok to destroy and steal their businesses effectively driving out large numbers. For communist societies the enemy is within - dissenters, but it is not quite so clear-cut, look at Delisle's treatment by the Francophone community for having the audacity to suggest in an academic treatise that Quebec is fascist. Why the over reaction, why not an academic debate, because the Francophones are selling themselves as the victims of the Anglophones and justifying their repeated violation of human rights on preserving the culture. They have managed to convince people that to preserve their culture and no other, it is ok to violate human rights. Quebec has a problem, they have persecuted the Anglophones, tried to silence them and their dissenters, but the promised land has not been achieved, the PQ now blame the rest of Canada, they want to separate, but what happens if Quebec does separate - who to blame for the failings of Quebec society. And you, you are a francophone, why take a job at McGill, why not support your fellow francophone at a french speaking university, I shall have to ponder longer.



      this is the reply from the retired Mcgill professor of history - 'I don't know you, I don't even know your name, who the hell are you? I don't answer answer anonymous letters. You could benefit from a course in Québec history.'

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    3. Insulting to say the least - why is it they always have to go backwards? It's as if "now" does not matter to any of them. You would think they would want to make their life better but no, not quebec.

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    4. Oh okay, so it should not matter to any of them that there is a strong anti-Québec sentiment?
      Should it not matter because they "deserve it" because of things they have done in the PAST?

      Then how far back are we allowed to go for things to matter? Because if we're allowed to go back, it should very much matter that anglophones have forced francophones into a second-class citizen status for a very long time, especially since as we can see in the comments here, a bunch of people are trying to do the same today by trying to crash Québec by boycotting it.

      Here's what matters : From the moment they set foot here, the anglophones have only been content with the francophones when the later have bent down and docilely submitted to the anglophone's will, tolerating absolutely no uprising of any kind.
      History is repeating itself. You, with your disgusting anglo supremacy, will never change. You deserve all the hate you get you hypocrites.

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  31. By AnecTOTE

    @Cat

    It amuses me when people say let's have a discussion on this or a debate on that, if they were sincere about that I would gladly participate, but political parties in particular. and mainly the PQ, but yes let's lump even the other parties who as well, pander to whoever they can win a vote from, are insincere when it comes to motivations and Agenda for Power. This is my biggest pet-peeve. Introducing devisive bills ON PURPOSE, as the PQ have, to achieve petty little goals that do not serve the interests of ALL Quebecers and especially Quebec is not responsible governance and I don't care what rhetoric you use to manipulate and play people. As I have already mentioned, if this elected minority government would have demonstrated from their first day on the job that what they were completely focused on was solving our economic ills first and foremost, it would have shut us all up. Exhibited a geniuine intention to accomplish the work they were elected for, then I would say, whatever their dogma, they really do have our interests at heart, but essentially, by their actions they have proven they represent only one slice of society and will pander to them, cottle and spoil them like irresponsible parents do with their spoiled children, to the detriment of all the other citizens.

    My dad keeps saying that Quebec is still in its infancy as a people, but the truth is, it is still in the womb.

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    1. "My dad keeps saying ..."

      Votre père est certainement quelqu'un de très intelligent avec un sens de l'observation hors du commun mais j'aimerais tout de même vérifier d'autres sources d'information,vous devriez en faire tout autant.

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  32. A naughty moose:
    Shame on all of you for speaking and thinking in English. Don't you get it, the poor francophones are being overrun by this minority. They need all the help they can get. This strong, proud, open minded, culture needs your help to over power this weak, meek, cookie cutter society they call Anglophones. Help out. Speak French! Think French!
    ROC please send transfer payments.

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  33. Hollande vante la laïcité proposée par Marois

    http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/201312/17/01-4721847-hollande-vante-la-laicite-proposee-par-marois.php

    Excellent!

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    1. So the president of France supports a Quebec law, which is based off of a current French law? Truly shocking.

      http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politique-quebecoise/201312/13/01-4720644-la-laicite-francaise-une-inspiration-pour-marois.php

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    2. "François Hollande's popularity now stands at 15 per cent amongst French public The French president's approval rating hits a new low as regional governments warn of 'dangerous climate' " http://is.gd/AC8u44

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    3. Dangerous is right - rioting in the streets is what they are looking for and will probably get as the country goes into more economic difficulty and their racist laws are enacted. Maybe that's what will smarten our own quebec culture up - seeing France in total disarray. Instead of sucking up to them, they should be sucking up to the Canadian and US govt by which they are surrounded but no that makes too much sense. Mind you, the blackmail techniques they have been using here for so long seem to work well enough but hopefully Harper will not fall for any of this guff that they dish out all the time. So tired of seeing quebec catered to over and above our other "deserving" provinces.

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  34. Ceci n'est pas du Québec "bashing"...

    "Marc Wigle

    If the rest of the country felt the same way, we'd shut the PQ and their supporters down very quickly. Desjardins is across the country as well and many people support them without thinking who they're supporting. Same with the real estate arm of Bentall... owned by the Caisse. It's time that all Canadians knew who they were dealing with and stopped. For people who dislike Quebec so much and won't shop here or visit, maybe they should stop supporting Quebec indirectly as well. It would go a long way to kicking Quebec where it counts."

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    1. Way to go Marc! Shine more and more light on these miscreants. Can't wait for the whole world to wake up and learn what quebec "culture" and "protection" is all about. And you will notice folks - it's not bashing quebec per se but bashing the PQ and their supporters so stop crying about it.

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    2. I'm all for Canadians in the rest of Canada boycotting Quebec but at the same time they need to get rid of the transfer payments that make up the difference as far as the Quebec provincial treasury is concerned.

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    3. I think that's a great idea.

      A list of companies to boycott with a Quebec connection or head office in Quebec.

      Sun Media, Desjardins, Quebecor, Bell, Videotron, Cogeco...feel free to ad to the list.

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    4. I stopped doing business with Belair Insurance. I told them that I will not do business with a Quebec-based company. They did not accept that answer and wanted the "real" reason for dumping them. They tried to convince me that they have 2 head offices - 1 in Montreal and 1 in Toronto.

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    5. Wish I had the luxury but I cancelled Videotron and switched to Bell because of the separatist owner of Videotron. We have no other choices here in our area but the two so I went with Bell - at least Bell is all over Canada so some of my money is not being wasted in this province.

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    6. I used to go through Bell Hell in Montreal but I switched back to Primus, who I had when I lived in Ottawa. The company is U.S. based with Primus Canada headquartered in Toronto. www.primus.ca

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    7. ROFL.
      You lot totally are the bully the OP's little story is talking about.
      Go learn some actual history.
      French-Canadians started out as second class citizens in Canada, only to finally take a stand and improve their condition starting the 60's and what do YOU want to do?
      Send them back to pre-60's socioeconomical conditions?
      You are a bunch of fucking disgusting people. The hate you get is totally deserved and you should shut the fuck up and take it if you want to pull that sort of shit.

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  35. @S.R.
    Is Marc Wigle all of English media or some guy's comment?

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  36. http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/concordia-university-denounces-proposed-charter-of-values-1.1597528

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  37. I speak to all sorts of people who tell me the same thing. I won't shop in Quebec, I won't visit Quebec, I won't live there... yet they purchase products and services daily from Quebec-based companies. We will never stop the PQ on our own in Quebec because we're just too small of a population. They want us out and will do whatever is necessary to get rid of us If we harnessed the power of our friends and families across the country to stop buying from Quebec-based companies, then we'd see some action. We also need the power of the rich Anglo residents of Quebec to stand up to the PQ. I've been a lifetime fan of the Montreal Canadians but it REALLY pisses me off that only Centre Bell is painted on centre ice. It's time that the Molsons stood up for us and put some English on the ice as well. They're almost as bad as the retailers at Fairview... what the hell are they scared of?

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  38. http://globalnews.ca/news/1036215/inquiry-into-student-crisis-will-cost-close-to-1-million/

    The joke that Quebec is with the PQ in charge - more money wasted on the inquiry about student protests.

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    1. A joke is right - they spend money like drunken sailors and travel the world at our expense but our economy is the pits. When are the people of quebec going to smarten up and see what's staring them in the face?

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  39. You know what, we should come up with a Canada-bashing report. Exhibit 1: Lisée associating Canada with a cancer.
    http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/394951/les-quebecois-sont-souverains-et-le-canada-est-un-corps-etranger-selon-lisee

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  40. Trampling the Canadian flag. Or "red rag" as Bernard Laundry calls it. I read that Laundry might consider being leader of the Bloc as the other leader quit. Would he be able to tolerate sitting in a federal parliament? Yes of course - anything for money!

    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/archives/sunnews/canada/2012/12/20121204-114053.html

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    1. lolllllllllllllll and so true...its all about the money...

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  41. Remember that cell app that the SSJB created to rate French-compliant stores? Here's a list of stores. In other words - stores to avoid. What a short list - they must have given up! Hmm ... maybe I'm Quebec bashing if I don't shop at these stores ...

    http://acheteenfrancais.com/top-entreprises/

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  42. Continuer a nous basher, vous nous donnez des munitions

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  43. Oh THAT's right! Because the anglophones didn't deserve to be bashed for treating french-canadians like second-class citizens from the moment they set foot here up until the Quiet Revolution which was no more than 54 years ago?

    You totally deserved it. You are the bully who you're talking about in your little story. Which also makes you a huge fucking hypocrite.
    And of course you will disagree and deny that French-Canadians have ever been treated as second class citizens in Canada. As they say, history is written by the victors. I have no doubt that the history books you have read have conveniently left out all the shit the anglophones did and that you have absolutely no idea of the struggles that french-canadians had to face still no so long ago. I have no doubt that you don't think that "speak white" was actually a slur that was regularly thrown at french-canadians and then that you don't understand why bill 101 was voted.

    You have ABSOLUTELY NO moral high ground on which to stand here to call out anglo and Canada bashing in Québec. You have been dirtier from the start to the end.

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    1. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/quebec-since-confederation/

      History - Learn it.

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