Will you take the following pledges?

Updated March 20, 2016

If you are pleased with how things are in Quebec, please stop reading this page immediately!

IF you are NOT pleased, Please SHARE!

I solemnly swear that:

1) I will not vacation anywhere in Quebec as long as long as Quebec treats English speakers as a disease. If I wish to have a vacation close to home I will go to Ontario or the US. I will encourage all those outside of Quebec to stay away from Quebec, and not support its racist language laws by spending $$$ here.

2) I will no longer purchase lottery tickets in QC or go to any casino in Quebec. If I have the urge I will go to a movie theater or watch a film on Netflix  instead!

3) I will not purchase wine, liquor or beer in Quebec. I will purchase what I need in Ontario or the US. The same goes for tobacco products (duty free).

4) I will limit my purchases in Quebec in order to avoid supporting the Office de la Langue Francaise and the anti-English laws of Quebec, to the basic essentials only. For everything else, I will make every effort to shop in Ontario, the US and online, so that I can avoid paying sales taxes in QC!

5) Why does the Government of Quebec advertise that people should not work “under the table”? The loss of revenue hurts!!!!! 🙂 If the loss of revenue hurts the Government of Quebec; but helps the people of Quebec, is it really a bad thing? 🙂 I swear that I will avoid paying taxes in QC by dealing with others, “under the table”.

 

Wine in Ontario is generally 10% less than in QC. As long as QC does not welcome bilingualism it can do without our bilingual $$$. Since Sept 1/13 I have not purchased any wine/liquor or beer in QC or for that matter lottery tickets either. We are in Ottawa every month and bring back wine. Sales taxes in ON are 2% less than Quebec. We proudly avoid shopping in QC, except for our basic needs, and we happily save money by doing so!

Will we be putting mom and pop stores out of business? “NO!” We shop at major retailers in the US/ON and avoid ones in QC that refuse to put up bilingual signs. We pay enough in taxes to QC and we do not feel that we owe QC anything, for being treated as second class citizens.

DO You owe Quebec anything for how they treat you?

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If you value your rights and freedoms, as proud Canadians, now is the time to show this government that we will not go quietly into the night!

Join in and fight against the linguistic racism of the PQ! Take the pledge

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‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.’  Thomas Paine

Is it is time yet to stop being a chicken, to stop talking/complaining, and to actually do something constructive, such as forwarding/sharing and following this blog? “Everyone likes to talk about the weather, but few do anything to change it.”

Please feel free to send this site to your Member of the “National Assembly” http://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/deputes/

Here is a petition that you are encouraged to sign once and SHARE often! http://petitions.moveon.org/dashboard.html?petition_id=93785 Well over 20,000 have signed!!

The following is a Cabinet Minister from Quebec, making a fool of herself years ago on CBS! In recent weeks (Oct-Dec/2012) people in Quebec have been physically attacked for speaking English in public! One person has been charged with attempted murder. In one case, someone who threatened the life of an English Rights activist was not even sent to jail. Does Quebec sound like the type of place where you would like to vacation? 🙂

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37 thoughts on “Will you take the following pledges?

  1. Congratulations! Finally a concrete way how everyone can fight back! I will be pleased to avoid shopping in QC! I am sharing this via Facebook and Twitter.

  2. The author writes:

    “I will not vacation anywhere in Quebec as long as the PQ is in power.. ”

    What about the Liberals? They fully support Bill 101…why is your promise not to vacation in Quebec limited to when the PQ is in power?

    • The tactic is simply to target a single enemy at a time. We all know that when the Liberals return to power that those who began to boycott QC, will continue to do so. Why would anyone want to go and ski at Tremblant/Mont Ste-Anne when it costs less to ski in the US. The time to bleed QC whenever, wherever we can, is long, long overdue!!! Please spread the blog and let the hemorrhage work!

    • Several yrs ago we planned to go to the Gaspe for a summer vacation. During the planning stages I received an email from the QC govt advising me that they did not have to respond to me in English. I told them to take their friggen language and shove it up their friggen a** and advised that we would vacation in Maine where people had respect for each other. (My reply was copied to many MNAs and to Bonjour QC.) The only vacation that I have since spent in QC was 4 nites with a discount coupon at Mont Ste-Anne last winter. We will spend 7 days skiing in VT in a couple of weeks, and 2 nites in NH in March. Next summer we will take an Alaskan cruise and hike in BC/AB after the cruise. I avoid shopping (taxable items) in QC whenever possible, for one living here in QC to do so. As far as overnight stays-only when it suits my wallet. :o)

  3. The author writes:

    “…and the racist laws passed by the PQ…”

    We are dead in the water as long as we limit our protest to the PQ. The Liberals are EQUALLY responsible for the language laws (they passed the first ones) and, when in power, do NOTHING to get rid of the ones passed by the PQ. Indeed, the Liberals are the greater danger because we (the federalists) get sucked into voting for them.

    • The blog refers to the current govt. When the Liberals (sorry Irwin Rappoport) get back into power, I will continue to avoid shopping in this godforsaken province! :o)

  4. The PQ is making Quebec a ghetto province along with being a welfare one. I’m ashamed to say I come from here and our Federal Govn’t even turns their backs on us. They are too chicken to take on the PQ..

  5. Thanks PQ to you…. Quebec has gone to the dogs!!! You with your language police antics etc… we are fed up. I am a proud Canadian living in my country, Canada!!!

  6. Some day, just maybe some day it would be nice if the truth finally came out about Trudeau”s deception, this fraud that was forced upon the country. Yes his charter of wrongs and restrictions.

    Some of what really went on was printed in French in Quebec, but the brain dead media outside kebec refuse to talk about the truth. They refuse to discuss the lies, the main reason this charter was forced upon the country in the first place. All we get outside kebec is spin, BS and more spin, all lies.

    You have to fully understand who this person was. Trudeau was an anti-English language metis (he was not French) bigot. He despised out real BNA history. He was anti-Semitic, hid in a monastery during the war, supported separatism, supported a French only Kebec, supported the banning of the English language in Kebec, while forcing the French language all across the country. He bragged about doing this. He bragged and wrote about turning Canada into a french nation…he truly was a despicable, conniving, dishonest man. Go do some research, his true feelings are in print.

    Taking all this into consideration, why do you think he forced this French style charter on the country and why do you think his good friend Levesque did not sign it? This was planned all along. Create chaos in kebec and Ottawa…force everyone but kebec to sign it… There was nothing wrong with the BNA act, our original constitution.

    People keep saying that it was not signed by kebec (original spelling). Well now, Trudeau, Chretien and Ouellette are the only people to sign it, all from Kebec. It came from Kebec, Trudeu and gang of anti-English language, anti BNA bigots are the ones who came up with the idea in the first place. Yes indeed, force the rest of the country to fund whatever the French demand, enshrine it in the constitution, force bilingualism, multiculturalism on the rest of the country but don’t dare try and force this crap on kebec, no, no ST, not for our beloved Quebec

    “French power” folks, this is the term brought to Ottawa by Trudeau and his gang from Kebec, Marchand, Pelletier and the rest. They bragged about it and did it. You can find their quotes bragging about this online. I have read them myself.

    The simple facts are as more francophone’s get hired for all government positions less and less English speakers are working for their own governments across the country. Don’t believe me; Go check the stats for yourself. Francophone’s are grossly over-represented in all levels of government including hospitals, law, policing…etc. No fairness, no representation by population. They call it bilingualism, yet the term is never defined on purpose and believe me it doesn’t mean fluency in 2 languages in Canada, at least to the French it doesn’t. No political party will speak for the English speaking majority in this province and/or country. Practical bilingualism, where numbers warrant… is never defined on purpose. In Ontario, and New Brunswick it now means segregation. Nice eh? The French (they are actually metis, a mixed race, a mongrel, a mutt…not french) are demanding French only facilities all over the province, not bilingual, French only. $ Bilingualism is really nothing more then a hiring quota for francophone’s and that is a fact…just ask yourself, why are francophone’s over-represented in all government jobs and how come more and more positions are being designated bilingual all the time? And just as important, how come they are NOT fluently bilingual? Some can barely speak English!

    “Conservatives” have allowed all of these expensive, divisive liberal polices, and departments to remain. How come?

    Until the charter is repealed and we go back to our original constitution, the BNA act, this country will continue to be divided, will continue to further and further into debt, will continue to live the lie of being a bilingual country, and all the spin and propaganda that has come with it, yes the linguistic duality lie, the 2 founding nations lie, the french only Kebec lie…See what he really did? We have lived this lie for 30 years now and its about time someone starts speaking the truth openly about what really went on in regards to the forcing of this mess, Trudeau and Kebecs charter of rights and freedoms. We have fewer rights and less freedoms now because of this hoax, this fraud.

    Don’t believe me folks, educate yourselves please. I suggest people get a hold of a few books -The monstrous trick, His pride, our fall, The tragedy of Quebec and Conning the Canadians to fully understand what has gone on Canada in the last 40 years. You might be shocked but it’s the truth. You will not hear any of this in the mainstream media; they are just too dumb and/or lazy to print the truth, the facts.

    Repeal the charter and everything connected to it, such as the expensive, phony divisive bilingual, multicultural, rights BS and fix all that is wrong with Canada.

  7. With the slow and incessant take over of the ROC by the Francophones well underway (jobs only available to the bilingual/ French minority, government representation 65 % plus for Bilingual/French PS etc etc) it is time to pose the ultimate question to the powers that be in Quebec. The Question is: Do you consider Quebec a Canadian province?

    If YES, then the Canadian flag and the common language of this country MUST be respected.

    If the answer is NO then the ROC must proceed immediately with a method and plan for a vote re: the cessation of Quebec being a province of Canada entitled to transfer payments and ALL other revenue by loyal Canadian tax payers.

    We MUST NOT allow any further frenchification of this country or we face the REAL prospect that Canada will soon be a French dominated and French run country with Anglophones as second class citizens similar to how Anglophones are treated RIGHT now in the “province” of Quebec.

    Please view my YouTube page for more info.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/edudyorlik?feature=mhee

    And have a look at this video particularly for starters

  8. SEVERAL YRS AGO WE PLANNED TO GO TO THE GASPE FOR A SUMMER VACATION. DURING THE PLANNING STAGES I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM THE QC GOVT ADVISING ME THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE TO RESPOND TO ME IN ENGLISH.

    Several years ago, we got a similar message from the Ontario government except that they couldn’t respond to us in French. I didn’t bother to reply but since then, we vacation in Maine or elsewhere in the U.S. Voilà an example of “full Anglophone” solidarity: We vacation outside of Canada.

    I WILL NOT VACATION ANYWHERE IN QUEBEC AS LONG AS THE PQ IS IN POWER.

    I promise we will not vacation anywhere in the ROC (Rest Of Canada) as long as people like you are spreading this kind of propaganda.

    You see, I’m being polite, no excessive language like: garbage, little minds, friggen a**, bigot(s), anti-Semitic, racist, dishonest, a mongrel, a mutt, lie, fraud, …

    AND JUST AS IMPORTANT, HOW COME THEY ARE NOT FLUENTLY BILINGUAL? SOME CAN BARELY SPEAK ENGLISH!

    If some of you could at least “BARELY SPEAK” French, you wouldn’t be hanging around here complaining about bygone times.

    I love New Hampshire, I love dinosaurs… in the museum.

    • Propaganda Sylvain? What propaganda? Did you enjoy the videos of Parizeau and Beaudoin making themselves look like fools? Fluently bilingual? The overwhelming majority of Quebec Anglos are fluently bilingual. I get along wonderfully with my French speaking friends. My brother-in-law is French. Quebec nationalism is xenophobic. Go read Esther Delisle’s thesis. Laval did not want to give her a PhD as she embarrassed too many nationalists for proving that Lionel Groulx was a racist. Que3becois society is a sociological basket case. Its broke, so go fix it instead of inventing problems qui n’existe plus.

      • Groulx was an anti-semite, we know. He is dead since 1968. That’s before the language laws you decry were adopted. As it is, those language laws are less intolerant as those of New Hampshire and France, to take just two examples. Other-language universities they have in Quebec such as McGill and Concordia are unthinkable of under the laws of NH and France. Same thing as far as public pre-university schooling for a minority or otherwise is concerned. So, why not let them have a French-only confederal constituent nationhood as long as the ROC remains solidly English and as long as only the Feds have to be bilingual, as they do in Switzerland, for example. And if it sucks to have a bilingual confederacy, why don’t you get out of it and leave the Frenchies in their sh*t; or at least you could be an activist for the cause of separation from Quebec instead of whining around here about how bad Quebec really is… Unless you want us to stormtroop into Quebec and set things right.

      • sylvain, you say the language laws in New Hampshire are worse than those in Quebec.

        Do you have a link to them or can you cite them so that we may examine whether they are worse?

        Thanks.

      • Come on boy, you can do better than that. I’m not in Burlington, just because a dynamic IP address points to a Cogeco server. I’m on Skype WiFi if that can be a hint. Anyway, even if I were right now in Burlington, it wouldn’t mean that I live there, n’est-ce pas?

        You don’t have to be a already lawyer to get admitted to the Barreau. To become a lawyer, you’ve got first of all to have a LL.B. degree (or more) from an accredited university, get subsequently admitted to the École du Barreau, pass their exams and find yourself a milieu de stage. You become a lawyer after having satisfied those requirements and gone through the modalités d’inscription du Barreau, etc.

  9. What kind of society names a Metro station, a CEGEP, a street, a university building and more in honour of a racist? I do not respect such a society. I simply hold my nose. What difference does it make in what year the language laws were enacted. I just returned from NH+VT. There was a sign on a door at a place that we went to in NH. It mentioned “Bienvenue Quebecois”. If there were a sign on a door in QC that said “Welcome Americans” the retailer could be fined! You really do not have any clue as far as what is legal in NH and France with regard to universities. You need to invent things to justify your “case”. You have lost your credibility! Here is one of the English languages universities in France http://www.aup.edu/ There is at least one other. As far as leaving Quebec, why don’t you return to France? I like it here in the pouriture of North America, with people such as yourself who would tell native North Americans to leave if they do not welcome the situation in this godforsaken excuse for a province! :o)

    • The AUP is accredited in the US, not in France:

      http://www.aup.edu/main/about/accreditation.htm

      which means you can’t get a job in France, teaching for example, with a degree from the AUP.

      As for Groulx, as I said, he was an anti-semite (which is precisely Delisle’s point), not a Canada bashing fool in comparison to the Quebec-bashing (bashing the “frogs” with their “language of pig alley”) that was going on in Alberta (my home province) in the pre-1968 days. And as it is, Delisle got her doctorate anyway, “avec les félicitations du jury”. She not only told me so but it’s on her curriculum at LinkedIn.

      Anyway, on what sort of credibility do YOU base your extravagant claims to justify your “case”? I got a LL.M. in international law and a Ph.D. in anthropology.

      Maybe you ought to wind down a bit before asking people to return from where they came from.

      Best,

      • I seem to recall that the point that you tried to make was that Quebec is special in so far as it allows for universities in other languages aside from French. I correctly pointed out that you were incorrect.. Concede? If you see Esther give her my best. When we met at the premier of Scott’s film about her, I told her “In what I do, I have learned not to have too much respect for too many, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for you.” I made no “extravagant claims”. As far as my credibility is concerned, thanks for asking. When I applied for my first real job it was through an industrial psychologist. He told me that I had “an extremely high IQ”! In spite of that I was terrible in school. Yrs later I decided to get tested for something that I figured that I must have. Sure enough I did and when I was asked about my life and what I had accomplished, I was told with big smiles upon their faces, “You have the best case scenario!” Go Google: Benefits of ADD There is a good reason why my concepts are used around the world with great success. I come up many ideas that fly right over the heads of highly educated individuals, such as yourself, because their levels of intelligence do not approach that of mine. Even a lawyer with a PhD in Anthropology should be aware of the fact that intelligence is not defined as how many degrees one has upon their wall. My son and daughter-in-law both have their PhDs and while they may have expertise in their fields they do not have my abilities. 🙂

        Sent from my BlackBerry http://www.blackberry.com

  10. Reply to Tony Kondaks:
    The TLFQ has a large section devoted to “Aménagement linguistique dans le monde”. The NH laws are here: http://www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/axl/amnord/newhampshire-lois.htm

    Reply to Pafmurray:
    There is absolutely nothing to concede here on my part. The rather odd example of an other-language university in France you were able to come up with is is the American University of Paris which, as I demonstrated with a link in my previous post, is a university of one thousand students with a degree program that has absolutely no validity within France. Besides the US, their degrees are recognized “in Saudi Arabia, Norway, and Turkey”. Imagine the status of McGill University changing from a fully recognized university of 35 000 students whose graduates may get a job anywhere in Quebec to the status of a university of 1 000 students whose graduates have, at best, job opportunities in the US, Saudi Arabia, Norway and Turkey?

    As for the rest, may I remind you that it was you putting in doubt my credibility; it’s only fair that I should worry about the adequacy of your abilities and in particular your ability to know when ideas may fly right over the head of others.

    • Sorry but you are being intellectually dishonest. Size or accreditation was not mentioned in your initial statement, and besides there are at least 2 (TWO) English language universities in France. You can’t change the rules as you lose in a discussion. As far as ideas flying over the heads of others, I am sorry but this is something that I have been witnessing first hand for 25 yrs. Ideas that I had in 1988+89 are now referred to as being innovative. 24/25 yrs they were innovative, but today? 🙂 As far as NH is concerned. it was not too long ago that in QC it was illegal to open a retail outlet on a Sunday. Every jurisdiction has their ridiculous laws from the past. In Quebec we excel in having ridiculous laws made in the present!

      Sent from my BlackBerry® http://www.blackberry.com

    • Sylvain,
      I looked at the site. The New Hampshire law is not a “language law” per se, and certainly not anything like Bill 101. The NH law establishes English as an official language of that state and ONLY applies to government services. Nor is there anything discriminatory in it as there is in Bill 101.
      Bill 101 attempts to influence the areas of Quebec society dealing with NON-governmental services and, as such, violates human rights. The NH law does no such thing.

      • Good point Tony. I wonder if Sylvain will now concede to both of us. Based on his educatoion/expertise I thought that he may have you, but in the end it is intelligence, and not education that will prevail. :o)

      • Good point Tony. I wonder if Sylvain will now concede to both of us. Based on his education/expertise I thought that he may have had you, 🙂

  11. Paffmurray’s accusation: “Sorry but you are being intellectually dishonest. Size or accreditation was not mentioned in your initial statement..”

    My initial statement: “The AUP is accredited in the US, not in France:

    http://www.aup.edu/main/about/accreditation.htm

    which means you can’t get a job in France, teaching for example, with a degree from the AUP.”

    If such weren’t enough, clicking on the link provided not only confirms size or accreditation of the American University in Paris but also lets you see that the AUP operates completely outside the French system of higher education, with absolutely no subsidies from the government. In comparison, McGill and Concordia monopolize 30% of the Quebec government’s budget for higher education which is three times more than demographics would warrant. But I suppose, you won’t answer or concede anything here as you usually do when confronted with facts.

    To get back to anti-Semitism in Quebec (which doesn’t coincide with anti-English racism): While, in the Thirties, the University of Montreal was trying hard to curb Lionel Groulx’s stance on Jews, McGill University imposed special admission requirements and quotas to keep down the number of Jewish students. Worse than that, Mackenzie King, the ROC’s prime minister for much of the interwar and postwar periods, expressed his own prejudice against Jews and, in his diaries, his admiration for Hitler. Will you ask the MacKenzie King OC Transpo station in Ottawa to be renamed or will you resort, as you have been doing so for the past 25 years, to dishonesty charges to be innovative “again”?

    I’m a Jew from Alberta, born into a family where neither French nor English was the language of my parents. If you dared read Janine Stingel’s book on Social Credit anti-Semitism or any recent article in the Jewish press about rampant anti-Semitism in today’s Alberta, notably the Wild Rose controversies, you won’t be surprised why I would want to leave my home province, heaven to you as compared to Quebec, and settle elsewhere with no hope for return, your expressed wish to send me back to where I came from not withstanding. I learned my French in the U.S.A. and, after completing my education, got a job in Quebec, contrary to what one would expect reading your propaganda line. I have never met a situation where discrimination could have been apprehended though, admittedly, no English in Quebec and no French in New Hampshire hasn’t been a problem to me. I’m therefore understandably sensitive when it comes to accusations of racism in Quebec, particularly when it come from people I suspect of catering to the “Englisch über alles” fanatical fringe.

    NH language laws are not just some “ridiculous laws from the past” that “every jurisdiction has”. As Tony Kondaks has it, “The New Hampshire law is not a “language law” per se, and certainly not anything like Bill 101. The NH law establishes English as an official language of that state and ONLY applies to government services. Nor is there anything discriminatory in it as there is in Bill 101.” It means that, as a summer resident of NH, the government there communicates with me in English only and business in the courts is conducted in English only even when an interpreter is or may be required. English is also the only language of public instruction. In Quebec, Bill 101 requires the government to communicate with its citizens in the language of their choice; and court proceedings may be entirely in English as the case of your friend Richard Henry Bain amply demonstrates. And English is a language of government supported instruction on all levels of education.

    In short, I’m ready to recommend restricting French only legislation and policies to government services only, like in NH, and let go of everything else that might irritate you. It’s an offer you can’t refuse! Who’s seconding?

    Oh, I forgot, it’s Friday: SHABBAT SHALOM, my friends.

    • Sylvain; I was referring to your initial and not subsequent comment. It is funny that you mention MacKenzie King as 12.5 yrs ago I met with the SSJB and ask that they support the removal of Groulx’s name from the Metro, etc. and at the same time, King’s face from the $50 bill. Everything that you bring up is fine and dandy but you are going off on so many different tangents. This blog exists for a single purpose alone. We are not here to solve the problems of anti-semitism, which of course exist everywhere.

      As far as the disproportionate support of McGill, etc., the reality of QC is that Anglos pay a disproportionate % of the taxes (40% according to the editor of The Suburban who I believe got the figure from QC’s Minister of Revenue). If you happen to practice law in QC it may be an idea to register with the Barreau as your name does not appear. As you are familiar with Linked In, I am amused that your name/education does not seem to appear there either. Have a nice day!

    • Sylvain; I was referring to your initial and not subsequent comment. It is funny that you mention MacKenzie King as 12.5 yrs ago I met with the SSJB and asked that they support the removal of Groulx’s name from the Metro, etc. and at the same time, King’s face from the $50 bill. Everything that you bring up is fine and dandy but you are going off on so many different tangents. This blog exists for a single purpose alone. We are not here to solve the problems of anti-semitism, which of course exist everywhere.

      As far as the disproportionate support of McGill, etc., the reality of QC is that Anglos pay a disproportionate % of the taxes (40% according to the editor of The Suburban who I believe got the figure from QC’s Minister of Revenue). If you happen to practice law in QC it may be an idea to register with the Barreau as your name does not appear. As you are familiar with Linked In, I am amused that your name/education does not seem to appear there either. Have a nice day!

      • As I suspected, you won’t second my proposition, eeling your way out of answering here anything tangible to the questions I raise. Sure enough, your blog exists for one single purpose alone: QUEBEC BASHING. You remind me of a mad dog, you won’t let go, and nothing what might be contributed here by any one will convince you otherwise: Quebec is a racist society and racism elsewhere in Canada must be excused because it’s of a nature “which of course exist everywhere”. We are not here to solve such problems because you don’t want any problems to be solved except if it means sending the French back to France and making Canada into a country with one common language from coast to coast: ENGLISH.

        I see I wasn’t the only one to check out who’s behind things, you checked me out too.

        I never said I am or ever was or would want to be a registered lawyer with the Barreau in Quebec, degrees and experience elsewhere not withstanding.

        Reply to Tony Kondaks

        http://www.whycanadamustend.com

        At least you have a solution I can respect and possibly support. Thanks for debating.

    • Sylvain writes:

      “In short, I’m ready to recommend restricting French only legislation and policies to government services only, like in NH, and let go of everything else that might irritate you. It’s an offer you can’t refuse! Who’s seconding?”

      If you were to do that, Sylvain, you would be rejecting the “distinct” nature of Quebec as well as assymetrical federalism.

      Are you against assymetrical federalism? Are you against Quebec being a distinct society?

      This assymetry is reflected in the B.N.A.Act which created the province of Quebec which was intended to be an officially bilingual country. Too often, today, this distinctiveness or assymetry is only defined in terms of those powers or qualities that emphasize the “Frenchness” of Quebec and quite forgets that this distinctiveness includes an “equality of nations” between Canada and Quebec. That is, only two entities were supposed to have two official languages with the creation of the nation of Canada: the federal government and the provincial government of Quebec.

      I always find it amusing how Quebec nationalists are quick to always claim distinctiveness for Quebec when it comes to powers they want that will emphasize French-language values but when it comes to features that will give rights and freedoms to anglophones those very same nationalists quickly cliam that Quebec is just a province like any others and, gee, why should anglos get powers that francophones in other provinces don’t have?

      Please make up your mind, Sylvain; either Quebec is a “glorious nation” with distinctive features and values unlike other provinces — or — they are a province like any others.

  12. Sylvain; As you live in Burlington Ontario there would be no reason for you to be a member of the Barreau anyways, but then of course one has to be a lawyer to be a member of the Barreau! 🙂

    • Come on boy, you can do better than that. I’m not in Burlington, just because a dynamic IP address points to a Cogeco server. I’m on Skype WiFi if that can be a hint. Anyway, even if I were right now in Burlington, it wouldn’t mean that I live there, n’est-ce pas?

      You don’t have to be a already lawyer to get admitted to the Barreau. To become a lawyer, you’ve got first of all to have a LL.B. degree (or more) from an accredited university, get subsequently admitted to the École du Barreau, pass their exams and find yourself a milieu de stage. You become a lawyer after having satisfied those requirements and gone through the modalités d’inscription du Barreau, etc.

  13. Now this is in response to the Quebec Soccer Federation`s ban on turbans and yarmulkas on the soccer field .This is another racist xenophobic decision to exclude the “ eux autres“ , and of course backed by Pauline Marois. I am joining your boycott. Telling a child that he or she cannot
    play the beautiful game because of the head dress he or she wears is downright racist and ignorant. I am glad that the Canadian Soccer Association is wearing their big boy pants.
    Martin Sebastian – Je me souviens.

  14. I will no longer vacation in QC as long as the PQ is in power!!

    I will stop being ville de Montreals cash cow by getting 2-5 parking tickets a month!!

    I will ONLY shop across the boarders. Even for food.

    ALL family outings will be turned into day or overnight outings. Ex: Ski across the US border. Amusment parks/water slides and camping in ONTARIO!!

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