IS SOMETHING ROTTEN AT THE SAQ?

UPDATED March 21/17

WE INVITE YOU TO BOYCOTT THE SAQ!

WHY?

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Minorities are treated like dirt by Quebec and that has to change!

The ONLY way to improve Quebec, is through its wallet!

Its Now or Never!

In Ontario, LCBO’s (LCBO=SAQ) post bilingual signs!*

In Quebec there are NO bilingual signs at any SAQ.

There are almost three times the number of Anglos in QC than Francos in ON!!

In April/16 we asked the SAQ to post bilingual signs in areas where a min. of 25% are English mother tongue.

First they replied that they were not allowed. (They lied!) Our lawyer sent them the law that showed that just like any other business in QC, they were allowed!

The V-P Legal Affairs of the SAQ then promised a reply.

FIVE MONTHS LATER THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE SAQ FINALLY RESPONDED. SHE HAD THE UNMITIGATED GALL, TO IGNORE A SIMPLE REQUEST FOR EVEN LESS RESPECT THAN ONTARIO SHOWS FOR THEIR FRANCO MINORITY!!!

THOUSANDS ARE BOYCOTTING THE SAQ!!

PLEASE JOIN THEM AND SPREAD THE WORD!!

No bilingual signs in areas where 25% or more are Anglo = no respect for minorities, and that should mean no alcohol purchases by ANYONE, ANYWHERE in Quebec!

The LCBO posts bilingual signs wherever a MINIMUM of 10% of the locals are French mother tongue! *

Our simple request that the SAQ post bilingually where 25% are English-speaking, was ignored!

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Please tell the SAQ that you will boycott the SAQ (ALL booze sold anywhere in QC) and purchase your wine and liquor in Ontario!!!

Alternately, please tell the SAQ that you will cut down or even give up drinking entirely! (Only alcoholics actually need to drink!)

On the following link (contact form), please choose SERVICE/COURTESY. Leave “phone number” blank and tell them that you are boycotting the SAQ until bilingual signs appear as is allowed by law: https://www.saq.com/content/SAQ/en/a-propos/pour-nous-joindre.html

Please note that the SAQ has not been honest in their replies, AND will obfuscate in order to try and sabotage the boycott.

The Boycott of the SAQ is now very widespread. Demonstrations have commenced and advertising will soon begin.

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT A BOYCOTT OF THE SAQ CAN ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH

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Should the SAQ* be embarrassed? Is it time to STOP purchasing wine/liquor/beer in Quebec?

In Ontario, bilingual signs hang in 112 of the 634 LCBO* outlets.

In Greater Toronto where 1.6% of the population are French mother tongue, the LCBOs all have bilingual signs!

In the West Island of Montreal, where 48% are English mother tongue, the SAQ has absolutely NO bilingual signs!!

We find that disgusting in view of Ontario’s policy and hundreds of people have asked the SAQ for their reason(s) for not posting bilingual signs!

The SAQ lawyer advised ( April 11) after citing some articles of the Quebec Language Charter; Furthermore, these regulations do however permit signage in another language under certain conditions, which is why we will examine the situation more closely following your request.

While that is VERY nice of them lawyer Harold Staviss replied; that Article 2 (below) of Quebec’s policy of signage erected by the “civil administration” states that signage in provincial bodies that conduct activities similar to that of regular businesses can be in French and another language, as long as French is clearly predominant. Exceptions include billboards, buses and bus shelters.

Bonjour:

Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre réponse et j’ai pris note des articles 14 et 22 de la Charte de la langue française. Toutefois, comme vous êtes au courant, il appert que l’article 2 du <<Règlement sur l’affichage de l’Administration>> qui se lit comme suit:

<< 2.  Sous réserve de l’article 3, l’affichage de l’Administration relatif à des activités de nature similaire à celles d’entreprises commerciales peut être fait à la fois en français et dans une autre langue, pourvu que le français y figure de façon nettement prédominante au sens du règlement qui précise la portée de cette expression pour l’application de la Charte de la langue française (chapitre C-11), sauf:

1°    si cet affichage est fait sur des panneaux-réclame, sur des affiches ou sur tout autre support d’une superficie de 16 m2 ou plus et visible de tout chemin public au sens de l’article 4 du Code de la sécurité routière (chapitre C-24.2); 

            2°    si cet affichage est fait sur ou dans tout moyen de transport public et ses accès, y compris les abribus>> (D. 1756-93, a. 2.),

est applicable dans les circonstances. En conséquence, je suis d’opinion que la Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) a le droit d’avoir ses affichages en anglais aussi, pourvu que le français soit nettement prédominante.

Dans l’attente d’un réponse favorable à l’effet que la SAQ mettra en place l’affichages en anglais dans un très proche avenir, je vous prie d’agréer, mes salutations les plus distinguées.

Bien à vous.

Please take 10 seconds and write to the SAQ (link below).

Simply inform them that you will be cutting down what wine, liquor or beer that you consume, until which time the SAQ begins to post bilingual signs in their outlets in English speaking regions of Quebec.

On the following link (contact form), please choose SERVICE/COURTESY. Leave “phone number” blank: https://www.saq.com/content/SAQ/en/a-propos/pour-nous-joindre.html

For info regarding Ontario’s impressive language policy see: http://csfontario.ca/en/enquetes/services-directs/lcbo

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The time has come to fight back against Quebec’s xenophobia!

We have not purchased anything at the SAQ in years. We shop at the LCBO and save $$$. We visit family in Ottawa every month. ON sales tax is 2% less than in QC. Gas is less expensive as well! 

Buy your liquor and gasoline in Kahnawake and save $$ IF you do not get to Ontario.

Make your own wine!

Please “follow” the blog for updates and please sign our petition once, but share often!  http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/it-is-time-to-close-down?source=c.em&r_by=13077821

  • Societe Alcools du Quebec
  • Ontario Liquor Board
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