OCTOBER IS DO NOT BUY or DRINK WINE MONTH IN QUEBEC!!

In view of the fact that the SAQ has absolutely no intention whatsoever  of posting bilingual signs, to show minority respect, as does the LCBO (Ontario), everyone is encouraged not to drink/purchase wine anywhere in Quebec during the month of October (2016)

PLEASE SPREAD THIS BLOG FAR AND WIDE VIA EMAIL, FACEBOOK, TWITTER etc.

Please note that wine costs less in Ontario than in QC, so stock up if/when you go there. Have friends/relatives bring you wine. They will be happy as they will get Air Miles and besides how many people would not like to see Quebec losing millions of $$ in profits from the SAQ!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE SAQ RESPECT THE LINGUISTIC MINORITY, AS DOES THE LCBO IN ONTARIO STOCK UP IN ONTARIO WHENEVER YOU GO!:

This effort is blasting off. Click on the GoFundMe link that follows and see how people are supporting this effort AND actually earning $50 for doing so!!!

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IS SOMETHING ROTTEN AT THE SAQ?

UPDATED October `17/16

WE INVITE YOU TO BOYCOTT THE SAQ!

WHY?

Wine costs less in Ontario than in Quebec, BUT it is also a matter of

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

The ONLY way to change that is through Quebec’s wallet!

Its Now or Never!

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

In Quebec there are NO bilingual signs at any SAQ.

In February 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 SAQ promised a reply

The SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE SAQ WAITED 5 MONTHS TO RESPOND TO OUR REQUEST, AND THEN HAD THE AUDACITY TO IGNORE THE ACTUAL REQUEST!!!

THOUSANDS ARE BOYCOTTING THE SAQ!!

PLEASE JOIN US!!

Please share this site on Facebook/via email etc! To get here, one need only Google: BOYCOTT THE SAQ

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 10% of the locals are French mother tongue! *

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

As of today (October 17) we have accumulated over $25,000 to advertise in the Greater Montreal region, that wine costs less in Ontario!

We do NOT ask for donations!

We simply encourage everyone to go onto their computer for 5-10 minutes, earn $50 and by following the instructions on  https://www.gofundme.com/boycottthesaq the advertising fund ALSO receives $50.

Please READ the instructions!!

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.

Over $25,000 has now been raised for advertising the SAQ boycott/that wine costs less in ON!

IF YOU HAVE 5 MINUTES AND WOULD LIKE TO EARN $50 and AT THE SAME TIME SEE THAT THE BOYCOTT THE SAQ ADVERTISING FUND RECEIVES $50 FROM A CANADIAN CHARTERED BANK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING AND READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LEFT SIDE:

https://www.gofundme.com/2g5wgajw

Please LIKE and share our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/rottenSAQ/?fref=ts

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

Please share this site on Facebook/via email etc! To get here, one need only Google: BOYCOTT THE SAQ

Christmas/New Years will soon be coming, and that is the busiest time of the year for the SAQ! Start shopping for your wine in Ontario where it is less expensive, AND they give Air Miles.

To be kept up to date regarding this and similar efforts, please send an email to:

anglo.action.qc@gmail.com

Please share this site!

Please watch/share the video of an SAQ demonstration held near the end of May

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XucSuwsd7gs

Feel free to make a sign mentioning GOOGLE: BOYCOTT THE SAQ and demonstrate whenever you can at a busy intersection. STAY on the sidewalk! Please advise when you do (via a comment below) and we will let you know how many Google. Personally, I have demonstrated like this over 250 times for different efforts!

*The LCBO posts bilingual signs in regions of ON where at least 10% are French mother tongue. Cities having over 5,000 Francophones in their populations have bilingual signs as well. These cities include, but are not limited to: Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Cornwall, Sudbury……………..

ADDITIONAL INFO FOLLOWS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO READ:

The following is actually the Aug 4 reply of  the Secretary General of the SAQ. This reply arrived because over a thousand fed up people wrote to the SAQ  and advised they would  boycott the SAQ.

Note that I originally asked the SAQ to post bilingually, in areas where a min of 25% are English mother tongue, not the 10% threshold set by Ontario.

From: Info SAQ.com <Info@saq.qc.ca>
Date: August 4, 2016 at 4:48:04 PM GMT-4
Subject: Bilingual signsHello,We have received your e-mail, and we thank you for taking the time to write us.In response to comments received in recent months regarding the language used in some of our stores, we want to note that the SAQ adjusts its product offer and service to the markets it serves.For example, it isn’t surprising that we pay special attention to the range of Italian products we offer in Little Italy. Or that kosher products are distributed in stores where customer demand is strongest. The same openness applies to communicating with customers in our points of sale: while French is the language of work among staff, it is absolutely not against rules for staff to speak to customers in languages other than French when appropriate. On the contrary, we encourage this type of interaction, which improves the advisory service we provide and the shopping experience the customer enjoys. Accordingly, members of the Anglophone community can count on many SAQ employees to advise them in their mother tongue. This is particularly true in stores located in areas with a higher concentration of Anglophones.Société des alcools du Québec

Do you notice what she said about bilingual signs? If you did not notice it is because she mentioned absolutely nothing about bilingual signs!!

Additional information follows:

FRONT PAGE NEWS!

http://www.thesuburban.com/news/city_news/saq-looking-into-bilingual-signage-for-some-outlets/article_cda9270c-4981-5d78-980b-7bf1a6b667fc.html

More in depth information follows!

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.

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!

I WILL NOT VACATION IN QUEBEC UNTIL THERE ARE BILINGUAL ROAD SAFETY SIGNS!

We were going to spend 2 weeks vacationing in The Gaspe this summer, but instead we rented a cabin near Bar Harbor, Maine.

I  wrote to Bonjour Quebec (Quebec Tourism) and advised that since there are no bilingual road SAFETY signs in Quebec that we will be vacationing elsewhere.

Will you do the same/boycott Quebec for your vacation?

Here is the email address for Bonjour Quebec (Tourism Quebec)

https://www.quebecoriginal.com/…/vacation-planni…/contact-us

PLEASE SHARE THIS BLOG ACROSS CANADA AND IN THE US AS WELL!

IF QUEBEC DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF ENGLISH SPEAKERS, THEN SCREW QUEBEC!

IF YOU RESIDE IN QUEBEC, WE WELCOME YOU NOT TO PURCHASE WINE/LIQUOR IN QUEBEC! https://quebecboycott.wordpress.com/is-something-rotten-at-the-saq/

 

How To Take On Quebec, And WIN! :o)

The following are “the rules” that were followed by the Civil Rights Movement in the USA around 60 years ago. They succeeded. “`
If you believe that English is being treated in Quebec, as if it were a disease, please SHARE this blog. People need to know about the non-violent tactics that ended segregation in the US! If the tactics worked in the US south, they will work in Quebec, as well!
  1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

  2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

  3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

  4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

  5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

  6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

  7. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

  8. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

  9. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.

  10. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

  11. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

  12. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

For the entire article please see:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals

THE MORE PEOPLE THAT SEE THESE RULES AND FOLLOW THEM, THE BETTER!

PLEASE SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!

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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If you have any suggestions to make as to what should appear upon this blog, please do not hesitate to comment below. Comments will not be published (as a comment) unless you request that they are. “None of us is as smart as all of us!”

‘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? 🙂