Egged for speaking English?

Posted By: Laura Casella · 12/11/2012 7:09:00 AM

A woman claims she was pelted with eggs last Thursday night in NDG because she was heard speaking English.

Sasha Elickus tells CJAD news she was dropping off her mother at her Monkland avenue apartment with her husband and 9-month-old baby boy.

She says her husband was unloading boxes and groceries from the trunk while she was still in the car with their son, when suddenly the unexpected happened. 

"I just felt really large bangs on my car, and I heard someone screaming out of a car window driving really fast down Monkland towards Montreal West swearing a profanity and then saying bleep English person."

She says her son started to scream and when she looked at him realized that yolk had splattered all over his face.

"The SUV was just covered, inside and out, of eggs," says the resident of Ile-Perrot.

Elickus believes the suspect may have heard them speaking English at a Jean-Coutu or Provigo nearby earlier in the evening.

"But NDG is very anglophone," she says, "so I don't understand why something like this would happen."

Elickus says the disgusting experience has left a bad taste in her mouth and she plans on filing a police report.

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  1. Jon posted on 12/11/2012 07:35 AM
    What a despicable crime and yet again against a defenseless child. What of the child had been blinded by these mindless thugs.
    There has been a few of these incidents since the PQ was elected and apart from Jean Lise telling the English speaking population to show restraint against the Francophone population there has been a veil of silence from the PQ. This can only mean one thing and that is, that this is acceptable for the Marois government.
    These incidents are hate crimes and we are crossing over into very dangerous area here when the PQ makes no comment or even acknowledges them. Sooner or later somebody will go too far and then someone will die.
    1. Rudolph S posted on 12/11/2012 10:01 AM
      @Jon this is the new Quebec, like the goons (CJAD reported) that beat up a teenager because he spoke english. With the extra 1,1million budget the OLF can now hire more language thugs to patrol the streets , meanwhile Realestate brokers in Hawkesbury are busy finding homes for Quebec Anglos who have enough of that sh..... their Money and Taxes go with them.... The red square twitts who voted for the Maroisie will soon realize il se sont mis le pied dans l"platre...Unfortunately we presently have no Leaders on whom we could hope to get rid of this insane bunch of nationalists.

  2. Mark Broomer posted on 12/11/2012 07:42 AM
    I guess this is the new pass time for the dirty separatist.
  3. Sheila G. posted on 12/11/2012 07:59 AM
    I'm happy to see somebody step up and speak out about this. I live in the Ottawa valley and I am a Very Proud Quebec Born, English Speaking Canadian. Living where I am, I too have had my share of the Francophone rudeness. Once while at work, because I didn't speak French, the gentleman got very angry and told me "I'm Ashamed of myself to speak in to you in your language". This is a form of bullying, and last I heard English is one of the two official languages in Canada.
    1. Christine posted on 12/11/2012 08:43 AM
      @Sheila G. Sheila, This person is not a 'gentleman'.
  4. chris posted on 12/11/2012 08:27 AM
    unfortunatley,this will pass with nothing being done,because it's a hate crime against the english,and the PQ have made it perfectly clear that the english are not welcome,the jackasses who did this will probably be praised by the hardliners for this, and be told to keep it up.
    1. Colin posted on 12/11/2012 11:20 AM
      @chris Quite seriously, doesn't this remind us how the Nazis began systematically persecuting the Jews when HItler was elected in 1933?
    2. Becki posted on 12/12/2012 11:54 AM
      @chris I agree, the PQ / their supporters are going out to their way to ostracize anglophones, and yet I thought I heard in a news report today that Ms. Marois is going to NY. Is she hoping to find Francophones there? Encourage Americans to bring their tourist dollars to Quebec? How would that work exactly, as even less so than English Quebecers, they don't speak French???
  5. Critical Skin posted on 12/11/2012 09:20 AM
    Maybe the fact that she was driving a SUV had as much to do with the egg pelting as the language she was speaking. And it's Monkland Avenue, not street.

    CJAD would be a good station if it didn't constantly focus on this ridiculous & divisive language issue.
    1. Ginomtl posted on 12/11/2012 09:51 AM
      @Critical Skin Yeah like.... I would want to rely on the french media to report this...CJAD is doing good job keeping us informed.
    2. Hate speaking French now posted on 12/11/2012 11:17 AM
      @Critical Skin Hi Critical skin, or maybe you should call yourself thin skin.

      CJAD is 1 of very few English media left here to cover all stories that might be of public interest to the English speaking community. It is not perfect as no organization is, but I think they do a good job. And it encourages the public to respond to their stories. Take a good objective look at what is spread in the many French media and how people respond there, if you'd care to see roots of divisiveness.

      It is the growing obsession with French being the priority #1, damn all other important issues, of the current political powers, and the masses of uneducated uni lingual French speakers and unions that elected them, that is causing divisiveness and cultural disharmony.

      Fascism is now growing in Quebec more than ever, and encouraging uneducated bigoted people to feel free to verbally and physically attack English speakers. This is real divisiveness and dangerous too.

      By the way, this is not the only event of being attacked or mistreated reported in the media in the last months, just for speaking English. Only the most disgusting case, if true. Aside of course, from the metro official physically attacking that girl a couple of months back, for expecting to be able to speak English to a lowly ticket taker.

      Not only was it not enough so far for bigots to feel emboldened by their government to treat rudely and with no respect anyone expecting service in English in the public sector, now these idiots feel it's alright to attack someone on the street just for speaking English. Reminds me of the fascists that used to beat people in Europe during the wars, just for speaking their own language in public. Read up some history and see what has caused divisiveness among cultures in the past.

      Shame on you, for calling protests to this bully behaviour a source of divisiveness! Should we all simply hide in our homes to speak our language and not protest?

      How proud are you exactly of the current English hatred in Quebec?
  6. Happy to be out of QC posted on 12/11/2012 10:11 AM
    Everyday there are more reasons why I am thankful to no longer live in QC. Montreal was home to us for a total of 13 yrs, but as English speaking non-Canadians the time had come to take our tax dollars elsewhere. We were sick & tired of paying 50% income tax to be treated like second class citizens, for our kids to not get a fair shot at extra resources in school etc - all because we spoke English & a small amount of French.

    When we chose to move to Montreal the situation was not what it is today. I was happy to learn some French & let my kids attend French schools, but enough is enough Quebec.

    We did the only thing that we could to make a difference to our lives - we moved. I am happy to pay our tax dollars to a Government that shows us respect & treats us fairly.
    1. Alex posted on 12/11/2012 11:33 AM
      @Happy to be out of QC Good riddance.
    2. sam posted on 12/13/2012 04:52 PM
      @Happy to be out of QC Honestly I am so tired of the people who feel the need to tell us they moved.. Who cares? What I care about is what is going on HERE where I LIVE where others LIVE and who are here fighting for our rights. You moved, you are in a new space you are somewhere you feel happier? Great good for you so stop whining on boards about what's happening here in Quebec. I want to hear from RESIDENTS.. people who support those of here FIGHTING for our RIGHTS.. If this Province is too much for you then don't let the door with the SORTIE sign hit you on the way out.
  7. Mike D posted on 12/11/2012 10:14 AM
    You can thanks Madame Marois for this. 1 person already dead because of her.
  8. VaudreuilDude posted on 12/11/2012 10:20 AM
    This really is a horrible prank by a group of fools, unfortunately aimed at anglophones. Let's not get all huffy / puffy and start a language war. If we're to become a fully bilingual society and show the hardliners that they're cause is foolish, we all need to put a little water in our glass.
    I'm not so sure it's a hate crime. Probably just a bunch of young jerks with too much time on their hands and a beef against this young family for a stupid reason.
    Luckily the baby wasn't hurt.
    1. Barry Dwyer posted on 12/11/2012 01:19 PM
      @VaudreuilDude @ VaudreuilDube dude there already is a war on and it's against the English language wake up and smell your coffee .
  9. Lou (ex Kaybecer) posted on 12/11/2012 10:35 AM
    I have no doubt that this happened. Church and Skin doubt it. Are you going to also dismiss the incidents captured ON VIDEO that showed anglos being attacked, assaulted, harassed? I have seen and experienced it firsthand. It is open season on anglophones. There is no question., It started way before the PQ got elected. I have become a supporter of Kaybec separatism (assuming first we discuss borders and moving/closing of CANADIAN military bases).
    And guess what? YOu keep attacking the helpless and the weak ones, and the radical anglos (and trust me they are out there) will take action.
    Go ahead. We are watching and waiting.
    Personally, I want the next referendum to be sooner rather than later.
    With the question phrased by Canada with no input from Kaybec.
    To kick Kaybec out.
    Each attack brings us closer to winning conditions.
    So bring it on.
    Just make sure the anglos have videocameras.
    1. Louise Church posted on 12/11/2012 11:49 AM
      @Lou (ex Kaybecer) My comment was deleted by the radio station so you don't have to worry that I don't agree.
  10. Terry posted on 12/11/2012 10:35 AM
    Another Pauline Marois creation!
  11. Cutie003 posted on 12/11/2012 11:07 AM
    Left a comment but named a blog site when I guess I wasn't supposed to. We have to start fighting these racist language bigots and get our freedom back to speak and work in the language of our choice. The separatists are now proposing a new Bill to take away even more of our rights. Please find a blog or an organization to join to gather together to stop these separatists from driving even more and more businesses and anglophones and allophones from their homes. Write to your MNAs, federal reps, newspapers, anyone you can to fight against losing more of our choice to live our lives as we see fit. They will bankrupt all of us if they continue. Please fight back.
  12. Cutie003 posted on 12/11/2012 11:10 AM
    By the way, we have to find a democratic way to partition this place and let those separatist areas go that want to go. Be it municipal or federal districts, we must get rid of these separatists so we can live in peace, francophone and anglophone, as we have for hundreds of years. Enough is enough. Fight for your freedom to live as you wish.
    1. Zambrano posted on 12/14/2012 07:25 PM
      @Cutie003 I think you should revise your history Cutie003, the English words we read on this page are notre new at all, they have a commun ancester named Lord Durham.
  13. Sébastien posted on 12/11/2012 11:12 AM
    What is the worst between getting throw eggs or get shot at Metropolis ?... Which is unfortunate with the Anglophone community, is that you take a news for generality. Is that all English people are Richard Henri Bain ?... I hope not.
    1. S. Templar posted on 12/11/2012 05:42 PM
      @Sébastien "you take news for generality"

      Where this only an isolated event, we wouldn't care.

      "Is that all English people are Richard Henri Bain"

      That's not generalizing at all. Will this be the new French justification? 'Yes, I spit on you and treat you like dirt, but you're an anglophone just like Bain'. Should I start treating you like I would Pierre Vallières?
  14. Nancy posted on 12/11/2012 12:01 PM
    ''Elickus believes the suspect may have heard them speaking English at a Jean-Coutu or Provigo nearby earlier in the evening.'' Are you sure this happened because they were speaking English earlier in the evening? Come on !!! I dont think so... Stop blaming French Quebecers, the suspect may be an Anglophone !
    1. S. Templar posted on 12/11/2012 05:45 PM
      @Nancy "then saying bleep English person"

      Something tells me they weren't anglos... But you're right, I'm sure it was self-hating Scots...
  15. Deborah Ann posted on 12/11/2012 12:05 PM
    Everything was going well before these morons got elected. I am glad this family has spoken up. This should not be happening in this day and age. People are free to speak any language of their choice and should not get harrassed. Its a shame this government is making people bitter over language. We must keep on sticking up for our rights as taxpayers and the PQ need to know this.
  16. Peter Dorais posted on 12/11/2012 01:27 PM
    Did the students not get ther way when they took to te streets in massive numbers? This is what the english must do to get any results. Remember Howard Galgonov?Where were the english during the protest rallies we had back then? Wake up people its not going to get any better. Time to stop kissing ass and take to the streets
  17. Sandy Lamothe posted on 12/11/2012 02:43 PM
    Now you know why I left Quebec. I was born and raised in Montreal, but after going through 3 referendums and fighting the french my whole life, I just got fed up. In order for my two children to go to english school,I had to prove 7 consecutive years of english education (sounds alot like Nazi Germany to me). I had the chance to move to Ontario and never looked back. I would not move back to Quebec if you paid me.
    1. qué posted on 12/11/2012 04:57 PM
      @Sandy Lamothe Sorry, did you say 3 referendums? Did I miss one?
    2. Lionel Groulx posted on 12/11/2012 05:01 PM
      @Sandy Lamothe This happened to her last Thursday , no pictures of the egg-splattered vehicle ,only 2 broken eggs on the ground . She took the time to tell her story to CJAD ,is only thinking of telling the police ? 5 days later ? Does she have description of the SUV ? license # ,?
      Let me get this straight , these yahoos heard her speaking English earlier in the evening , bought some eggs tracked her down and egged her on a busy street ?
      I hope the Angry-Anglo station has taken some time to look into this story before reporting it or they may be the ones with egg on their faces !
  18. job posted on 12/11/2012 05:20 PM
    It a sad state of affairs when language dictates if you are accepted or not. What ever happened to accepting a person for who and what thy are .
    Quebecois should realize that without Canada they would be another third world country..
  19. An Importation to Prop the Ponzi Scheme posted on 12/11/2012 07:41 PM
    Take it from an importation that has to put with "pure-laine" Quebeqois hate and xenophobia: get organized and create a party to represent the interests of the Anglo and importation tax payers. Liberals did nothing to prevent this. And oust Lisee, there is no negotiation or consultation with that rat.
  20. D posted on 12/11/2012 09:44 PM
    Time for Marois to get out. She is only tearing us apart!!!!!!
  21. English FB posted on 12/12/2012 07:56 PM
    I am English, born in the UK and came to Canada for a better life. Although I am English, I am not anti French and never have been. This provence which was built by European workers, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek , Turkish, French as well as English.
    As far as I am concerned French can be the predominant language, but all children should have a French first, then English education; being as we all live a few miles from the largest English speaking country in the world. Plus most engineering is in English, all air traffic is controlled in English.
    When I came here I was told that I was moving to the second largest French speaking city in the world, but I did point out that Canada has two official languages and I speak one of them really well!
    Have a little respect for those around you, what ever colour they are where ever they are born and what religion they pray to.
  22. Raffi posted on 12/13/2012 08:29 AM
    I was at the Montreal General Hospital yesterday, using the bathroom. The stall I used had some anti-english graffiti on it. How can someone, using an ENGLISH hospital, have the nerve to put anti-english graffiti inside their building, I wonder?
  23. Arch posted on 12/13/2012 11:48 AM
    What chance do the Anglos have in Quebec when the federal government won't defend their rights and the supreme court of Canada won't hear cases of discrimination.
    I live in Calgary and can speak any language I choose without fear of being assaulted.
  24. Sick n tired posted on 12/13/2012 01:45 PM
    For those that deny this incident as a racist attack...had the word "anglo" or "english" in this case (or the countless others that have been reported in the last few months) been replaced by the name of any other race or religion it would have been front page news as hate related. Born and raised an anglophone Quebecer and I feel as though my rights have continually being violated and now add to that discrimination and threats and yet no one seems to care. It does indeed smell like Germany during the 30s and getting worse. The anglophone society has no representation whatsoever. What is it going to take before we are actually heard?
  25. Michelle posted on 12/13/2012 10:12 PM
    Its so sad, but if people are not going to do anything except and complain and just talk about what will happen sooner or later....well my dad always said "tomorrow never comes". The French in Canada have fought, whined and have been extremely violent in order to get what they want, and they get..for the most part, what they want. English people in General (Canada, and UK to be more specific) are known tobe extremly passive and we are always letting people take advantage of us, walk on us and take what they want from us.....I'm starting to think that since we English refuse to be anything else other then to be passive about these things, we all seem to be all words and no action, ... maybe we deserve the treatment we get. Also any one hear about La Douche's dog park proposal?
    all I can do is laugh
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