Anglos shouldn't fear PQ policies: Lisée

Posted By: Kevin Gallagher · 1/17/2013 10:29:00 PM

Close to 60 people gave Jean-Francois Lisée a warm welcome to discuss some controversial subjects at the Westmount Library.

The Quebec minister responsible for anglophones and Montreal was invited by the Westmount Municipal Association to discuss Montreal's economy, corruption, the Turcot Interchange and anglophone and francophone relations.

Lisée says anglophones are an important part of the future of Quebec. Adding the notion that Quebec should be as French as Ontario is English needs to be a thing of the past.

"It always struck me as being a program of cruel and unusual punishment for anglo Quebecers," said Lisée

Lisée says his goal is to have a Quebec where French is the common language but anglophones and First Nations feel secure in their rights.

A promise anglophnes listening to the speech hoped Lisee can keep.

The minister also defended his statement that Montreal needs more francophone families. He says the reduction in francophone households on the island of Montreal has fallen significantly since the 1970's due to policies encouraging urban sprawl.

Lisée has formed a committee to study this trend and is working on incentive base polices to encourage francophone and anglophone families to settle in Montreal instead of the suburbs.

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  1. LMAO posted on 01/18/2013 06:44 AM
    Lisée says his goal is to have a Quebec where French is the common language but anglophones and First Nations feel secure in their rights. This while we sit and whatch the PQ's open and blatant anti Anglo antics adopted since the recent election to erode all rights left by the Anglo population. How does this guy sleep at night - What a joke does he and Madame Marois really think we are that stupid!!!!!
    Send the soft spoken guy in and no-one will realize what's going on - wasn't that a tactic adopted in the 1930's some where in Europe?
    1. Umaga posted on 01/18/2013 08:11 AM
      @LMAO Please , these cliched comparisons to Nazi Germany are growing a little worn , "Oh my , it;s just like Kristalnacht ! " " Language Gestapo " , " ethnic cleansing " and others are not only hysterical panic-mongering but also diminish the carnage inflicted on of the tens of millions of victims of the real thing .
  2. Sharon posted on 01/18/2013 07:59 AM
    All I can say is read between the lines VERY carefully.......
  3. Susan posted on 01/18/2013 08:45 AM
    I find the language issue 'amusing' in light of the fact that the OLF has ordered a bilingual sign to be removed from a window on Monkland Avenue. How can the anglos feel that their rights will not be violated when the Quebec government tolerates lack of respect on a daily basis... on our streets and in the businesses the anglos deal with. There must be some organized and serious opposition to this government.

    OQLF cracks down on business promotion sign
    Posted By: Shuyee Lee slee@astral.com · 1/15/2013 2:25:00 PM

    A small sign seen in NDG shops with eight words, four in French and four in English, has drawn the ire of the province's language watchdog.Some people working and walking along Monkland Avenue say they think the OQLF - Office Québécoise de la langue française - has gone too far in going after a small ski equipment shop on the street for displaying a sticker that says, "I'm active in NDG. Je m'active a NDG." The English words are the same size as the French, and that, says the language watchdog, is a no-no. The shopkeeper complied and took it down.
    1. Joyce posted on 01/18/2013 01:22 PM
      @Susan Not all merchands did. Mrs. Cohen still has it up. Kudos to her and all that are fighting these ridiculous acts of suffocation. Do you hear all this Umaga? Moronic human being.
  4. alrev posted on 01/18/2013 08:50 AM
    At least we knew where Camille Laurin was coming from! Now that the Anglophone community has reached the exasperation point the PQ sends in a clown!
  5. Mike posted on 01/18/2013 09:02 AM
    This guy is trying to play us like puppets. If anyone believes one word he says, they deserved to be played. He is a fraud, a liar and does not care for anglophones at all. Be careful and be weary of this man. Mark my words.
    1. Joyce posted on 01/18/2013 01:25 PM
      @Mike Here Here Mike!!! I heard him this morning and when he was asked how he spoke English so well he said, " I joined the Scouts at 6 years old in an English church because they would not take me at the French Scouts who commenced the sessions at age 7". Then he dated English girls, Took English courses. YET YET YET he is fighting so that 1000 entries for new English elementary students cannot have access to EMSG or LBP school boards. He is a fraud, he is actually more dangerous than his leader Mme. Marois. WATCH OUT ANGLOS you will be eaten alive by this wolf.
  6. MeNotYou posted on 01/18/2013 09:11 AM
    What we need to do for the Seperatists to "get it" is to copy the student protests and begin to fight for our rights, whereas the students were simply fighting for priviledges.

    People cannot be afraid of their Government. Rather, the Government should be afraid of the people it serves
  7. Joe posted on 01/18/2013 09:58 AM
    Agreed this is the wolf on the sheep's clothing. He must think we are real dummies.How to show your sincere, get rid of the language zealots, I mean what does Mario Beaulieu have to do with the health sector, geez he is a zealot not a man decides which language a person gets medical attention (Lachine General Decision), now if lisee knew this bag of racist wind was going to appear at this meeting and being the minister of all is equal (lol) he should have said to minister that the bag of wind has nothing to do with the health sector and lets ask the population what they think, but hell no they already knew the answer. And allowing the language zealots to continue to wage their petty wars against people that live in certain areas well I guess that we are not all equal. And when he is against a wall famous words. We are doing a study of that. Face it as usual its all to save their political asses because if they step on to many non committed french voters they are history so they pick little battles and do not touch the big ones they have already back tracked on. Oh and got up singing that beautiful new Top 10 hit the racists came up for us equal citizens welcoming us to their family.

    Le auguro un buon fine settimana

    Ooops hope dont fine me for that LOL
  8. Rudolph S posted on 01/18/2013 03:06 PM
    I don't know what Lisee wants to study, it is obvious, that french or english families prefer to live in the suburbs, away from the stinking City with overpriced rents for crummy littel appartments. People work hard, to be able to raise their kids in a house with backyard and gardens in a community that offers activities other than street gangs for their kids. I think Maroise knows how much she wants to eliminate everything english, but to make it less obvious she had to create the position of a Minister for the English (wonder what that portfolio cost ) to pretend she is the loving Tante Pauline pour les anglais....
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