Marois vows action against religious accommodation

Posted By: Angelica Montgomery · 2/9/2013 3:07:00 PM

Pauline Marois is vowing to take a firm stance against the accommodation of religious minorities.

At her party's conference in Drummondville, she also pledged to her supporters that she will block access to English private schools.

"We will deal with this once and for all," she said about reasonable accommodation. "Quebec's values must be respected."

Her declaration pulled the 400 delegates to their feet. Their applause rang out in approval during their 30-second standing ovation.

English schools

Marois' commitment to restrict English private schools was nearly as popular. She told supporters she would close off access to so-called bridging schools.

"If I have to turn to the notwithstanding clause, I won't be shy," she said, to another burst of applause.

Marois also pledged to promote sovereignty.

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  1. Jane posted on 02/09/2013 03:40 PM
    She is an extremist and not unlike the jihadists - except for the bombs. Where is the right and freedom to choose in that province? what is taking them so long so boot her minority government out of office?
  2. alex posted on 02/09/2013 11:26 PM
    What a psycho!!!
  3. phil posted on 02/10/2013 12:00 AM
    her bigotry will be Quebec's downfall
  4. Alex Nuta posted on 02/10/2013 07:27 AM
    I don't understand why cultural intolerance and linguistic bigotry is met with applause. Am I still living in a free country? Who has the right to pass an edict on how to live? How to pray? How to raise my children?
    I was raised in a repressive communist Romania. If this kind of intolerance passes here, all the efforts my parents deployed to get us to a better life will have been in vain.
    1. Rudolph S posted on 02/11/2013 08:44 AM
      @Alex Nuta yes Alex, we are still living in a free country, enjoy it, when you see how that Marois woman is already throwing her weight around. Altough she runs a minority regime, she behaves like Queen of Quebec. Already she is firing up the Sovreignity kettle , imagine she should win, you have your blue wonders coming .. , under her and her consorts regime this will be a poor country with no rights for anyone else but pure laine quebecois. I sure hope Harper and his friends in Ottawa will explain to Quebecers, what they will loose and what price they have to pay when they follow this piper...Next time we get to vote, do not stay at home because those who want to destroy Canada will certainly be out in numbers. Its the only way to cure the Maroisie maladie
  5. John Quilliam posted on 02/10/2013 10:57 AM
    Same old rhetoric.
    Nothing said about the economy quality health care and education.
    All that is in her warped mind is sovereignty.
    In the meantime,the important matters above will take a back seat and rapidly decline.
    Onward Quebecois voters,vote them in again the next election.
    1. Rudolph S posted on 02/12/2013 01:20 PM
      @John Quilliam ...and honestly, beside speaking French in their own declining country what else can Marois and her separatists offer to their misguided flock
  6. Jack Locke posted on 02/10/2013 12:45 PM
    Something wrong here. The premier says she will invoke the notwithstanding clause to trample the rights of citizens and she gets a standing ovation? Oh, oh.
    1. rudolph S posted on 02/11/2013 12:16 PM
      @Jack Locke ...a long time ago in a far away land a wallpaperhaenger with a small mustache had similar ideas........
  7. Christina posted on 02/10/2013 02:31 PM
    Ugh this is sounding a little bit on the crazy side. What happen to our freedom? Is she trying to bring some sort of communism to Canada? I don't understand why the goverment is allowing this treason. Stopping people from getting an english education is against our freedoms. She wants to live somewhere where its all french...go to france!!! This is an english and french country not just french!!!
    1. Rudolph S posted on 02/11/2013 09:14 AM
      @Christina ...she alsocould go to Haiti, maybe there she could do more good than here it's aussi en fracais
  8. LP Thibeault posted on 02/11/2013 11:59 AM
    La loi 101 protege notre province, si tes pas content de mon sapin de noel pis de ma langue retourne dans ton pays!
    1. Lololol posted on 02/11/2013 02:08 PM
      @LP Thibeault HAHAHAHAHAH! T'es drole!
    2. Ray posted on 02/13/2013 02:37 PM
      @LP Thibeault I AM in my country. It is called Canada. And we speak French AND English - and receive education in both as WE see fit.

      C'est des gens comme toi qui faut quitter mon pays, et prends ton intolérence avec la reste de tes vidanges!
  9. Stan posted on 02/11/2013 02:08 PM
    This is my country, monsieur. It seems that we must remind you (and your ilk) of this regularly. What you are witnessing in these comments is a perfectly normal reaction from people who percieve their fundamental rights being threatened by a governing power.

    You would do the same; the fact that the PQ exists and currently holds (abbreviated) power is proof of this. The PQ is a product of francophone resolve against the historic one sided distribution of power in favour of the anglos. Now that this distribution has been corrected in Quebec, and your language and culture are protected and secure against erosion, this government and it's movement overcompensates by targeting any unfrench institution, religion, place of business, etc. and attempting to do away with it by asphyxiation.

    So in your attempts to protect your rights, you're stepping all over mine.
  10. Theo posted on 02/11/2013 05:02 PM
    Marois clearly does not understand respect. She can't expect Quebec values to be respected if she has no respect for minorities and how they choose to live. Or maybe that is what she means by Quebec values - only respect those who agree with you and live like you, trample on the rights of the rest.
  11. Ian posted on 02/11/2013 06:10 PM
    Like the saying, ''the more things change, the more they stay the same.!'' It never ceases to amaze me how far Marois and her ilk will sink to further their narrow-minded ethnocentric ideology at the expense of this province. I would certainly describe the separatists as master bridge- burners, who should be forced to pay damages to the city and province for all the suffering they have caused. Perhaps if they realized this fact, they would think twice about trying to separate.
  12. Doug posted on 02/11/2013 07:05 PM
    Thank the Canadin Charter for promoting discrimination based on languae and province.Even court rulings on section 23 of the Charter are based on language and province.
  13. Maria posted on 02/11/2013 08:22 PM
    They want their own country? Unfortunately they cannot have it in my opinion. I was raised in french schools and learned that the first nations were here first "Amerindien" Maybe it's time to give it back to them and they should decide for the french!!! Give me a break since when do they think quebec belongs to them? Why can't read read their own history, to understand who are their ancestors!!!!!
    1. Umaga posted on 02/12/2013 10:13 AM
      @Maria Perhaps they got the " idea Quebec belongs to them " when they were living in frozen huts , clearing the land by hand , starving , paddling for months through mosquito infested swamps , working for slave wages from English capitalists ,being killed for trying to form unions , organizing the Quiet Revolution so they could live with some dignity , building a generous social safety net to care for the less fortunate , making the James Bay Treaty gold standard for settling " amerindien " land claims , and making a place where immigrants from countries that where governments are not as dedicated to their citizens well being can get a chance to improve their situation .
  14. mrsaad27 posted on 02/12/2013 11:59 PM
    A France and Germany kind of echo? WOW!
  15. Chester posted on 02/13/2013 11:42 AM
    Paulie is such a sad little bigot. The number of her lemmings are dropping. Hopefully we will see the of this soon enough. Such a weak language and culture to require so much protection.
  16. Doug posted on 02/13/2013 01:47 PM
    The notwithstnding clause doesn't work on section 23.
  17. Buckyjay posted on 02/13/2013 05:25 PM
    .....and these amateurs with Pauline Poutine at the helm want to run a country????
    Can't even run a province. Give me a break Pauline
  18. mrsaad27 posted on 02/13/2013 05:48 PM
    Looks like Marois and Beaudion have just earned the nickname as The German chancellar Angela Merkel's two little puppets by condemning multicultralism and have every else succomb to only their way of life. Think like them, pray like them b/c in the French culture counting other groups is shunned upon which does not work here. This is Canada, NOT France, NOT Germany, and certainly NOT Cuba.
  19. Joe posted on 02/13/2013 07:34 PM
    The PQ and the separatists have always been a hate group. They just disguise it under "protecting the french language"
  20. Steve W posted on 02/15/2013 06:11 AM
    Maybe it is time Quebec seperates and I mean by that, that it is broken up and
    given to Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador.
    I was born and raised here, but it no longer home. I am sad that people like Polly
    Marois still exist. Her kids went to John Abbott, she is has issues with english
    folks, and she is a racist.
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