Flag-flap a slap in the face

Posted By: Barry Morgan · 11/21/2012 6:14:00 PM

It looks like, despite the intentions of the PQ, the Canadian flag won't be removed from the National Assembly. Thank goodness.

I wonder how members of the military feel about this. I wonder how families of members of the military who fought and died for Canada feel about this.

To remove the flag would be scandalous. To suggest its removal is a slap in the face.

The National Assembly has settled on a parliamentary vote to deal with this. The Liberals will vote
against the PQ's wishes. And it looks as if the CAQ is also against the government on this issue, which shouldn't be an issue at all.

Think of all the time wasted in Quebec City, think of what the government could and should be doing to improve the lives of its citizens, without calling for the flag's removal.

If the PQ is so bent out of shape because of the flag, why doesn't the government refuse transfer payments from Ottawa?

I'm embarrassed to be a Quebecer when I hear these kinds of intentions on the part of the Parti Quebecois.

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  1. Didi Miesen posted on 11/21/2012 08:20 PM
    Pauline Marois - as Premier of Quebec - has the legal responsibility to represent ALL Quebeckers. If she continues to represent a minority - her - ilk - only - then she must step down from her position immediately. That's the LOI. :)
  2. Marc posted on 11/21/2012 11:45 PM
    Having no respect for a sovereign country to which you belong is hardly the way to go about achieving legitimate independence. if the presence of the Canadian flag is disagreeable why not give up all vestiges of anything Canadian including your passports, money etc.
  3. mmon posted on 11/22/2012 11:11 AM
    I dont beleive the CAQ is that supportive, the leader Mr. Legault has stated that he has not recieved one letter in regards to the flag and considers this of very low importance on the relm of things to do. Sounds like we better start writing letters to the CAQ before the vote if this is important to us!!!
  4. J.S. posted on 11/22/2012 06:22 PM
    The other day I saw a commercial celebrating 30 years of the Canadian charter of human rights. The Federal govn't does nothing to protect Anglo rights in this lala land we call Kebec. For those of us who were born herewe are stuck between a rock and a hard place . The rest of the country thinks all Quebeckers are separatist and the English here feel like second class. Not all Francophones are fascist but they don't speak up about the stupidity that goes on here. When someone says leave if you don't like it they don't realise how hard it is to leave your roots. So Mr. Harper celebrate the charter on t.v. but those of us stuck here have trouble sharing in the anniversary.
    1. LMAO posted on 11/23/2012 11:22 AM
      @J.S. Harper has no interest in Quebec Anglo's as there is no extra votes here for him to gather. He will just blow Marois off every time she asks for something while ignoring Quebec's Anglo's.
      It's hard to see how they can celebrate 30 years of human rights when there own citizens are continually oppressed with out even a comment from the feds.
    2. betts posted on 11/24/2012 09:36 AM
      @J.S. I Completely agree with you JS. The Canadian Charter of Rights is for easy problems. They believe they're heros by helping, for example, a homeless person vote etc. They are too afraid to address more complicated issues. They should put a disclaimer next to their name - "Canadian Charter of Rights - Where Applicable".
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